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Europe allocates 25 million euros for Ukrainian scientists

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Displaced Ukrainian scientists can continue their research in neighbouring European countries. The European Commission has set aside 25 million euros for them through the Horizon Europe research programme.

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The Commission made the announcement last week. The sum of 25 million euros forms part of an innovation programme that already costs around eight billion euros per year and will receive a further investment of 562 million euros over the next two years.

“Helping refugees, and in this case researchers, is extremely important,” says Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager. “With this new scheme, they will have the possibility to continue their research, for science to triumph over war.”

Build up
The grant allows the researchers to continue their work in academic and non-academic organisations in European countries or countries affiliated with the Horizon Europe Programme. The idea is to enable them to build up Ukraine’s research and innovation capacity once the war is over.

Legal entities in Russia, Belarus and occupied parts of Ukraine are ineligible for Horizon Europe, other than in exceptional cases.

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