RISE 2015: Is Ukraine considered as Associated Country?



UA organisation will be considered as associated country for the RISE-2015 call:
•             The signature of the Horizon 2020 Association Agreement with Ukraine is expected for March 2015, but the Agreement will only enter into force once Ukraine has ratified it and notified the Commission. The Agreement does not provide for provisional/retroactive application.
•             Under the terms of the Agreement Ukrainian legal entities will participate in all actions funded under 2015 Horizon budget (calls for proposals, calls for tenders, contests, JRC activities etc.) with the status of entities from an Associated Country as of the entry into force of the Association Agreement.
•             Ukrainian entities are encouraged to apply under 2015 calls, however, grant agreements with the Ukrainian entities having the status of entities from a country associated to Horizon 2020 will only be signed when the proper legal framework is in place (i.e. when the Association Agreement enters into force).
•             Given that the EU does not recognise the illegal annexation of Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol, under the terms of the Horizon 2020 Association Agreement with Ukraine, legal persons established in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea or the city of Sevastopol are not eligible to participate. Should the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol end, the Agreement will be revised accordingly.


SEP IT tool is already correctly set to reflect the new status of UA legal entities (Budget section).