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Appendix 6: Member Countries of the EU and Associated Countries

Table 1: Member countries of the EU (year of entry)

Austria (1995)

Italy (1958)

Belgium (1958)

Latvia (2004)

Bulgaria (2007)

Lithuania (2004)

Croatia (2013)

Luxembourg (1958)

Cyprus (2004)

Malta (2004)

Czech Republic (2004)

Netherlands (1958)

Denmark (1973)

Poland (2004)

Estonia (2004)

Portugal (1986)

Finland (1995)

Romania (2007)

France (1958)

Slovakia (2004)

Germany (1958)

Slovenia (2004)

Greece (1981)

Spain (1986)

Hungary (2004)

Sweden (1995)

Ireland (1973)

United Kingdom (1973)

Source: europa.eu, European Union (January 2016): http://europa.eu/about-eu/countries/index_en.htm [accessed 9 March 2016]

Table 2: Countries Associated to Horizon 2020 as of 1 December 2015

Albania

Montenegro

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Norway

Faroe Islands

Serbia

the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Switzerland (partial association, see below)

Iceland

Turkey

Israel

Ukraine

Moldova

Source: European Commission Directorate-General for Research & Innovation, Associated Countries: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/3cpart/h2020-hi-list-ac_en.pdf [accessed 9 March 2016]

Association Agreements with all of the above countries have either entered into force or are provisionally applicable; all Agreements apply retroactively from 1 January 2014 (i.e. from the beginning of Horizon 2020) except for the Agreement with Switzerland, which is retroactively applicable as of 15 September 2014 and the Agreement with Ukraine which entered into force on 17 August 2015.





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