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The EU and Chile have been engaged in multiple bilateral dialogues. The main topics covered departed from the Agreement for Scientific and Technology Cooperation signed in 2002. These included clean energy research and cooperation, sustainable mining, climate action and resource efficiency, and health. At the 9th EU-Chile Joint Steering Committee meeting in December 2021, the following areas of mutual interest for continued and future collaboration were highlighted: health, energy and open science and gender equality as well as to explore opportunities for more substantial cooperation in the areas of ocean and arctic research as well as the new avenues for digital cooperation.

It should be noted that the EU does not provide funding for the participation of Chilean research entities in collaborative research projects. In exceptional cases, the EU or the relevant funding body may consider that funding the participation of a legal entity is essential for implementing the action.

Chile’s engagement with H2020 has remained consistent over time. The majority of scientific fields represented in Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) projects for Chile under H2020 are natural sciences, with social sciences and engineering and technology almost tied for second place. Chile received a slightly smaller number of foreign researchers than there were Chilean nationals entering the EU and associated countries through MSCA.

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

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Chile factsheet Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Chile R&I cooperation status: Key facts and figures

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

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