The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and accompanying Joint Declaration on Participation in Union Programmes signed in December 2020 allow the UK to participate as an associated country in the EU’s multiannual Framework Programme Horizon Europe, as well as Euratom Research and Training, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) facility to which the EU contributes via its Fusion for Energy (F4E) body, the Copernicus Earth observation programme, and the EU’s Satellite Surveillance and Tracking services.
There have however been delays in the UK Association, due to disagreements at political level on other issues.
This Round Table meeting was held to discuss issues surrounding UK Association to EU research programmes, including Horizon Europe, Euratom and Copernicus. The meeting also discussed potential "Plan B" options if the UK did not associate. It was held under the Chatham House Rule.
A record of the discussion can be found on this page.