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Target Audience: Academic/Research Staff, all levels
Horizon 2020 is Europe’s largest research and innovation funding scheme, with a budget of approximately €70bn from 2014-2020. The outcome of last year’s UK EU referendum and the triggering of article 50 has caused uncertainty for UK researchers and their international partners. The aim of this session is to highlight confirmations from the European Commission and the UK Government that there is no change to the UK university sector’s ability to apply for and participate in research and innovation programmes such as Horizon 2020. The European Commission is due to publish the final Horizon 2020 Work Programmes in October 2017 and it is key that UK organisations and their international partners are fully aware of our continued eligibility to apply for opportunities under these work programmes until we exit the EU.
Blazej Thomas, European Advisor at UK Research Office (UKRO) in Brussels, will provide an overview of the main messages from the European Commission and the UK Government, including the UK Treasury’s commitment to underwrite funding for all successful H2020 bids made by UK participants and submitted before the UK exits the EU. Participants will also hear from a member of the International Team in RKES, who will provide an overview of the Brexit related activities currently on-going in Strathclyde.
Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions of Blazej Thomas and representatives of the International Team in RKES.
This session is aimed at staff across all disciplines.
As a result of the session, participants will:
- Have an understanding of the current position for UK organisations with respect to applying for EU funding
- Hear key messages from the European Commission and the UK Government
- Receive additional clarification on the HM Treasury’s guarantee to underwrite the payment of H2020 awards (for proposals submitted whilst the UK is still part of the EU)
- Receive an update on Strathclyde activities in light of Brexit.
Delivered By: Blazej Thomas, UK Research Office in Brussels