A science and technology cooperation agreement has been in place since 1996, and is not limited in time. The science and technology cooperation dialogue happens through the EU-Canada Joint Science and Technology Cooperation Committee.
Main areas of cooperation
- ICT and food
- agriculture and fisheries
Biotechnology has grown to become a best practice for international cooperation, with the development of a very successful project-twinning mechanism which is spreading to other geographical and to other research areas (energy).
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
- Agreement for for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Community and Canada (1996)
- Amendment to the Agreement for for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Community and Canada (1999)
- ERC Implementing Arrangement with Canada (2016)
Projects and results
Research project database
For previous framework programmes, please contact the Research enquiry service.
Example of research cooperation project with Canada
ERA-CAN+ (2013-2016) the main objective was to foster EU-Canada cooperation in research, innovation and development by improving programme management, facilitating access for researchers and innovators on both sides of the Atlantic and encourage new funding opportunities for joint Canada-EU projects in science, technology and innovation.
More stories of particularly successful EU-funded research projects involving Canada
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.