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The European Community and the Argentine Republic signed an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation in 1999, with tacit renewal every five years. The EU-Argentina agreement covers a number of key areas of cooperation, including health, nanotechnology applied to food and agriculture, and ocean research.

The EU provides funding for entities established in EU member states, countries associated with Horizon Europe, and low- and middle-income countries, including Argentina, to participate in Horizon Europe collaborative research actions. Furthermore, Argentinian entities are eligible for EU funding through the European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA).

In general, Argentina performed well in the MSCA in H2020. Argentina has established a particularly close working relationship with the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in the field of nuclear energy. Furthermore, Argentina plays a leading role in the EU-CELAC policy dialogue, co-chairing the working group on bioeconomy and food security. It is notable that natural sciences and engineering and technology are the major scientific fields cited in MSCA projects with Argentinean participation. The third largest group of individuals coming to the EU and associated countries under all H2020 projects are researchers of Argentinean nationality. At the same time, Argentina is one of the top five countries in the world in terms of the number of foreign researchers who come to the country under the auspices of the European Union’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.

For more detailed information on the Argentinian R&I landscape and MSCA participation, check out the documents below.

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Argentina factsheet Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Argentina R&I cooperation status: Key facts and figures

MSCA promotion landscape: Key promotion players and potential: Argentina, plan 1

MSCA promotion landscape: Key promotion players and potential: Argentina, plan 2