Georgia joins Horizon Europe, EU’s research and innovation programme

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Today, the European Commission and Georgia have signed the agreement granting Georgia the association status to Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme (2021-2027). Georgian 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 starts producing legal effect and becomes provisionally applicable as of today.

The association agreement was signed in Brussels by Commissioner Gabriel and Mikhail Chkhenkeli, the Minister for Science and Education of Georgia. The signature ceremony took place physically in the presence of Ms. Signe Ratso, the Horizon Europe Chief Negotiator and Deputy Director-General of the Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation and Mr. Vakhtang Makharoblishvili, Ambassador of Georgia to the Kingdom of Belgium and Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Head of Mission of Georgia to the EU.

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