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Topics for international cooperation

In a rapidly evolving global context, stepping up the cooperation between the Union and its international partners will contribute to Europe's research excellence and economic competitiveness, to tackling societal challenges which are increasingly global in nature and to supporting the Union's external relations.

Horizon 2020 is open to participation from across the world, meaning that European researchers can cooperate with their counterparts in third countries on any topic of their choice. This does not automatically imply that entities from third countries are eligible for funding. In addition, in all of the relevant parts of Horizon 2020, topics have been flagged as being particularly suitable for international cooperation and consortia are encouraged to include third country partners. More...