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22 May 2018

EU and Brazil sign cooperation agreement

On 22 May 2018, the Commission and three Brazilian funding agencies signed an administrative arrangement that will enable European and Brazilian researchers to cooperate more easily on various issues. Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, said: “This is a great day for research in the EU and Brazil. We are putting in place a very practical arrangement to support our research communities to cooperate on some of the most important challenges facing our societies. We are unlocking the potential of some of the best minds on both sides of the Atlantic.“

The agreement will enhance Brazilian participation in Horizon 2020 and foster cooperation between the two regions. It establishes three different mechanisms for cooperation:

  • greatly extending the national co-funding of Brazilian participation in projects under Horizon 2020,
  • promoting cooperation between parallel projects under coordinated calls for proposals in Brazil and the EU, and
  • twinning existing projects in areas of common interest.

For more information: EC news

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