Brexit is not without consequences on European research. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Education, Research, Innovation and Youth, declared that the UK entry into Horizon Europe programme will be the same as non-EU countries. Currently, UK is the second-biggest beneficiary of funding from Horizon 2020.
On January 9, the UK parliament rejected a proposal that would have launched negotiations for UK membership within the EU’s Erasmus+ programme.
The UK will exit the EU on January 31 and enter a transition period of 11 months, until December 31, 2020. After this date, the UK will officially leave the EU.