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UK-EU urge British researchers to apply for Horizon Europe funding

UK-EU urge British researchers to apply for Horizon Europe funding

UK and EU officials are urging British researchers to seize Horizon Europe funding at a joint event at the Royal Society. European Commissioner for Research and Innovation Illiana Ivanova and UK Science and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan are convening with leaders from various sectors today to advocate for UK innovators and researchers to capitalise on the opportunities presented by Horizon Europe funding. Horizon Europe stands as the world’s largest collaborative research programme, and the UK’s participation was secured through a bespoke deal last year. This arrangement enhances benefits for UK scientists and offers value for money for UK taxpayers. At the event, Secretary Donelan and Commissioner Ivanova will emphasise the determination of both the UK and EU to ensure the success of the UK’s association with Horizon Europe. The event targets groups previously less engaged in Horizon, such as SMEs, businesses, and scientists across Europe who could profit from collaboration with UK researchers. Paving the way for UK innovation Science, innovation, and technology are pivotal to the UK’s future, with the government prioritising economic growth …

David Cameron says ‘heat and anger’ gone from UK-EU relationship | Foreign policy

David Cameron has said the “heat and anger” has gone from the UK-EU relationship, as he spoke at length about the UK’s global position after Brexit for the first time since becoming foreign secretary. Cameron told peers on the Lords European affairs committee that relations between London and Brussels were better than they had been for some time, in part thanks to the Windsor framework agreed by the prime minister, Rishi Sunak. Cameron’s comments mark his most detailed assessment yet of Britain’s place in the world since he quit as prime minister in 2016, and contrast with predictions he made during the Brexit campaign, when he warned leaving the EU would involve “walking away from the world”. “A lot of the heat and anger has come out of the relationship,” he told members of the committee. “It is now a lot more functional, and I think it’s functioning well.” He added: “We have decided not to be a member, but we can be friends, neighbours and partners. We make that partnership work as well as …