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European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR)
News article12 November 2021Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations1 min read

Armenia becomes associated to Horizon Europe

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Today, the Commission signed an agreement with Armenia for tighter cooperation in research and innovation. For the period 2021-2027. Armenia has been granted association status to Horizon Europe, Europe's €95.5 billion research and innovation programme. Researchers, innovators and research entities established in the country can now participate, under the same conditions as entities from the EU Member States. Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, said: “I welcome Armenia to our Horizon Europe programme. Armenia has continuously increased its participation in the previous Horizon 2020 programme and has supported the acceleration of the reforms of the Armenian national research and innovation system in the past few years. Armenia will build on its past successes in Horizon Europe.” 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.  Armenia was since 2016 fully associated to Horizon 2020, the previous EU research and innovation programme (2014-2020), and multiple success stories resulted from this cooperation in areas like health, skills and innovation capacity for SMEs, and more. Further information is available here.