The UK has reached a bespoke agreement to associate with the Horizon Europe and Copernicus programs. This means that British scientists and researchers can now participate in these EU research and innovation initiatives, providing them with opportunities for grants and projects.
However, it’s important to note that the UK has decided to pursue its own fusion energy strategy. Instead of associating with the Euratom program, which is focused on nuclear research and safety.
Regarding questions about Single Market membership and entry into the Customs Union, these issues are separate from Horizon Europe and Copernicus participation. Re-joining would depend on broader negotiations and agreements between the UK and the EU. For most in the science community further integration and participation is highly desired. Furthermore this would ensure that STEM talent and services can once again freely move between the UK and the continent.
For the most up-to-date and detailed information about the UK’s association with Horizon Europe and Copernicus as well as any other developments related to UK-EU relations. We recommend you refer to the official UK Government website.
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