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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?

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