HomeAbout usPartnersinstitutions6. Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT)-Portugal

Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT) is the Portugal’s main funding agency for research and it is responsible for following and implementing the bilateral and multilateral International S&T cooperation agreements in science and technology. FCT is a public autonomous institute under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), which covers all the fields of science, aiming at capacity enhancement and research excellence.

FCT´s mission consists in continuously promoting the advancement of scientific and technological knowledge in Portugal, exploring opportunities that became available in any scientific or technological domain to attain the highest international standards in the creation of knowledge, and to stimulate their diffusion and contribution to improve education, health, environment, and the quality of life and well-being of the general public.

International cooperation

Since FP6, FCT have been participating in more than 60 ERA-Nets, Joint Programming Initiatives, Article 185º, Plant-KBBE and Joint Technology Initiatives. In particular, FCT has been playing a very active role in thematic ERA-Nets and is also very active on joint transnational calls´ (launch, monitor and evaluation) in ERA-Nets.FCT is an observer on FACCE Joint Programming Initiative -A European strategy to tackle agriculture, food security and climate change challenges.

Mediterranean

FCT promotes International Cooperation with non-European countries by implementing bilateral cooperation schemes in different regions across the world, namely with Mediterranean Region, namely, Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. FCT is very active on the Strategic Forum for International S&T Cooperation, participates in Monitoring Committee for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in RTD (MoCo) and on the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR).

FCT participated in ARIMNet as workpackage co-leader and task leader, and also in MIRA - INCO-Net with Mediterranean Region and currently with SPRING – the new INCO-Net with the Mediterranean. FCT is participant on the submitted new ERA-Net with the Mediterranean. At political level FCT participates in Monitoring Committee for Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation in RTD (MoCo) and on the Standing Committee on Agricultural Research (SCAR).

  

 

 

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Acknowledgements: ARIMNet (2008-2013) and ARIMNet2 (2014-2017) are ERA-NETs coordinated by INRA (France).
They have received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreements no. 219262 (ARIMNet) and no. 618127 (ARIMNet2)
 

 
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