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2.6.5 International Co-operation

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The main objectives are:

  • To establish privileged partnerships with selected countries or regions in which there is added value and mutual interest in jointly addressing important technological issues and enhancing competitiveness.
  • To contribute to the stability and prosperity of regions neighbouring the EU through the improvement of public services, through institutional reinforcement and through improved decision making and democratic processes;
  • To address important global environmental issues such as the management of geo-physical risks;
  • To prepare for future, wider and more concrete partnerships with the target regions.


1/ Targeted research actions . The selected areas all demonstrate a sufficient level of maturity with respect to previous actions related to international cooperation. They are also of significant strategic importance for Europe in terms of R&D and improved industrial competitiveness potential. Each proposal is expected to include partners from the EU Member States and associated states and the regions or countries being addressed by it in a balanced manner. Focus is on the five following areas:

2/ Coordination Actions or Specific Support Actions focused on identifying constituencies and potentialities for deeper strategic cooperation

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