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Update: National Funding for Swiss Participants in Horizon 2020

The Swiss Federal Council has recently released information about funding provided by the Swiss Government to fund participation of Swiss organisations in Horizon 2020.

The Swiss Federal Government has just announced its provision of national funding for Swiss legal entities participating in successful bids under the 2014 calls of Horizon 2020. The Swiss government wants to ensure that the participation of Switzerland in the Horizon 2020 programme remains strong after the European Commission assigned it a developed third-country status, ineligible for EU funding after popular referendum in February 2014, which effectively limited the immigration of Croatian nationals to Switzerland. This initiative, however, remains an interim measure as details of national funding for Swiss legal entities after the 2014 call of Horizon 2020 remain unknown.

To access the full press release from the Swiss Federal Government, please click HERE.


Update: Five Western Balkans Countries and Moldova Conclude H2020 Association Agreements 

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and the Republic of Moldova have all concluded their Horizon 2020 Agreements. This effectively brings the total number of Horizon 2020 Associated Countries to ten (10), which allows legal entities from these aforementioned countries to participate in the programme on equal basis with EU organisations.

Four countries (Norway, Iceland, Turkey, and Israel) have concluded their Horizon 2020 agreements earlier this year, while the Faroe Islands are expected to do so in Autumn 2014. Horizon 2020 negotiation with regards to the Swiss Association Agreement remains on hold, but the Swiss Federal Council has just released information on national funding for Swiss participants in Horizon 2020 projects.

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