Swiss researchers and organisations will now be able to fully participate in Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation funding programme, on equal terms with entities from EU Member States and other associated countries
This is because on 1 January 2017, Switzerland will become fully associated to Horizon 2020. Until now, Switzerland has only been associated to parts of the programme.
The change is due to Swiss ratification, on Friday 16 December 2016, of the Protocol extending the EU-Switzerland Free Movement of Persons agreement to Croatia, which was the condition for Swiss association to all areas of Horizon 2020.
More information: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/hi/h2020-hi-swiss-part_en.pdf