(25 May 2022) – Today, the association agreement on the participation of the Faroe Islands to Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme (2021-2027), was signed in Brussels.
Faroese researchers, innovators and research entities can now participate in the €95.5 billion programme on equal terms with entities from the EU Member States.
The fruitful EU-Faroese collaboration in research & innovation dates back to 2010, when the Faroe Islands first associated to the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP7).
Multiple success stories result from this previous successful cooperation. They cover a variety of scientific areas such as: The PrimeFish project, which aims at improving the economic sustainability of European fisheries and aquaculture sectors; the Macro Cascade project, which is proving the concept of cascading marine macroalgal biorefinery; the Blue Action project, which focuses on the impact of the Arctic on weather and climate; and the SEDNA project, which is developing an innovative approach to safe maritime operations under the extreme weather conditions in the Arctic; among others.