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News article22 May 2018Brussels

New mechanisms to support EU – Brazil cooperation in research and innovation

EU and Brazil step up cooperation in research and innovation
EU and Brazil step up cooperation in research and innovation

(Professor Mário Neto, Cristina Russo, Commissioner Moedas, Professor Zaira Turchi and Professor Marcos Cintra (left to right) at the Signing ceremony of the Administrative Arrangement)

The European Commission, the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, the Brazilian Funding Agency for Studies and Projects and the Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies signed today an administrative arrangement on mechanisms to support EU-Brazil cooperation activities in research and innovation.

The administrative arrangement makes it possible for co-funding of Brazilian participation in Horizon 2020 –the EU's framework programme for Research and Innovation–, extending to the entire country the current co-funding that was only available in eight Brazilian States. It also outlines the necessary operational steps for launching coordinated calls and for twinning of projects in areas of common interest.

In force since 2007, the EU and Brazil Science & Technology Agreement has led to intensive collaboration activities in research and innovation with more than 350 common projects. Main areas for cooperation include marine research, information and communication technologies, health, transport and environmental research.

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Publication date
22 May 2018