Ukraine to join EU research and innovation programme with a budget of almost EUR 100 bln

News
Canan Kevser
11 October 2021, 16:00
Canan Kevser
11 October 2021, 16:00

Ukraine's joining of European Union programme for research and innovation opens up new horizons for cooperation with EU countries in all scientific fields, says Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.

The Prime Minister announced on Sunday that the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine approved a draft president's decree granting powers to the Minister of Education and Science to sign an agreement on Ukraine's accession to the European Union's Horizon Europe programme.

"Ukraine will join the EU programme for research and innovation, which has a budget of almost EUR 100 billion. The goal of the program is to solve global problems and promote industrial modernization. For Ukraine, this opens up new horizons for cooperation with EU countries in all scientific fields, and also provides additional financial opportunities for our scientific institutions," Shmyhal noted.

He also said that the decree provides for joining the Euratom programme for research and training in the field of nuclear energy.