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Morocco

The EU seeks to develop a particularly close relationship with Morocco, its geographical neighbour, and to support Morocco’s economic and political reforms. The relationship emphasizes close cooperation on democratic reform, economic modernisation and migration issues. Morocco and the EU are bound by an Association agreement.

Bi-regional cooperation

Cooperation in research between the EU and Morocco is based on the 'Agreement on scientific and technical cooperation between the European Community and the Kingdom of Morocco' signed in 2003. Under this agreement, cooperation between the EU and Morocco is made easier by allowing legal entities established in either party to participate in the research programmes of the other party (e.g. Moroccan entities can participate in indirect actions of the Community’s Framework programme).

Cooperation with Morocco in energy research takes place within the EU's cooperation activties with the group of "Mediterranean Partner Countries". Read more about this bi-regional cooperation.

Research projects

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Under the Energy Theme of the current research funding programme (FP7, 2007-2013) so far two projects including three participants from Morocco receive funding.

Project Acronym / Title Project total cost (Million EUR) Project EC contribution (Million EUR) Organisation name
MED-CSD
Biofuels Combined solar power and desalination plants: technico-economic potential in Mediterranean Partner countries
1.0 1.0 - Center for the Development of Renewable Energies
- Office National de l'Eau Potable
NACIR
New Applications for CPY's: A Fast Way to Improve Reliability and Technology Progress
7.1 4.4 Office National de l'Electricité

 

Between 2002 and 2006 (FP6) one project including one Moroccan participant was funded under the research area 'Sustainable Energy Systems' (Topic 6.1.).

Project Acronym / Title Project total cost (Million EUR) Project EC contribution (Million EUR) Organisation name
NEEDS
New Energy Externalities Development for Sustainability
11.7 7.6 Centre de Developpement des Energies Renouvelables

 

Between 1998 and 2002 (FP5) two energy research projects including three Moroccan participants were funded.

Project Acronym / Title Project total cost (Million EUR) Project EC contribution (Million EUR) Organisation name
MED2010
Large Scale Integration of PV and wind power in Mediterranean countries (MED2010)
1.1 0.6 Center for the Development of Renewable Energies
EEMN
Energy Efficiency Municipality Network in Mediterranean Countries
0.3 0.2 - Aner
- Centre de Developpement des Energies Renouvelables