On 9 June, the agreement associating Ukraine to Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027) and the Euratom Research and Training Programme (2021-2025) entered into force, following its ratification by Ukraine.
The agreement was signed on 12 October 2021 during the EU-Ukraine summit.
Ukrainian research and innovation actors can now fully participate in these programmes on equal terms with entities from EU Member States.
Given Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the EU’s desire to support Ukraine’s scientific and innovation community, Ukraine will participate in both programmes without a financial contribution in 2021 and 2022. In this way, Ukraine will save approximately €20 million.
This support is complementary to ongoing ERA4Ukraine, Horizon4Ukraine and ERC4Ukraine initiatives, as well as the dedicated fellowship scheme of €25 million under the Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) for displaced researchers of Ukraine. Among other support measures, Ukrainian start-ups and deep tech SMEs will benefit from a targeted €20 million action led by the European Innovation Council (EIC).
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