Research and innovation: Tunisia joins Horizon Europe programme

March 29, 2022
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On Tuesday 29 March, the Commission and Tunisia have signed the agreement granting the Republic of Tunisia the association status to Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme (2021-2027). Tunisian researchers, innovators and research entities can now participate in the €95.5 billion programme, under the same conditions as entities from the EU Member States.

The Horizon Europe Association Agreement will start producing legal effect after its entry into force that is once Tunisia completes its ratification process and an exchange of diplomatic notes takes place between the Commission and the Tunisian authorities.

Commissioner Gabriel said: “I welcome Tunisia to our Horizon Europe programme. Tunisia’s performance in Horizon 2020 has been remarkable by constantly increasing its participation and supporting the acceleration of national research and innovation reforms. I invite researchers and innovators to discover Horizon Europe’s funding opportunities to bring their ideas to life.

The association to Horizon Europe supports the ’Global Approach to Research and Innovation’ and reconfirms Europe’s commitment to a level of global openness needed to drive excellence, pool resources for faster scientific progress and develop vibrant innovation ecosystems in a set of common priorities, such as the twin green and digital transition.

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