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International agreements

There is now a series of International Agreements between the EU and non-EU countries on international R&D co-operation :

Organisations from countries associated with the Fifth Framework Programme may participate in the Growth Programme with Community funding (eg. Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Iceland, Israel, Hungary, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and soon - Switzerland).

Organisations from countries having concluded a Scientific-Technological Co-operation Agreement with the EU may participate in the Growth Programme without Community funding (eg. Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, South Africa and the USA).

For up-to-date information on 'States associated with the Fifth Framework Programme', on 'other third countries' and on participation of non-EU countries in general, see:

http://cordis.europa.eu/inco2/src/p-fp5.htm http://cordis.europa.eu/fp5/src/3rdcountries.htm http://cordis.europa.eu/inco2/src/research.htm

These agreements also provide for reciprocity, allowing EU entities to participate in research programmes and projects in these countries, in the fields covered by the agreement. The relevant rules of those countries apply, and no special funding from the EU is foreseen for such co-operation.

Involving non-EU countries

Encouraging international participation in EU research from outside the Union is a priority of the Fifth Framework Programme as a whole and of its constituent parts, such as the Growth Programme. Organisations from non-EU countries and International Organisations may participate in Growth Programme research.

Organisations from countries associated with the Fifth Framework Programme may participate with Community funding.

Organisations from other third countries (e.g. from other European states, including the European countries of the Former Soviet Union, countries of the Mediterranean partnership, and countries having concluded a Scientific-Technological Co-operation Agreement with the Community) may participate without Community funding.

For up to date information on 'States associated with the Fifth Framework Programme', on 'other third countries', and on participation of non-EU countries in general, see http://cordis.europa.eu/fp5/src/3rdcountries.htm and http://cordis.europa.eu/inco2/src/research.htm

 

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