The United Kingdom joins Horizon Europe and Copernicus programmes

1 minute read / December 12, 2023

As of 1 January 2024, the United Kingdom becomes an associated country to Horizon Europe. Its researchers will be able to participate in this research and innovation programme of the EU on the same terms as researchers from other associated countries and will have access to Horizon Europe funding.

On the 4th Dec 2023, the final step towards this was completed – the EU-UK Specialised Committee on Participation in Union Programmes adopted the political agreement on United Kingdom’s association to Horizon Europe and to the Copernicus component of the Space Programme.

The UK will contribute around €2.43 billion per year on average to the EU budget for its participation in Horizon Europe, and roughly €154 million for participation to Copernicus.

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