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CaSE response to Horizon Europe proposal

07 Jun 2018

CaSE has responded to the European Commission’s proposal for Horizon Europe, the research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020.  

Commenting, CaSE Deputy Director Naomi Weir said: 

“Research and innovation is a global endeavour and it is widely recognised that continued close collaboration with our nearest neighbours following Brexit is a win-win. So today’s proposal will settle some nerves as it leaves the door open for the UK to play its full part in European research. There is a long way to go, and lots of detail and politics to be navigated before the UK’s future partnership on science is worked out, but this is a step in the right direction.”


1.     CaSE is the leading independent advocate for science and engineering. Find out more at 

2.     The European Commission’s release on the future of Horizon Europe framework can be found here:

3.     On 23rd May CaSE responded to the Framework for the UK-EU Partnership on science, research and innovation, published by the UK Government:

4.     To mark the anniversary of the triggering of article 50, CaSE published a new Brexit report with policy asks from the science and engineering sector on people, funding and regulation:

5.     The recommendations of the Brexit report are as follows:

1. Secure an ambitious agreement on research and innovation with the EU

·  Maintain current migration rules for EEA nationals throughout a transition period

·  Secure UK participation in EU research programmes

·  Prioritise stability and harmonisation of regulation in established areas

·  Seek continued influence on EU and international regulation that impacts on UK science and engineering

2. Coordinate Government efforts to unleash UK science and engineering potential 

·  Abolish the Tier 2 (General) cap

·  Permit research activity overseas in Indefinite Leave to Remain rules

·  Promote the UK as a place to learn, earn and contribute

·  Create an immigration system that supports the retention, access and movement of those who lead, undertake and support research and innovation 

·  Take radical action to deliver diversity in STEM

·  Transform recruitment and retention of teachers

·  Assess and mitigate impact of likely EU funding changes

·  Increase public investment in R&D to 0.7% of GDP by 2022

·  Create a cross-government international research and innovation strategy 

·  Lead the world in regulation of emerging areas of science and innovation