The Government has today published a document setting out its plans for transitioning to a new R&D program if association to Horizon Europe and other European programs is not possible.
CaSE responds to the publication of transitional arrangements for European programs
20 Jul 2022
Commenting on the plans, CaSE Assistant Director Dr Daniel Rathbone said:
“A new Prime Minister provides an opportunity for a reset in EU relations. Finalising association to Horizon Europe – a win-win for Europe and the UK – would be a great first step. CaSE strongly urges the Conservative leadership candidates to commit to finding a resolution that allows the UK to associate and we welcome the statement today that association is still the Government’s preferred choice.
In the unhappy event that the UK is unable to associate we welcome the Government bringing forward plans to protect and stabilise the UK research sector, including third country participation in Horizon Europe. However, there is not much detail yet on what the long term options are – the Government must now engage as widely as possible with the research and innovation sector as it works on the details of a longer-term alternative.”
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