COST funding guaranteed for UK affiliated participants until the end of Horizon 2020

As the UK will leave the European Union on 31 January 2020, the COST Association has published the following announcement:

“Whilst the COST Association regrets the UK leaving the European Union, it respects this decision and welcomes the entry into force of the Withdrawal Agreement between the European Union and the UK as of February 1, 2020.

Until the end of Horizon 2020, the current Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, the COST Association will keep funding the UK affiliated participants in all COST activities.

In this context, all measures adopted in 2019 in view of a potential no-deal Brexit are withdrawn.

At this stage, there is no indication on the potential eligibility of UK affiliated participants (including Grant Holders) under Horizon Europe as this will depend on the Free Trade Agreement negotiations between the UK and the EU. The COST Association will therefore attentively follow the developments of Brexit and act in the best interests of the European research and innovation community.”

More information can also be found on the Brexit page of the COST Association.