Corresponds to Figure 28 in the report entitled ‘Swiss Participation in European Research Framework Programmes - Facts and Figures 2018’. Where several project partners from the same country are involved, only one entry is counted. The figure shows EU Member States, the United Kingdom, and the six associated countries with the highest number of participations (Switzerland, Norway, Israel, Turkey, Serbia and Iceland).
Source: European Commission, SERI, Last update 15 March 2022.
The success rate shows how successful each country is in competing in the evaluation process. With a success rate of 17.0%, Switzerland ranks third in the European ranking, just behind Iceland and equal to Belgium (Figure 8; due to their comparatively low participation, the Faroe Islands are not included in the chart). More than one in six project proposals submitted by a Swiss institution is thus accepted by the European Commission. This is an impressive result. With the Faroe Islands (19.8%) and Iceland (19.0%), two associated countries rank first and second, although far fewer projects are carried out in these two countries compared to Switzerland. Already in the previous programme, Switzerland had ranked third. Under the previous programme, the Swiss success rate had amounted to 25.0% and declined hence by 8 percentage points. However, it is noticeable that the overall success rates are lower than under the seventh framework programme for all countries.