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 2016-2020 or until 2015.

Current EU Projects:


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:  Rolf von Kuhlmann
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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
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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.

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  • Project period: 01.04.2017-30.09.2020
  • Participating third countries: USA
  • Coordination: DLR (Germany)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | ENRICH Centres
  • Contact: Johanna Füllmann and Ilka Wendt
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EULAC PerMed (widening EU ‐ CELAC policy and research cooperation in personalised medicine) aims to connect the Latin America and Caribbean region to the International Consortium for Personalised Medicine ICPerMed and to gain members from the partner region. The project activities contribute to the worldwide introduction of personalised medicine, especially in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

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EU-LAC ResInfa promotes the networking and cooperation of research infrastructures between Europe and the Latin America and Caribbean region by implementing four pilots in the fields of structural biology, climate change and biodiversity, cultural preservation, and high-performance computing. The project aims to create roadmaps for cooperation, set up virtual research platforms, and to hold workshops, summer schools, staff exchange and webinars.


  • Project period: 01.12.2019 - 31.05.2021
  • Participating third countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Colombia, Mexico,  Uruguay
  • Coordination: MICINN (Spanien)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | CSA
  • Contact: Kathrin Megerle

INNOWWIDE is a Horizon 2020 project that aims to fund at least 120 European innovative SMEs and start-ups to conduct Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in markets outside of Europe..

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  • Project period: 01.01.2019-30.06.2021
  • Particupating countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
  • Coordination: CDTI (Spain)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | CSA
  • Contact: Oliver Rohde

LEAP4FNSSA is a Coordination and Support Action whose main objective is to provide a tool for European and African institutions to engage in a Sustainable Partnership Platform for research and innovation on Food and Nutrition Security, and Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA).

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  • Project period: 01.11.2018-31.10.2022
  • Participating third countries: Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda
  • Coordination: CIRAD (France)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 |CSA
  • Contact: Stefan Haffner
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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

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 Wirsing and Stephan Epe
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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
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.

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

STARS aims to improve the direct regulatory impact of results obtained in medical research. 17 European countries are represented in the consortium through their national competent authorities, alongside academic and industry representatives, and associations with relevant experience.

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  • Project period: 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2021
  • Coordination: BfArM (Germany)
  • Project type: Horizon 2020 | CSA
  • Contact: Wolfgang Ballensiefen