Tunisia joins Horizon 2020December 2, 2015
Hat: Tunisia will participate in the Horizon 2020 programme and gets a 100 million euro loan from the EU.
Funding Scheme: 2015-12-02
Pgm2014 2020: Yes
The European Commission announced yesterday that Tunisia will participate in the Horizon 2020 programme.
The agreement, signed today by Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, and the Tunisian Minister for High Education and Scientific Research, Chiheb Bouden, will promote cooperation in investigation and innovation between the EU and Tunisia, which is “vital for successful and modern economies”, according to a statement by the EU’s executive body.
From now on, Tunisian research centres, universities and scientists will have access to the Horizon 2020 programme, one of the largest multinational investigation and innovation projects, that enjoys a budget of some €77 billion.
Tunisia joins Algeria, Egypt and Morocco, among others, in being part of the project, which focuses on the EU’s long-term priorities.
Moreover, the EU loaned Tunisia €100 million, part of a package of loans to help the country overcome its economic challenges, made worse by the terrorist attacks perpetrated earlier this year.
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