The primary instrument for Canadian universities and researchers to engage with Europe is through Horizon 2020, (which is European Union’s Eighth Framework Programme for Research and Innovation).
The European Commission recently issued its official Horizon 2020 Work Programs. These informatoin contained within these work programs outlines the anticipated topics for funding and also explains the connection of Horizon 2020 with the main EU policies that are relevant to research and innovation (for example the ‘Europe 2020 strategy,’ the ‘Innovation Union’ flagship initiative and the European Research Area).
Please note that Canadian researchers will be particularly interested in the EU's "Blue Growth agenda" in which participation with Canada is prioritized in several calls.
The Blue Growth agenda is part of the Horizon 2020 Work Program titled: Food security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Maritime and Inland Water Research and the Bioeconomy.
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