Before Brexit the UK played a leading role in Horizon Europe vying with Germany as the biggest beneficiary of the programme. Before the end of the transition period, hundreds of researchers, scientists, private companies, local authorities, charities and joint ventures benefited from Horizon Europe funding - a pot that totalled £82 billion across the EU.
When the UK left the EU any negotiations over the UK’s access to Horizon was dependent on the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. Since the Windsor Framework was agreed in February 2023, the EU has openly invited the UK to progress negotiations.
The UK government has, since then, delayed the decision causing immeasurable uncertainty for the hundreds of institutions who depend on the funding. The European Movement is calling on the government to put an end to the delay and secure associate membership of Horizon.
We need you to write to your MP today and get them to put more pressure on the Prime Minister.