News11 October 2021Brussels, BelgiumResearch and Innovation
The European Commission concludes formal negotiations on Horizon Europe association with the Faroe Islands
The European Commission (EC), represented by the Horizon Europe Chief Negotiator Signe Ratso and deputy Chief Negotiator Anne Haglund-Morrissey, concluded on 1 October 2021 the formal negotiations for Horizon Europe association with the Faroe Islands. The process to formalise the agreement, which will require Council Decisions authorizing its signature and conclusion, has been launched.
Association to the EU’s Framework Programme for Research and Innovation is the closest form of cooperation in science and technology with non-EU countries. It has proven and will continue to be instrumental for smooth R&I cooperation and funding of joint research and innovation projects with partners from the Faroe Islands, enabling mutual access to excellence, innovation and research resources.
Scientific relations between the Faroe Islands and the European Union have strongly developed since the Faroe Islands’ first association to an EU R&I Framework Programme (FP7) in 2010. They constitute a major pillar of their bilateral relations with the EU.