UniLiON Open Talk – Working with the UK on R&I and mobility post-Brexit

Data - 09/03/2021
13:00 - 14:30

The EU and UK announced a Trade and Cooperation Agreement on Christmas Eve. The wide-ranging Brexit deal has several implications for universities, but provides clarity on the UK’s relationship with the new EU funding programmes. The UK has decided not participate in the Erasmus+ scheme for student and staff mobility, but will associate to the EU’s main funding programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe.

But what does this mean in practice for potential European collaborators? What is the status of the UK’s Horizon Europe association agreement? And how is the new Turing Scheme, to replace Erasmus+, developing?

Join UniLiON and a panel of expert speakers for a webinar open to all interested stakeholders to answer these and other questions on Tuesday 9 March from 12:00-13:30. Registration is now open via Eventbrite.


  • Welcome – Alexandru Marchis, Chair, Universities Informal Liaison Offices Network
  • Introduction – Frank Moeschler, Head of Research, Innovation & Regional Policy, UK Mission to the EU
  • Horizon Europe – Christina Miller, Director, UK Research Office, followed by a Q&A
  • Turing Scheme – Lara Blagojevic, Customer Service and Events Manager, Turing Scheme Delivery Partner & Matthew WIlliams, Senior Policy Advisor for International Higher Education, Department for Education, UK Government, followed by a Q&A


Paul Davies, Co-Chair UniLiON International Cooperation Working Group

This Open Talk is organised by the UnILiON International Cooperation Working Group.

UnILiON is an informal network of 50 Brussels-based liaison offices representing 156 excellent universities from EU and non-EU countries.

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