EUA and more than 100 individuals and organisations have signed a statement by the British foundation Wellcome Trust that argues for full UK association to the Horizon Europe programme.
As negotiations about the UK’s association to EU programmes are progressing slowly, the signatories call on the EU and the UK government to seek a compromise and focus on the success of the programme. Among other things, it calls on the UK government to show a clear commitment, also financially, to Horizon Europe and accept that the EU will have oversight over the programme. It also asks the EU to compromise on the way that the UK contributes to the programme so that it corresponds to how much the UK participates.
EUA has argued for UK association to Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ since the Brexit referendum in 2016.