Brexit update – continued access to Horizon2020

by | Dec 15, 2017

A joint report from the UK Government and the negotiators of the European Union was published on Friday 8th December, and approved by the European Council on Friday 15th December, where EU leaders have agreed to move Brexit talks on to the second phase. As part of the talks on the anticipated financial settlement, there is an agreement, in principle, that the UK will continue to pay net contributions until the end of the current budget plan in 2020, in addition to a fair share of the outstanding EU commitments, such as pensions, that were committed to during the UK’s membership of the EU.

As a result, the UK will continue to benefit from EU programmes during this period, including Horizon 2020.

UK-based individuals and organisations remain eligible to bid for funding, participate in, and lead consortia, including for calls in 2019 and 2020, and projects approved during this period will be able to continue with an uninterrupted flow of EU funding.

Where can RIS help?

The Proposal Development team at Research and Innovation Services have produced extensive factsheets with information on H2020 for our researchers. These can be accessed on the Funding for Research webpage; several more factsheets will be added in the coming days/weeks.

Who to contact?

If you have any further questions, please contact the Proposal Development team in RIS:

Grant Davidson –

Robin Lee –

Research and Innovation Services