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European University Institute

Question for Department for Exiting the European Union

UIN 222022, tabled on 15 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, what plans his Department has for the UK's continued involvement in the European University Institute.

Answered on

25 February 2019

The UK’s EU membership is inextricably linked to its current membership of the EUI Convention. As a result of exiting the EU, the UK will no longer be an EU member state and so, in a no deal scenario, the UK’s membership of the European University Institute Convention (EUIC) will automatically cease on 29 March 2019. In a deal scenario, the UK’s membership of this Convention will continue for the duration of the implementation period.

The Government has repeatedly made clear that it values international exchange and collaboration in education and training as part of its vision for a Global Britain. The Political Declaration sets out that we will establish general principles, terms and conditions for UK participation in EU programmes in areas of shared interest, and wider dialogues to allow us to share best practice and act together in our mutual interest. On this basis, we will explore with the European University Institute options for future participation in its activities and we will work to ensure that UK students at the EUI will be able to complete their studies. Furthermore, UK universities will be able to continue to collaborate with the EUI in research projects even if the UK is no longer a member of the EUI Convention.

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