EU and Argentina sign agreement on cooperation in marine R&I
On 19 April 2018, the European Commission (EC) and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina signed 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. According to the EC, 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. The agreement was signed by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and Lino Barañao, Argentinian Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation.
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 Horizon 2020.
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