Collaboration opportunities with the USA

 

EU-USA cooperation

The EU-US "Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation" was originally signed in 1998, renewed four times for 5 years each time and is now valid until Ocotber 2018. An historic overview of EU-US scientific cooperation is provided on the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission website.

Current joint research and innovation priorities between the EU and the USA are: Marine and Arctic research, Health (particularly clinical trials), Materials and Transport. Targeted activities in these four areas will be developed under Horizon 2020 , the main programme for European Union science and innovation funding for the period 2014-2020.

In addition, Horizon 2020 allows European and US organisations to cooperate on topics of their own choice. To search for research and innovation collaboration opportunities, please visit the participant portal of Horizon 2020. Please note that the European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Skołodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) operate on a fully researcher-driven basis, open to researchers from the US.

 

Bilateral cooperation with the US

Many EU Member States/Associated Countries to the EU(*) have strong cooperation programs with the US supported by specific bilateral agreements at the governmental level or through funding agencies. In total 17 EU Member States and Associated Countries have individual S&T Agreements with the US. Practically all the signed Agreements cited S&T priority areas including: Agriculture, basic research, energy, health, and the environment (including climate change) are the most common areas of cooperation.

In all the S&T Agreements, the same basic forms of cooperative activities include:

  • Coordinated research projects
  • Joint task forces
  • Joint studies
  • Joint organization of science workshops, conferences, seminars, and symposia
  • Visits and exchanges of S&T information and documentation as well as scientists, specialists, and/or researchers
  • Exchange or sharing of equipment or materials

For more information please visit the websites of Member States/Associated countries embassies in the US.

 

Collaboration opportunities with Canada

EU-Canada cooperation

An "Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between Canada and the European Community" has been in place since 1996, and it is not limited in time. The responsibility for the S&T cooperation dialogue lies with the EU-Canada Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee (JSTCC), managed by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission. An historic overview of EU-Canada scientific cooperation is provided on the Directorate General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission website.

The main areas of S&T cooperation with Canada are Health, ICT and Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, and Biotechnology, and Marine and Arctic research. Targeted activities in these four areas will be developed under Horizon 2020, the main programme for European Union science and innovation funding for the period 2014-2020.

In addition, Horizon 2020 allows European and Canadian organisations to cooperate on topics of their own choice. To search for collaboration opportunities in various areas, please visit the participant portal of Horizon 2020. Please note that the European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Skołodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) operate on a fully researcher-driven basis, open to researchers from Canada.

 

Bilateral cooperation with Canada

Some EU Member States/Associated Countries to the EU(*) have strong cooperation programs with Canada supported by specific bilateral agreements at the governmental level or through funding agencies.

In all the S&T Agreements, the same basic forms of cooperative activities include:

  • Coordinated research projects
  • Joint task forces
  • Joint studies
  • Joint organization of science workshops, conferences, seminars, and symposia
  • Visits and exchanges of S&T information and documentation as well as scientists, specialists, and/or researchers
  • Exchange or sharing of equipment or materials

For more information please visit the websites of Member States/Associated countries in Canada.

*Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.