Tunisia joins Horizon 2020 Programme

Scientists from Tunisia are now be able to participate in Horizon 2020, the EU’s framework programme for research and innovation, under the same conditions as their counterparts from EU Member States and other 13 associated countries. An agreement associating Tunisia to Horizon 2020 was signed in December 2015 by Carlos Moedas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Chiheb Bouden, Tunisian Minister for High Education and Scientific Research. The news further reinforces the reality that scientific collaboration between countries does not require political union, and that a post-Brexit UK could easily maintain a mutually beneficial scientific relationship with the remaining members of the EU.