Federal Council approved interim measures in response to the unresolved situation regarding Switzerland’s association to Horizon 2020
On 25 June 2014 the Federal Council approved interim measures in response to the unresolved situation regarding Switzerland’s association to Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation. The measures are designed to support researchers in Switzerland who are involved in projects and programmes financed under Horizon 2020 and who will no longer receive any funding from Brussels. The Federal Council’s stated aim remains for Switzerland to achieve full association to Horizon 2020 by the end of the year, if possible.
Researchers in public research institutions, organisations and companies based in Switzerland are eligible for funding for all partnership projects in the Horizon 2020 package including ERA-NET projects and European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) projects. Funding is also available to meet the costs of managing or coordinating such projects.
Read the full article on the news page of the Federal Council.