Ukrainian researchers will be able to take full advantage of the EU research fund, known as Horizon 2020, after the country signed up to its first EU programme.  Ukraine chose Horizon 2020 as its first programme after signing a broad Association Agreement last year, which enables it to build close economic and political ties with the EU. Carlos Modeas, European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Serhiy Kvit, the Ukrainian Minister of Education and Science, signed the Horizon 2020 agreement in the Ukrainian capital Kiev on 20 March.

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