Swiss Horizon Europe talks aim for agreement in summer

14 May 2024 | News

If concluded, Swiss researchers could participate in 2025 calls, which open this July. But Bern has said joining Copernicus will be too expensive

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Swiss and EU negotiators are aiming to reach agreement on Horizon Europe association in the summer, which should allow full access to the programme for calls in 2025, but will not join the Copernicus earth monitoring project due to high costs.

Switzerland has been a longstanding member of the EU’s research and innovation framework programmes, but has been stuck outside since Bern walked away from wider talks about its relationship with the EU in 2021.

However, negotiating progress has been relatively swift since