Johanna Füllmann


The EU-Canada relationship is governed by the Strategic Partnership Agreement, which establishes a framework for cooperation in a number of strategic areas, including international peace and security, human rights, environmental protection, research, innovation, energy security and education. In addition to the science and technology cooperation agreement between the EU and Canada, Canada’s forthcoming association with Horizon Europe represents a significant milestone in international research and innovation collaboration.

Canada’s participation in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) under Horizon 2020 is highly commendable. Canada’s projects were primarily focused on the natural sciences, followed by engineering and technology and social sciences. This is not entirely consistent with the Canada-EU science, technology and innovation cooperation, which places particular emphasis on aeronautics and space, agriculture and agri-food, the Arctic and oceans, information and communication technologies, health, researcher mobility and research infrastructure. The number of researchers from Canada and the EU and associated countries who are currently working in each other’s countries is roughly equal.

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

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Canada factsheet Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Canada R&I cooperation status: Key facts and figures