Effective from 1 January 2017, Switzerland is associated to the entire Horizon 2020 programme, the Research and Innovation programme of the European Union. This means that for all EDCTP-2 projects for which the grant agreements are signed from 1 January 2017 onwards, Swiss participants are eligible for funding. The status of Swiss legal entities in all on-going projects, i.e. for which the grant agreements have already been signed before 1 January 2017, remains unchanged.
See also the Swiss website EUResearch on Swiss Participation in Horizon 2020
Please note that Swiss entities do not count towards the minimum number of participants required for an EDCTP project as Switzerland is not a member of the EDCTP Association, i.e. an EDCTP Participating State. See also the EDCTP FAQs on calls under the section ‘Rules for Participation and funding’. (Clarification added on 25 January 2017).
* Action is Horizon2020 terminology for the various types of grants / funded projects under Horizon2020 rules. EDCTP’s calls for proposals are mainly supported through several distinct types of Horizon 2020 ‘actions: Research & Innovation actions, Coordination & Support actions, and Training & Mobility actions. See more on the EDCTP website.