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News article18 April 2018Directorate-General for Research and Innovation1 min read

EU and Argentina reinforce cooperation in marine research and innovation

The European Commission and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina signed today an administrative arrangement encouraging cooperation in marine research and innovation to tackle the challenges linked to the Atlantic Ocean, including ocean observation, food security, polar research and climate variability.

This arrangement complements the EU's wide-ranging and successful cooperation with Argentina on science and technology and also its long-standing commitment towards Atlantic Ocean Research and Innovation Cooperation.

Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said:

I am certain that the signature of this arrangement with Argentina will help us overcome the challenges related to the Atlantic Ocean, improve our common knowledge of marine ecosystems, develop new technologies, share research infrastructures data and develop our scientific exchanges.

Lino Barañao -Argentinian Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation- signed the arrangement on behalf of the Argentinian Ministry.

Preceding the signature of the administrative arrangement, participants to the EU-Argentina Joint Steering Committee, which sets priorities for common work on Research and Innovation, discussed the Argentinian application process to join Mission Innovation – a global initiative of 22 countries and the EU to accelerate global clean energy innovation. 

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Argentina and the EU develop their bilateral relations under the Framework Trade and Cooperation Agreement which establishes the basis for cooperation in foreign trade, the economy, agriculture and industry. Specific cooperation agreements have been concluded by both Parties on different areas, including the Agreement for scientific and technological cooperation. Argentinian researchers are eligible for funding from the EU's research and innovation framework programme, Horizon 2020.

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Publication date
18 April 2018
Directorate-General for Research and Innovation