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Type of Agreement
Official Title
Agreement on Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Communities and the Swiss Confederation
Place of Signature
Date of Signature
Date of Entry Into Force
Objective of Agreement
The objective of the present agreement is to set out the form and conditions of Swiss participation in the implementation of the Framework Programmes. This participation shall take the form laid down in this Agreement, without prejudice to the terms of the Fusion Agreement.
Switzerland took part in the negotiations concerning the agreement on the European Economic Area. In December 1992, Swiss people decided by referendum against this agreement. This rejection meant not only that Switzerland could not adhere to an EEA, but also that its application for membership, submitted in May 1992, had to be frozen, reason for which it had moreover remained without consequence since. In these circumstances, the only way of developing the relations consisted in negotiating bilateral agreements.

The present agreement is one of the seven bilateral agreements that were signed in June 1999.
OJ Number
L 114
OJ Date
OJ Page
Parties to the Agreement
European Community
Subject Matters
7206.913-Western Europe
755-External Relations
Switzerland/Communities Research Committee (Article 6)
Relation and Association with Other Agreements
112-Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Swiss Confederation, of the other, on the free movement of persons
113-Agreement between the European Community and the SwissConfederationonAir Transport
114-Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the Carriage of Goods and Passengers by Rail and Road
115-Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on trade in agricultural products
116-Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on mutual recognition in relation to conformity assessment
117-Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on certain aspects of government procurement