Switzerland fully associated to Horizon 2020 from 1 Jan 2017

After a long period of third country status for Horizon 2020 pillars 2 and 3 and uncertainty about the status from 2017 onwards it is finally clear that Switzerland will be fully associated to Horizon 2020 from the 1st January 2017 onwards.

In practical terms this means that for all Horizon 2020 projects for which the GA is signed as from 1 January the  Swiss  participants  are  automatically  eligible  for  funding  and may count towards  the  minimum  number  of  participants  required  for  a project.

The status of Swiss legal entities in all on-going projects, for which the GAs have already been signed before 1 January 2017 remains unchanged. The European Commission  has updated the information on Switzerland status on the Participant Portal.