Horizon 2020 is fully open to participation of entities from across the world in all aspects of the programme. Many topics are flagged as being specifically relevant for cooperation with partners outside Europe. Russian researchers, universities, research organisations and enterprises are able to team up with their European partners to participate in projects under Horizon 2020 and make the best use of Europe’s excellent opportunities in research and innovation.
Russian researchers and organisations are encouraged to participate in all actions of Horizon 2020 as consortium members and participate in the proposal submission to the European Commission.
In order to support Russian participation in Horizon 2020 actions and in view of the fact that participants from Russia are no longer automatically funded by the EU, the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation publishes dedicated calls to offer funding support for Russian Horizon 2020 participants in accordance with its own call procedures (Russian Federal Programme (FTP) "R&D in Priority Areas of Development of the Russian S&T Complex 2014-2020"). Russian applicants to these calls will have to provide a document acknowledging their participation in the consortium of the joint Horizon 2020 proposal, submitted under the Horizon 2020 call.
The step by step description of the offered co-funding mechanism can be found in the presentation attached.