Lords EU Committee to hear evidence on the UK’s future relationship with the EU on research and education
On Thursday 22 October the House of Lords EU Services Sub-Committee will be holding its first public evidence session as part of its short inquiry into the future UK-EU relationship on research and education.
This short inquiry will build on the former EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee’s February 2019 report, Brexit: the Erasmus and Horizon programmes.
This session will be held remotely and streamed on Parliament TV.
At 10am the Committee will hear from:
- Professor Sir Richard Catlow, Foreign Secretary and Vice President, Royal Society
- Catherine Guinard, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Wellcome Trust
- Hillary Gyebi-Ababio, Vice President for Higher Education, National Union of Students
- Vivienne Stern, Director, Universities UK International.
Questions the Committee is likely to ask include:
- Should the UK seek third country affiliation with the EU’s Horizon Europe and Erasmus+ programmes at the end of the transition period?
- What should the priorities be for future domestic research funding if the UK does not affiliate with Horizon Europe?
- How might the lack of a positive data adequacy decision at the end of the transition period affect the UK’s research and education sector?
- What would the impact of a ‘no agreement’ scenario be for UK universities and research bodies?