Mr. François CARNINO, lecturer on plant-based food at L214   Hello Mr Carnino, Allow me, first of all, to thank you for accepting our interview with our new...

Read more

Ecology: Are you in fashion? No longer a company without its environmental charter, no more a product without its eco-responsible promises, no more a speech coated with ecolo...

Read more

Eating plant-based is 6 times more effective for the environment than eating organic and local according to Carbone 4 , and it takes 4 times more land to feed a person with a hi...

Read more

Not a fan of Unabomber. “When the hares declared equal rights between animals, they wanted to ostracize the lions; they didn't answer, but they bared their teeth &r...

Read more

EU and United Kingdom: a major agreement.

Copernicus. | Posted on 2023-09-08 16:58

The European Commission and the United Kingdom have today reached a political agreement on the UK's participation in Horizon Europe, the EU's research, and innovation programme, and Copernicus, the EU's world-leading Earth observation programme.

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said: “The EU and UK are key strategic partners and allies, and today's agreement proves that point. We will continue to be at the forefront of global science and research.”

This mutually agreed solution follows in-depth discussions between the EU and the UK and will be beneficial to both. It will allow the EU and UK to deepen their relationship in research, innovation and space, bringing together research and space communities.

Today's agreement remains fully in line with the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The UK will be required to contribute financially to the EU budget and is subject to all the safeguards of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. Overall, it is estimated that the UK will contribute almost €2.6 billion per year on average for its participation to both Horizon Europe and the Copernicus component of the Space programme.

In more detail

As of 1 January 2024, researchers and organisations in the UK will be able to participate in Horizon Europe on par with their counterparts in EU Member States and will have access to Horizon Europe funding. This will reinforce the opportunity to be part of a worldwide network of researchers and innovators aimed at tackling global challenges in climate, energy, mobility, digital, industry and space, health, and more.

Association to Copernicus will enable the UK's contribution to a strategically important space programme with a state-of-the art capacity to monitor the Earth and to access its services. Copernicus makes an essential contribution in reaching our European Green Deal and net-zero objectives.

The UK will also have access to services from the EU Space Surveillance and Tracking, a component of the EU Space Programme.

Next steps

Today's political agreement must now be approved by the Council before being formally adopted in the EU-UK Specialised Committee on Participation in Union Programmes.


The UK association to certain EU programmes is governed by the Trade and Cooperation Agreement. The agreement on the Windsor Framework earlier this year allowed the EU and the UK to open a new chapter in their partnership, based on mutual trust and full cooperation.

For more information

Joint statement by the European Commission and UK Government

Questions and Answers

Horizon Europe


EU SST – EU Space Surveillance and Tracking


"The EU and UK are key strategic partners and allies, and today’s agreement proves that point. We will continue to be at the forefront of global science and research."Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission - 07/09/2023

"Today’s agreement takes EU-UK cooperation under the Trade and Cooperation Agreement a significant step forward. It will ensure that EU and UK researchers and industry mutually benefit from one another’s experience and from fruitful collaboration in EU scientific and space programmes."Executive Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič - 07/09/2023

"Today’s agreement will boost the capacity of our researchers and innovators to produce ground-breaking solutions to the main challenges of our times, for the ultimate benefit of the EU’s citizens as well as the UK’s." Vice-President Margaritis Schinas - 07/09/2023

"Space-based information systems have become crucial to monitor our planet. With Copernicus, UK scientists and industry can now join again our Earth observation flagship and frontrunner in green data."Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market - 07/09/2023

Sources :

- European Commission

Posted on 2023-09-08 16:58

Wizardwords Edition 8 Greenwashing, it’s really not our fight, it’s someone else’s. Sometime after the Assignment (Edition 7.0 Greenwashing is more than br...

Read more

Michelle Thew is the CEO of Cruelty Free International – the leading organization working to end animal testing worldwide. For more than 20 years, Michelle has been an adv...

Read more

Egypt issues Africa’s first Sustainable Panda Bond worth 3.5 billion RMB backed by African Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. With African Devel...

Read more

DV8 Chat

Find your friends on DV8 Chat.



Receive news directly to your email!