EU Cooperation with Third Countries

The International Bureau is involved in various European research policy coordination projects, in most of them commissioned by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

In the list below you will find information about current EU funded projects with IB participation. Our archives will inform you about projects that were concluded 2016-2022 or until 2015.

Current EU Projects:

(in alphabetical order of the acronym)


ENRICH in LAC (ENRICH in Latin America and the Caribbean) is part of the H2020 initiative to establish a global network of European research and innovation centres. It acts as the central contact point for stakeholders in this field.

ENRICH in LAC broadens the regional spectrum of the previous initiative ENRICH in Brazil (2017-2020). In its first year, the project focused on the target countries Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay. Currently, the project activities are being expanded to Central America and the Caribbean.

   ENRICH in LAC website

  • Project period: 01.01.2021-31.12.2023
  • Participating third countries: Brazil
  • Coordination: Fraunhofer (Germany)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | ENRICH Centres
  • Contact:Anneken Reise and Stephanie Splett-Rudolph
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ENRICH in the USA is the H2020 initiative to establish a Network of European Research and Innovation Centres throughout the United States of America. ENRICH in the USA acts as a central contact point for European research and innovation actors.

Project website
Additional information about ENRICH in the USA

  • Project period: 01.01.2021-31.12.2023
  • Participating third countries: USA
  • Coordination: GAC Group (France)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | ENRICH Centres
  • Contact: Johanna Füllmann and Ilka Wendt

PRIMA aims to promote the integration and joint implementation of national R&I programmes under a common research and innovation strategy to address the challenges of water scarcity, agriculture, and food security in the Mediterranean Area.

Project website
Additional information about PRIMA

  • Project period: 01.01.2018-31.12.2028
  • Participating third countries: Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey
  • Coordination: PRIMA Foundation (Spain)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | Article 185 TFEU Initiative
  • Contact: Stephan Epe and Tanja Gillmann
Sino-EU PerMed

SINO-EU-PerMed will conduct a mapping of the personalised medicine landscape and stakeholders in China. It will also promote communication and collaboration between experts in the field of personalised medicine in China and the EU. Sino-EU-PerMed aims at connecting ICPerMed strategies and activities with relevant Chinese stakeholders.

Project website

  • Project period: 01.01.2020 - 31.12. 2023
  • Participating third countries: China
  • Coordination: DLR (Germany)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | CSA
  • Contact: Carolin Lange