To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to conclude the agreement to associate to Horizon Europe.
28 September 2021
The UK and the EU agreed the terms for our association to Horizon Europe under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA).
As the underpinning EU legislation was not yet adopted when the TCA was agreed, this was accompanied by a Joint Declaration on Participation in Union Programmes and Access to Programme Services, which set out the parties’ intention to formalise UK participation at the earliest opportunity.
Now that the EU legislation underpinning the Horizon Europe programme is in force, the UK stands ready to formalise our participation at the earliest opportunity. UK entities are eligible and are strongly encouraged to apply for Horizon Europe funding, which the Commission has made clear in the Q&A on their website.