The European Commission and the United Kingdom have reached a political agreement on the UK's participation in Horizon Europe, the EU's research and innovation programme. As of 1 January 2024, researchers and organisations in the UK will be able to participate in Horizon Europe on par with their counterparts in EU Member States and will have access to Horizon Europe funding. This will provide the opportunity for researchers to be part of a global network of researchers addressing a broad range of topics including health, mobility, digital etc.
The UK will be required to contribute financially to the budget and is subject to all the safeguards of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. Overall, it is estimated that the UK will contribute almost EUR 2.6 billion per year on average for its participation in both the Horizon Europe and the Copernicus component of the Space programme. More information on the agreement is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_23_4374