Would you like to learn more about how the UK will participate in the Horizon 2020 and Interreg EU programmes after Brexit? Perhaps you currently manage a project or are planning an application during 2020; then this is webinar on Wednesday the 5th February between 10.00-11.30am is for you.
Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness.
The EU’s Interreg programmes support cooperation across borders and aim to jointly tackle common challenges and find shared solutions in key fields. Programme geographies can be cross-border, transnational and inter-regional.
It is anticipated that the UK will leave the EU as planned on the 31 January 2020 with a Withdrawal Agreement. All planning on No-Deal, including the proposed UK Treasury Guarantee to underwrite EU Programmes has now stopped.
What this means in practice is that in exchange for UK Government continuing to contribute to the EU budget for 2014-2020, UK organisations will continue to participate in EU programmes under normal rules. Organisations from the UK will therefore continue to be eligible to apply to most of the remaining funding opportunities within the Horizon 2020 and Interreg Programmes, with no changes in how payments are made to successful applicants (both old and new).
To learn more and ask questions of those in the know, we are organising a webinar aimed at Horizon 2020 and Interreg programme beneficiaries and partners. The webinar will provide an opportunity to hear directly from Scottish Government and Innovate UK officials about how the Withdrawal agreement between the UK and EU will affect participation in both current and future programmes. The Webinar will also provide an opportunity to raise questions (both in advance and live) and find out how these changes may affect your organisation.