The National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) is the Mexican federal agency in charge of implementing public policies regarding Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). CONACYT’s Direction for International Cooperation (DCI) fosters political dialogue and explores opportunities of collaboration with international partners and stakeholders in the STI sector. This has enabled the mobility of Mexican students and researchers, and the participation of CONACYT and Mexican entities in projects with partners from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, among other countries and regions.
Mexico’s bonds of cooperation with the European Union (EU) in STI have strengthened since the signature of the bilateral Cooperation Agreement in ST of 2004. Among the mechanisms of cooperation that CONACYT has put in place to support the collaboration between Mexican and European researchers is the co-funding mechanism which was the first put in place by a non-EU international partner country to enhance scientific and technological EU-Mexico cooperation in areas of mutual interest, by propelling the participation of Mexican entities in Horizon 2020 Programme.