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 and recently concluded EU funded projects with IB participation. Our archive will inform you about other concluded projects. 

Current EU Projects:

Logo S4D4C

S4D4C supports the activities of the EU and its Member States in the field of worldwide science diplomacy.

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  • Project period: 01.01.2018-31.12.2020
  • Coordination: ZSI (Austria)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | RIA
  • Contact: Maria Josten and Nadia Meyer
Logo AXIS

The ERA-NET Consortium AXIS (Assessment of Cross(X) - sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation) has been set up to enhance integration of an array of research disciplines related to climate change research.

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  • Project period: 01.01.2018-31.12.2022
  • Participating countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Moldova, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden
  • Coordination: DLR (Germany)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | ERA-NET Cofund
  • Contact: Cornelia Parisius and Rolf von Kuhlmann
Logo PRIMA

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.

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  • 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: Birgit Ditgens and Birgit Wirsing
Logo LEAP Agri

LEAP Agri aims to implement a jointly funded EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership focusing on food and nutrition security and sustainable agriculture.

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  • Project period: 01.12.2016-30.11.2021
  • Participating third countries: Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda
  • Coordination: ANR (France)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | ERA-NET Cofund
  • Contact: Stefan Haffner and Stefan Wagener
Logo ESASTAP 2020

ESASTAP 2020 supported the science, technology and innovation cooperation between the EU and South Africa.

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  • Project period: 01.02.2016-31.01.2019
  • Participating third countries: South Africa
  • Coordination: DST South Africa
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | CSA
  • Contact: Stefan Haffner
Logo EaP Plus

EaP Plus supports the science, technology and innovation cooperation between the EU and the countries in the Eastern Partnership region.

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  • Project period: 01.09.2016-31.08.2019
  • Participating third countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine
  • Coordination: CeRISS (Greece)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | CSA
  • Contact: Jörn Grünewald
Logo RI-LINKS2UA

RI-LINKS2UA supported the science, technology and innovation cooperation between the EU and Ukraine, with a focus on innovation.

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  • Project period: 01.02.2015-31.01.2019
  • Participating third countries: Moldova, Ukraine
  • Coordination: ZSI (Austria)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | CSA
  • Contact: Thomas Reineke
Logo Eranet RUS Plus

ERA.Net RUS Plus aims to strengthen the international research cooperation between the EU and Russia.

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  • Project period: 01.11.2013-31.10.2019
  • Participating third countries: Russia, Israel, Moldova, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey
  • Coordination: DLR (Germany)
  • Project type: FP7 | ERA-NET
  • Contact: Jörn Grünewald
Logo BILAT USA

BILAT USA 4.0 supported the science, technology and innovation cooperation between the EU and the USA.

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Additional information about BILAT USA 4.0

  • Project period: 01.02.2016-31.03.2019
  • Participating third countries: USA
  • Coordination: DLR (Germany)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | CSA
  • Contact: Olaf Heilmayer and Jonas Abs
Logo Near US

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.

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  • Laufzeit: 01.04.2017-30.09.2020
  • Participating third countries: USA
  • Coordination: DLR (Germany)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | ENRICH Centres
  • Contact: Johanna Füllmann and Ilka Löffler
Logo ENRICH Brazil

ENRICH in Brazil is an initiative of the European Union, executed in Brazil by the CEBRABIC project. ENRICH is the European Network of Research and Innovation Centres and Hubs, working to enhance cooperation in research, technology and entrepreneurship between Europe and important partner countries.

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  • Project period: 01.01.2017-31.12.2020
  • Participating third countries: Brazil
  • Coordination: Fraunhofer IPK (Germany)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | ENRICH Centres
  • Contact: Anneken Reise and Stephanie Splett-Rudolph
Logo EULA Focus

EULAC Focus aims to obtain a better understanding of the cultural, scientific and social dimension of the partnership between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean and to formulate a common vision for the coming years.

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  • Project period: 01.03.2016-31.08.2019
  • Participating third countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru
  • Coordination: University Barcelona (Spain)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | RIA
  • Contact: Jenny Morín-Nenoff and Stephanie Splett-Rudolph