Implementation of the Swiss transitional measures for Horizon Europe

State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation, Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Agency, Swiss National Science Foundation

Key facts

Since 2021, Switzerland is no longer associated to the European Union (EU) framework programme for research and innovation. This is the EU’s most comprehensive programme for the joint promotion of science and innovation. The end of the association means that Switzerland is excluded from participating in around a third of all programme areas. Swiss participation is still possible in around two thirds of the programme, but this must be financed directly by the Confederation. The transitional measures are intended to cover the inaccessible areas of the programme in national calls for proposals and fill the resulting shortfalls in research funding for Switzerland.