Newly signed EU-US arrangement offers new opportunities for STI cooperation

On 17 October 2016, the European Commission and the US Government signed an agreement which facilitates cooperation between US organisations and Horizon 2020 participants. The aim of the arrangement is to enable US researchers to cooperate with Horizon 2020 projects outside the framework of the grant agreement, and to increase cooperation in research projects.

The arrangement(called Implementing Arrangement) has been set up for those cases where the US organisations are funded by the US and do not receive any funding from the Horizon 2020 programme. It simplifies cooperation between a selected Horizon 2020 project and a US entity by enabling researchers to organise their cooperation outside the formal Horizon 2020 Grant Agreement signed for each project, in accordance with applicable laws, rules, policies, and regulations of their respective funding programmes.

Research and innovation cooperation between the EU and the US is governed by the Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation, which entered into force in 1998. On 18 June 2014 the EU-US S&T cooperation agreement was renewed for an additional five years with retroactive effect and is now valid until 14 October 2018.


FAQ on EU-US Implementing Arrangement

An FAQ on this EU-US Implementing Arrangement has now been prepared by the EC services, in cooperation with their US counterparts, and can be found here: http:/ec.europa.euresearch/iscp/pdf/eu-us_coop_faq.pdf




Horizon Europe Proposal is published!

Building on the achievements and success of the EU’s past flagship research and innovation programmes, the Commission proposes a budget of €100 billion for 2021-2027 for Horizon Europe and the Euratom Research and Training Programme.

The main features of Horizon Europe:

  • Strengthen EU science and technology thanks to increased investment in highly skilled people and cutting-edge research;
  • Foster the EU’s industrial competiveness and its innovation performance, notably supporting market-creating innovation via the European Innovation Council and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology;
  • Deliver on the EU’s strategic priorities, such as the Paris Agreement on climate change, and tackle global challenges that affect the quality of our daily lives.

The new programme will be implemented through three pillars:


All documents are available at the following link:
Research and Innovation (including Horizon Europe, ITER and Euratom) - legal texts and factsheets

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