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EU-Mexico relations have developed in a wide range of policy areas, particularly since the entry into force of the EU-Mexico Global Cooperation Agreement in 2000. The Strategic Association (2008) further reinforced the bilateral relationship and encompasses four key thematic areas: politics, security, the environment and socio-economic matters. The EU-Mexico Agreement for Scientific and Technological Cooperation (2005) has since played a pivotal role in fostering dialogue and collaboration between the two parties. The parties agreed to strengthen research and innovation capacities in marine research, health, renewable energies, sustainable cities and human capital development.

In line with the EU Global Approach, Horizon Europe is open to the participation of Mexican researchers and research organisations. It should be noted that the EU does not currently provide funding for the participation of Mexican research entities in collaborative research projects. Nevertheless, Mexico has established a co-funding mechanism to facilitate collaboration in Horizon Europe.

Mexico’s performance in comparison to other countries in the region was below average. The majority of scientific fields in the MSCA projects reported for Mexico under H2020 are natural sciences, social sciences, engineering and technology, and agricultural sciences, with the latter coming in third. There is a significantly higher number of Mexican researchers coming to the EU and associated countries than there are foreign researchers coming to Mexico under the MSCA umbrella.

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

Mexico factsheet Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Mexico R&I cooperation status: Key facts and figures