Commission publishes second report on implementation of International Cooperation strategy
The progress report highlights European efforts to improve the policy and framework conditions for worldwide cooperation in research and innovation. One example is the EU-China Co-Funding Mechanism (CFM) agreed in 2015, which has been a game changer in EU-China cooperation. With the CFM, China has committed to invest up to €30 million per year to support the participation of Chinese researchers in Horizon 2020, the EU's research funding programme that runs between 2014 and 2020.
The report also shows how the experience gained in policies to build the European Research Area is used to shape interactions in an international context. It helps the EU to advance the vision of a 'Global Research Area' where researchers are able to work together smoothly across borders, and where researchers, scientific knowledge and technology circulate freely. The most recent example of facilitating researcher's mobility is the agreement signed today by Commissioner Moedas to stimulate scientific exchanges between the Brazilian National Council of the State Funding Agencies and the European Research Council.