Commission has taken several partial measures.
In the light of ongoing conflict in Ukraine, the European Commission has decided to suspend payments to Russian institutions involved in EU-funded research and innovation projects.
The adopted measures are:
- The European Commission will not engage into further cooperation projects with Russian entities. The preparation of grant agreements for four Horizon Europe projects that involve five Russian research organisations will be suspended. Signing of any new contracts will be put on hold until further notice.
- European Research and Innovation services will suspend any payment to Russian entities under existing contracts.
- The European Commission is committed to ensuring a continued successful participation of Ukraine and Ukrainian entities in Horizon Europe and the Euratom Research and Training programmes.
- In October 2021, Ukraine signed its agreement to associate to both the Horizon Europe and the Euratom Research and Training programme. The association agreement will enter into force once Ukraine notifies the Commission of the completion of its ratification process.
- In the meantime, the Commission has taken administrative steps to ensure that successful Ukrainian beneficiaries can receive funding from the EU R&I programmes.
More information can be found in the official statement of the European Commission.
On a national level, the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports is taking active steps in response to the Deputy Head of the International Relations Section, EU, and ESIF's instruction.