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Swiss partners in Horizon Europe Calls

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With the publication of the work programmes coming closer, you might wonder how to deal with Swiss partners in a collaborative project.

Any researchers, organisations or companies based in Switzerland who want to participate in an Horizon Europe 2021 call (or other related programmes and initiatives) can do so without restrictions and submit as coming from an Associated Country (AC).

This conforms to the transition clause in Annexe B of the Horizon Europe Work Programme, according to which entities from all countries associated to Horizon 2020 are automatically considered as based in an AC and are thus eligible for funding under Horizon Europe during project submission.

To recap, any Swiss partner in a successful Horizon Europe proposal will be fully funded, either by the EC if the association of Switzerland goes through until the time of the signature of the GA, or by the Swiss Government, if the association agreement is not in force when the Grant Agreement is signed.

Should a change in the status of participants from non-EU Member States (e.g. from beneficiary to ‘associated partner’) become necessary, it can be adapted until the final phase of the GA preparation or throughout the project.

More (and always up-to-date) information can be found at on the website of the Swiss government, including a FAQ with answers the most common questions.

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