The EU-Algeria relationship emphasises close cooperation on democratic reform, economic modernisation, and migration issues.
The Euro-Mediterranean Barcelona process provided the political framework for Algeria-EU partnership. Within this framework, the EU strengthened research and innovation cooperation with Algeria and a science and technology agreement was signed in 2012.
The agreement promotes the opening of European Research Area and European research programmes to Algerian participation. Implementing the agreement remains a main priority of the bilateral cooperation.
Algeria is one of the countries in the European Neighbourhood Policy,member of the EU-MED Group of Senior Officials in research and innovation and takes part in the policy dialogue with the countries of the Union for the Mediterranean and High Level Policy Dialogue with Africa.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU research and innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). It is open to the world, which means that participants from all over the world can participate in most calls. In many cases, the EU will fund at least partly the participation of the international partners.
Agreements and arrangements
- EU-Algeria science and technology cooperation agreement signed in 2012
- Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) supports sustainable water and food systems in the Mediterranean. Algeria was the first non-EU country not associated to Horizon 2020 to become a Participating State in 2017
Projects and results
Research project database
For previous framework programmes, please contact the Research enquiry service.
Project success stories
Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects involving Algeria.
National Contact Points
The National Contact Points (NCPs) provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in Horizon 2020.
Research enquiry service
You can contact the research enquiry service to find out more about research in Europe, the EU's research and innovation funding programmes as well as calls for proposals and project funding.