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UK Participation in COST Actions After Brexit

The current position regarding UK participation in COST Actions has recently been clarified. This email, dated 29 Oct 2019, confirms UK COST participation at least until 31 Dec 2020.

Dear COST Action Chair,

I am very pleased to inform you that the UK government has addressed the potential impact of a no-deal Brexit on COST Actions by issuing a government guarantee. The UK government has committed to provide funding for eligible UK participation in COST Actions until the end of 2020.

For UK participation in COST Action activities, the guarantee will cover reimbursement of travel expenses for meetings, training schools and short-term scientific missions. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy will administer expenses claims for UK participation in COST.

For up to date information and a FAQ on how UK research organisations and researchers will continue to benefit from participation in European Cooperation in Science & Technology (COST) after Brexit, visit the UK government page COST Actions after Brexit .

As communicated on July 5th, Final Action Dissemination (FAD) and Local Organiser Support (LOS) will, in case of a no-deal Brexit, be directly covered by the COST Association. Please refer to Administrative measures regarding a potential no-deal Brexit.

I hope you will join us in recognising this excellent outcome and we remain at your disposal in case of any questions.

Kind regards,

Dr. Primož Pristovšek | Head of Science Operations

COST Association | Avenue Louise 149, 1050 Brussels | Belgium

COST is supported by the EU Framework Programme Horizon 2020

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