Russell Group response to latest media reports on Horizon Europe

05 July 2023

In response to the latest media reports on UK association to Horizon Europe, Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, said:

"We welcome any indications of progress towards a deal on Britain’s association to Horizon Europe.

"Researchers, innovators and businesses on both sides of the Channel have been clear throughout negotiations that full UK participation in the world’s largest multilateral research programme is a win-win for all parties. The seriousness with which the UK and EU are taking negotiations is encouraging and we hope a deal can be confirmed as soon as possible.

"The scale of research supported by Horizon Europe will help deliver medical breakthroughs, new technologies, and advances in areas such as AI to improve all our lives and help tackle the shared environmental, economic, and social challenges we face."

Notes to editor

The Russell Group continues to press the enormous benefits of association to Horizon Europe and has written to the Prime Minister to make that case.

Read the March 2023 Russell Group briefing on the benefits for the UK of full association to the Horizon Europe programme here.

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