At the EU-Ukraine Summit, the leaders of the European Union and its Member States, finalised the association of Ukraine to Horizon Europe, the EU research and innovation programme (2021-2027), and the Euratom Research and Training Programme (2021-2025). Ukrainian researchers and innovators can participate under the same conditions as entities from EU Member States. This cooperation in science, research and innovation further strengthens the alliance between the EU and Ukraine to deliver on common priorities, such as the twin green and digital transition.
Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel said:
“I welcome Ukraine to Horizon Europe and Euratom. Openness and cooperation with the rest of the world are key in our strategy to create critical mass for research and innovation and to accelerate and find solutions to pressing global challenges. Under Horizon 2020, Ukrainian participants received more than €45 million in EU support and showed innovation leadership and excellence across fields such as researchers’ mobility, transport and energy. I am confident Ukraine will build on these past successes”.
Multiple success stories resulted from past cooperation, covering a variety of scientific areas such as:
- DIABOLO, developing harmonised information for forest ecosystems management,
- SENSKIN offering new maintenance techniques in transport infrastructure,
- RESPONSE to find eco-solutions to power the cities of the future,
- EURAD, to handle radioactive waste management,
- ALISE – focusing on the possibility of boosting the anticancer activity only in tumors,
- SolarGaps – energy generating solar smart window blinds