Policy background

The EU-Argentina agreement on scientific and technological cooperation is the basis for a wide variety of knowledge-centred cooperation.

Main areas of cooperation under the EU-Argentina agreement

  • health
  • food, agriculture, fisheries and biotechnology
  • environment
  • nanotechnology
  • ICT
  • energy

Argentina is very active within the regional EU-CELAC (the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States) Joint Initiative for research and innovation. Argentina co-chairs, together with France, the Working Group on bioeconomy and food security.

The EU's Joint Research Centre (JRC) cooperates with Argentina in nuclear energy, agriculture, water, climate, ICT / future internet. Nuclear energy is the area where cooperation with the JRC is most advanced.

Many EU countries cooperate bilaterally with Argentina in science and technology.

Funding opportunities

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.

International cooperation in Horizon 2020

Agreements and arrangements

Projects and results

Research project database (CORDIS)

EU-funded research projects involving Argentina

For previous framework programmes, please contact the Research enquiry service.

Project success stories

Stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects involving Argentina.

Examples of international cooperation projects with Argentina

ALCUE NET (2012-2017) 19 partners from 16 countries supporting the EU and Latin American and Caribbean policy dialogue process on science, technology and innovation, while fostering partnership and capacity building to jointly address social challenges.

ABEST III (2012-2015) project to set up a sustainable, knowledge-based, bilateral dialogue platform between key science and technology players as well as stakeholders from EU and associated countries and from Argentina.


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.

European Commission

DG Research and Innovation unit H.2: International cooperation



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