Horizon Europe – making UK participation a success

  • December 6, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • The Royal Society or online

On 7 September 2023, the UK and the EU concluded an agreement for the UK to participate in the Horizon Europe and Copernicus programmes as an associate member. This opens the way for UK researchers to build on an expand research collaboration with partners in other European countries. But the extended period of uncertainty about the UK's participation before this announcement means that there is much that now needs to be done - by the UK government, funding agencies, universities, industry, and by our partners in the EU - to ensure that the UK maximises the opportunities that Horizon Europe provides. In this event, we discussed what needs to happen now to make sure that the UK achieves all it can from this associate membership. 

George Freeman MP
Former Minister for Science, Research and Innovation
Professor Maria Leptin
President, European Research Council
Professor Christopher Smith
Executive Chair of AHRC and UKRI International Champion
Professor Mary Ryan
Vice Provost (Research and Enterprise), Imperial College London