European Union Committee
Brexit: the Erasmus and Horizon programmes

28th Report of Session 2017-19 - published 12 February 2019 - HL Paper 283



Chapter 1: Introduction


This inquiry

Chapter 2: The Erasmus and Horizon programmes

Educational mobility


Box 1: Erasmus+ in the UK—Key Actions

Erasmus beyond 2020

Research and innovation

Horizon 2020

Box 2: The three pillars of Horizon 2020

Horizon Europe

Figure 1: Horizon Europe programme pillars

Impact in the UK


Box 3: Experiences of Erasmus+ UK participants

Horizon 2020

Box 4: Impact of Horizon 2020 funding in the UK


Chapter 3: Brexit implications

Brexit under the November 2018 Withdrawal Agreement

A ‘no deal’ Brexit


Horizon 2020

The Government’s position


Chapter 4: Future UK policy options

Continued participation in EU programmes

Association: Erasmus: 2021–2027

Association: Horizon Europe

Non-associated third country participation

No participation in EU programmes

Implications for educational mobility

Implications for research

Alternative UK programmes

Educational exchanges


Cross-cutting issues

Immigration policy

Box 5: Written evidence from the Wellcome Trust comparing UK and French visa costs for researchers


The Government’s position

Box 6: The Immigration White Paper


Educational exchanges


Cross-cutting issues

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Appendix 1: List of Members and declarations of interest

Appendix 2: List of witnesses

Appendix 3: Call for evidence

Evidence is published online at and available for inspection at the Parliamentary Archives (020 7219 3074).

Q in footnotes refers to a question in oral evidence.

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