On 23 June 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union. Under the EU Treaties, the UK must trigger the withdrawal mechanism under Article 50 and negotiate to leave. A two-year period is foreseen for this but can be extended if the other member states agree. EASL understands that for the next two years the UK will continue to be able to take part in Horizon 2020 and other EU-funded projects as a full member and that non-UK EU nationals will continue to be able to live and work in the UK.
The EASL EU team in Brussels is monitoring the situation and will update members on a regular basis on all relevant matters related to their EU rights. EASL, along with its other European scientific society partners, will also advocate strongly in Brussels and other EU capitals for the continuing involvement of UK researchers in EU-funded projects on the best possible terms and conditions.
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