On 1 March 2022, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the Russian aggression against Ukraine, in which the EP called for funding for all research and innovation cooperation programs with Russia supported with EU funds to be immediately blocked or withdrawn and for interregional programmes to be suspended, including Horizon Europe.
- The resolution can be found here.
The EU Commission decided on 3 March 2022 to freeze research funding under Horizon Europe.
This is an excerpt from the statement by Commissioner Mariya Gabriel:
"First, we have decided not to engage into further cooperation projects with Russian entities. I have therefore decided to suspend the preparations of grant agreement for four projects under Horizon Europe programme that involve five Russian research organisations. Signing of any new contracts will be put on hold until further notice.
Second, I have asked my services to suspend any payment to Russian entities under existing contracts.
Third, Ukrainian scientists and researchers are key participants in our EU Framework programmes for R&I and have demonstrated excellence and innovation leadership across many fields."