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The EU and Australia enjoy a strong, dynamic, and continuously evolving partnership. The current relationship is based on the 2008 EU-Australia Partnership Framework, a comprehensive statement of shared values and close historical, political, economic and cultural ties. As the relationship has evolved, the EU and Australia have moved to upgrade bilateral ties. The EU and Australia have developed very productive cooperation in recent years in areas such as health, food and natural resources, energy and transport, space, research infrastructures and researchers’ mobility.

In terms of total numbers of MSCA participations under H2020, Australia is one of the strongest nations monitored. Australia’s participation in natural sciences stands out significantly. Participation in engineering and technology and medical and health sciences is weaker, despite Australia’s strengths in these fields. Only nearly half as many Australian nationals carried out research in Europe or an associated country as researchers coming to Australia over the same period. The ratio of Australian nationals to researchers recruited from the country is broadly balanced, showing a surplus of Australian researchers incoming to the EU or an associated country over those recruited from the country, indicating that a certain group of Australian researchers were conducting research outside their own country when recruited.

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

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Australia factsheet Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Australia R&I cooperation status: Key facts and figures

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

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