United Kingdom joins Horizon Europe programme

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As of 1 January 2024, the United Kingdom becomes an associated country to Horizon Europe, including the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

Organisations based in the UK will be able to participate as beneficiaries in the same terms as those based in the European Union and countries already associated to Horizon Europe.

This includes Doctoral Networks and Staff Exchanges among other coordination and support actions.

Researchers from the UK will continue to be able to participate in the programme, which is open to top researchers from all over the world.

Under the previous EU framework programme for research and innovation, Horizon 2020, the United Kingdom was one of the best performing countries in the MSCA.

The QUASAR Group has been a major beneficiary of European funds, coordinating no less than six Marie Skłodowska-Curie Initial Training Networks (DITANEToPACLA³NETOMA, AVA, and EuPRAXIA-DN) and participating in many other European initiatives like EuroCirCol and EuPRAXIA.

Prof Carsten Welsch says, “This is wonderful news! The best science and innovation comes from international collaboration as we have seen over the many projects we have been involved in over the years. Horizon Europe is the world’s flagship science programme and it is great that UK experts can now play a leading role once again.”