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Association with European Union Framework Programmes for Research & Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities

Published by The British Academy

A briefing outlining past patterns of association to EU Framework Programmes and drawing out lessons learnt for the UK.

The UK has benefitted significantly from EU Framework Programmes. If the UK wishes to continue to shape valuable EU research and development programmes post-Brexit, the Government must act as soon as possible to prepare the grounds for an Association Agreement as detailed in this briefing.

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Brexit Briefings

The British Academy’s Brexit Briefings explore the challenges and the key issues related to the UK’s withdrawal from the EU within the context of research and innovation and UK-Ireland relations. These briefings intend to raise awareness of the topics and questions that need consideration and/or responses as the UK negotiates its exit from the EU.

Europe's Futures

A programme of activities promoting the UK’s engagement with European partners and illustrating the value of the social sciences and humanities for better understanding of the potential pathways for the Europe of tomorrow.


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