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The EU and Brazil have a long-standing relationship based on strong cultural, economic, historical, and linguistic ties. Brazil was one of the first countries to establish diplomatic relations with the EU. The Strategic Partnership in 2007 significantly broadened the scope of cooperation, with several sectoral policy dialogues and cooperation frameworks, including in the field of science, technology and innovation. The Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation between the European Union and Brazil on research and innovation represents the primary framework for S&T cooperation. The objective is to encourage, develop and facilitate cooperative activities in areas of common interest, based on the principles of mutual benefit, timely exchange of information, reciprocal access to activities and the protection of intellectual property rights.

Brazil plays a significant role in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA). The majority of scientific fields represented in H2020 MSCA projects in Brazil are natural sciences, engineering and technology, and social sciences. This thematic frequency is in line with the country’s bilateral and national science, technology and innovation policies. Brazil is responsible for the sixth largest group of individuals from target countries coming to the EU and associated countries under H2020.

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

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Brazil factsheet Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Brazil R&I cooperation status: Key facts and figures