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Recently, the European Commission has been informing all current and potential future coordinators of Horizon Europe projects to make sure they are aware of the Council Implementing Decision 2022/2506, which states that no legal commitments shall be entered into with any public interest trust established on the basis of the Hungarian Act IX of 2021 or any entity maintained by such a public interest trust. What this means is that Hungarian higher education institutions operated by public interest trust foundations established under Hungarian Act IX of 2021 cannot benefit from EU contributions of running projects and cannot be contracted or subcontracted by a running project. There are many key Hungarian research and educational organisations amongst these, but as an independent SME, BioTalentum is not in any way affected by the mentioned Council decision. BioTalentum remains an excellent partner in EU projects and can be considered for current and future proposals without any restrictions.

For further details on the participation of concerned universities in Horizon Europe projects, visit https://nkfih.gov.hu/english/news-of-the-office/government-contribution-fund.