Horizon 2020, the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, has started on January 1, 2014. During the next seven years, research and innovation will thus receive funding worth about EUR 70.2 billion. Switzerland and the EU have agreed on a partial association in all activities under the first pillar of Horizon 2020 (ERC, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) and research infrastructures), which will come into effect on 15 September 2014. For all calls published under Horizon 2020’s second and third pillar; („Industrial Leadership“ and „Societal Challenges“), Switzerland remains a third country entity.
Important note: positively evaluated and running projects under FP7 are not affected by the initiative’s outcome.
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