BREXIT & the UK Training

BREXIT & the UK: H2020 in the Present & Horizon Europe in the Future.

Course Description

This two-day practical training; the only one of its kind is dedicated to the in-depth understanding of Brexit its implications for UK based organisations participating in H2020 and other EU funded programmes and how to continue your participation in its successor programme Horizon Europe. The training is led by an experienced trainer.

Participants Will Receive Answers to the Following Questions

  • How to BREXIT – Proof your participation in EU funded actions
  • The UK’s exit agreement & transitional arrangements in respect of R&D policy
  • Contingency planning for your organisation
  • Risk mitigation for continuing access to EU funded actions
  • Preparing your organisation for an EU audit & investigation

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10-11 January 2019 Edinburgh, Scotland

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7-8 March 2019 Manchester, England

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Why Participate in the Training Course?

To get a practical insight into the following issues:

  • Gain practical insights into Europe’s response to Brexit
  • How it will impact on UK participation in EU funded programmes?
  • Practical and pragmatic training on how to prepare for Brexit
  • Future EU mobility & international scientific cooperation
  • The increased risk of audit due to Brexit for UK beneficiaries’
  • How to protect/maintain your current participation in H2020?

Agenda

During our 2-day training course the following topics will be covered (click to check the topics):

DAY 1 / H2020 & BREXIT: THE PRESENT / The first day of the course provides the background information about the EU environment, its structure and the way it works and the UK’s relationship with the EU presently and post – Brexit. It will equip the participant with the requisite knowledge to prepare them for the multitude of Brexit scenarios & outcomes, in the medium and longer term, and offers a checklist of practical steps to anticipate changes coming down the tracks and to identify and take advantage of opportunities.

DAY 2 / HORIZON EUROPE & BREXIT: THE FUTURE / The second day focuses on how you and your entity can mitigate against the negative consequences how to understand the concept of political risk and how it can impact on your entities participation in EU funded programmes and to be aware of the possible impact of political developments and the different scenarios coming down the tracks. How to map out which stakeholders and institutions will impact on your participation in EU funded actions. In conjunction the increased risk of audit by the EC for H2020 projects current and past will be examined in detail.

DAY 1 / H2020 & BREXIT: THE PRESENT

The first day of the course provides the background information about the EU environment, its structure and the way it works and the UK’s relationship with the EU presently and post – Brexit. It will equip the participant with the requisite knowledge to prepare them for the multitude of Brexit scenarios & outcomes, in the medium and longer term, and offers a checklist of practical steps to anticipate changes coming down the tracks and to identify and take advantage of opportunities.

  • H2020 & the UK: the situation at present
  • The UK’s exit agreement & transitional arrangements
  • The Exit Process
    • The procedure, timescale & implications
    • Current and future impacts, contingency planning
    • Communicating with existing project Coordinators & partners
  • Anticipating the post – Brexit future
    • Risk analysis: how to protect your current participation in H2020
    • Checklist of factors to consider
    • Risk mitigation: how to Brexit proof your H2020 proposals and projects

DAY 2 / HORIZON EUROPE & BREXIT: THE FUTURE

The second day focuses on how you and your entity can mitigate against the negative consequences how to understand the concept of political risk and how it can impact on your entities participation in EU funded programmes and to be aware of the possible impact of political developments and the different scenarios coming down the tracks. How to map out which stakeholders and institutions will impact on your participation in EU funded actions. In conjunction the increased risk of audit by the EC for H2020 projects current and past will be examined in detail.

  • Brexit & the RTD Audit Unit
    • Organization of the DG RTD unit
    • Brexit & Internal Influences
    • The increased risk of audit due to Brexit
  • The Brexit Effect on the EC’s H2020 Audit Strategy
    • Nature of Audits and how Brexit effects it
    • The Audit Strategy and Workflow: what are the EC’s UK targets?
    • Consequences of Adjustments
    • Contestation & Challenging the Audit Findings
  • Horizon Europe: A whole new horizon in a post – Brexit world
    • Possible scenarios & access to Horizon Europe
    • Hard Brexit v Soft Brexit: implications & options
    • The Associate Membership option: the Swiss model?
  • BREXIT – Proofing your participation in EU funded actions
    • The City of London Option: Relocating your entity?
    • Full relocation for continued access to EU funded actions
    • Partial relocation of operations for certain EU calls
    • Your entities status and how it affects your participation in EU projects and your relocation status: SMEs, Large Enterprises, RTDs, Non – Profits, Universities & Higher Education Institutions’
    • Practical aspects to relocation: establishment & management
    • Case Studies

Target Audience

All representatives of UK SMEs, Large Enterprises, RTDs, public and private research centres Non – Profits, Universities & Higher Education Institutions’ and all entities who participated in H2020 and other EU funded actions and those who had envisaged in participating in its successor programme Horizon Europe and other EU funded actions.

  • H2020 Project Coordinators
  • Researchers & scientists
  • Research Support Officers
  • Accountants, Internal Auditors & Heads of Finance
  • Grants Financial Accountants
  • Account Managers & Project Managers
  • Directors of Research
  • National Contact Points for H2020
  • Chief Financial Officers & Chief Internal Auditors
  • Directors of Financial Services
  • Policy Advisors
  • Financial Specialists & Controllers
  • Researchers & Professors

Participation Fees

2-Day Open Training // 990 EUR excl. VAT  // 880 GBP excl. VAT

We accept payments via bank transfer. Once all details are clarified, we issue you an invoice.

Participation in this Training Course Includes:

  • Electronic training materials
  • Daily coffee breaks
  • Lunches with non-alcoholic drinks
  • Paper for notes and pens
  • Free wireless internet
  • Certificate of attendance

Do You Want to Know – How to Brexit – proof Your Continued Participation in EU Funded Programmes?

On the 23rd of June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. This decision marked the first step in a long continuing process of change transition and deep uncertainty regarding UK participation in the upcoming successor to H2020; the Horizon Europe programme. The UK ranks second only to Germany in terms of the number of project participations in H2020, with UK researchers and innovators awarded 15% of all agreed funds to date, totalling around €4 billion.

At its worst as a third country in the eyes of the EU the UK will have no access at all to the Horizon Europe programme; at its best the UK will have very limited access to certain parts of the programme and specific calls under strict conditions like any other third country under the same arrangements the EU has with already industrialised countries like Japan. Whatever the final outcome once the UK exits the union on March 29th 2019 it is clear that the UK will not have wholesale access to Horizon Europe even in a best case scenario leading to a massive hole in R&D finances for UK beneficiaries for the future.

EUAccess as specialists in the financial and administrative management of H2020 funding sees this pressing and real need for practical solutions for UK beneficiaries who wish to continue their participation in EU funded actions post – Brexit. Don’t wait for the politicians to decide; guarantee your continued participation in EU funded actions and learn how to secure your future.