The European Commission and the United Kingdom have agreed on the UK's participation in Horizon Europe, the European Union's (EU) research and innovation programme, and Copernicus, the EU's world-leading Earth observation programme.
The agreement, signed on 7 September, will allow the EU and the UK to deepen their relationship in the fields of research, innovation and space, bringing together the research and space communities. Overall, it is estimated that the UK will contribute almost 2.6 billion euros per year on average for its participation in both Horizon Europe and the Copernicus component of the space programme.
Starting from 1 January 2024, UK researchers and organisations will have the the same opportunity as their counterparts in EU Member States to participate in Horizon Europe and secure funding. This agreement strenghtens the possibility of joining a global network of researchers and innovators to address challenges in the areas such as climate, energy, mobility, digital, industry and space, health and others.
More information on the EU-UK joint declaration and questions about the eligibility of UK entities is available on the European Commission's website.