News Science, 09/02/2018

EU Horizon 2020 Approves €17.2 Million for Ukraine’s Science and Innovation Projects

As the result of participation in 2017 calls for proposals, 83 organizations from Ukraine will receive €17.23 million from the EU Horizon 2020 programme. Among them, there are higher education institutions, research organizations and the private sector.

In total, 505 Ukrainian organizations participated in the development of 915 project applications, expecting European Commission contribution of 312.81 million.

These results classify Ukraine in the sixth place among Associated Countries, just after Serbia and Iceland, both in the number of participants and gained funds from European Commission. At the same time, Ukraine results in the number of applications and gained European Commission contribution was three times better than that of Tunisia, Bosnia-Herzegovina or Moldova.

According to the EU Horizon officials, the potential of the country is bigger, though. Ukraine requires further reforms to create more favorable conditions for the intensification of cooperation between Ukrainian science and industry with partners from the EU and other countries involved in Horizon 2020.

Reference: Ukraine became a new member of Associated Countries in March 2015. Since then, Ukrainian organizations have been able to fully participate in Horizon 2020 on equal terms with the EU Member States.

Source: Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine