United Kingdom

Overview: Starting January 1, 2024, the United Kingdom officially becomes an associated country to Horizon Europe, enabling its researchers to partake in the EU's research and innovation programme and access its funding.

Key points:

  • EU-UK Specialised Committee on Participation in Union Programmes adopted the political agreement on United Kingdom's association to Horizon Europe and to the Copernicus component of the Space Programme.
  • UK will contribute around €2.43 billion per year on average to the EU budget for its participation in Horizon Europe, and roughly €154 million for participation to Copernicus.

Source of information: https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_23_6327 (Published 04 December 2023).