Opening to the World: the EU-Chile Co-operation
Philippe Busquin, EU Commissioner for Research, and Soledad Alvear, Chilean Minister of Foreign Affairs, signed on 23 September 2002, a scientific and technological co-operation. The ceremony was attended by Mariana Aywlin, Chilean Minister of Education, in the framework of the special EU-Chile relationship.
This is part of a process aimed at an association agreement, and both the EU and Chile have agreed to combine efforts on scientific matters.
The co-operation agreement will allow scientists to take part in the other side's research programmes and joint research projects and also provides for visits and exchanges of technical experts, joint conferences and workshops, scientific networks and training, and the exchange and sharing of facilities and equipment.
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