UK participation in horizon 2020: UK government overview

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Great Britain. Dept. for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
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11 December 2018
Trends: economic, social and technology trends affecting business
Business and management
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The UK government is committed to ensuring that UK and EU researchers, universities and businesses will be able to continue to collaborate after EU exit.

This document provides an overview of the position for UK applicants following the June EU Council. It also offers further detail about the UK’s commitment to underwrite funding and the extension to the UK’s funding guarantee until the end of Horizon 2020.

This Q&A sets out how the UK government will seek to ensure collaboration continues through a variety of measures, the following of which are detailed below:

  • Ratifying the Withdrawal Agreement;
  • The Underwrite Guarantee and the Post EU Exit Guarantee Extension, should this be required;
  • Facilitating mobility for UK and EU researchers; and
  • Looking beyond Horizon 2020 to UK participation in Horizon Europe and the future Euratom Research and Training (Euratom R&T) programm.


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