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EUA congratulates its Swiss members on full association to Horizon 2020

20 December 2016

Switzerland is again a full participant in Horizon2020. The decision to re-admit the country came after the Swiss ratification of the Free Movement Agreement for Croatia on 16 December 2016.

EUA congratulates its Swiss member universities on this good news at the end of the year. In these testing times for Europe, it is of great importance  that the European family of universities can work together freely. EUA also applauds the fast response by the European Commission in lifting the sanctions against Switzerland. Universities are a fundamental pillar of collaboration and dialogue in Europe and a stabilising force. Programmes like Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ help them fulfil this function.

For this reason, EUA would welcome a swift and full return of Switzerland as an associated country in the Erasmus+ programme.

Additional information:
Factsheet of the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation


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