Horizon Europe : Morocco begins Association process
April 14, 2021
As part of the strengthening of cooperation relations between Morocco and the European Union and taking into account the “Joint Declaration of the European Union and Morocco” of June 2019, reporting on the establishment of a “Shared Knowledge Space”, Morocco has begun its process of association with the European Programme “Horizon Europe”, with a global budget of 95.5 billion euros, under the new European programming 2021-2027.
The status of “Associated Country” of the Programme will not only improve the attractiveness and visibility of Moroccan research structures vis-à-vis their European counterparts, but will also encourage and facilitate their rapprochement with EU Member States, companies, NGOs and social partners with a view to exploiting research and technology transfer.
In addition, Moroccan researchers will be able to access the calls for projects of the Horizon Europe programme, open to researchers from EU Member States and other countries associated to the Framework Programme, as partners or coordinators of submitted projects.