Main bilateral programmes between Korea and EU

List of Bilateral S&T Collaboration Agreements Between Korea and EU Countries

* Countries are listed in an alphabetical order.

Czech Republic

○ National Research foundation of Korea (NRF) – Czech Science Foundation (GACR)
-Brief information: The Presidium of the Czech Science Foundation (GACR) has set the promotion and strengthening of international cooperation and supporting the better integration of Czech scientists into the world scientific community as one of the priorities of the GACR program. The main objective of the international cooperation is to establish bilateral research project schemes with foreign partner funding agencies, in order to enable the better exchange of scientific information and techniques and the use of specialized equipment available in the countries involved.
http://www.gacr.cz/en/bilat-01intro.htm

France

○ The Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), and the Korea Research Foundation (KRF) – France National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
-Brief information: The CNRS currently has working agreements with two major organizations funding research, namely the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), and the Korea Research Foundation (KRF). The CNRS-KOSEF agreement involves several collaborative projects every year in fields where South Korea plays a significant role. Current collaborations concern engineering sciences, materials science, physics and chemistry. These joint projects involve an exchange of researchers, and the organization of bilateral conferences. The CNRS and KRF agreement centers on collaboration in human and social sciences.
http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/1171.htm    

Germany

○ The Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) – Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft(DFG)
-Brief information: KOSEF and DFG consider international collaboration to be an essential feature of scientific progress and encourage exchange and co-operation between scientists from Korea and Germany and their colleagues abroad. Cooperation between these two countries offer practical and effective opportunities to combine forces, for example in relation to the study of issues of mutual interests, the development and expansion of high quality research centers, and the training of future research talent.
http://www.dfg.de/dfg_profil/im_internationalen_kontext/internationale_partner/Korea/index.html  

Hungary

○ The Korea Research Foundation (KRF) - The Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA)
- Brief information: KRF and OKTA facilitate and promote contacts between institutes and scientists under the auspices of the parties with the aim of identifying research topics of common interest which would lead to establishing and implementing joint research projects.
http://www.otka.hu/index.php?akt_menu=3660

Netherland

○ The Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) – The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO)
-Brief information: NWO has a cooperation agreement with the National Research Foundation of South Korea, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (NRF KOSEF). The program gives South Korean researchers the opportunity  International collaboration seminar programme (pdf)
 International  researcher inviting programme (pdf)
of a short stay in the Netherland and Dutch researchers the chance to visit South Korea. The program also helps to fund joint seminars held in South Korea or the Netherlands. The aim of this cooperation program is to promote contact between Korean and Dutch researchers in the natural sciences (i.e. all sciences except the social science and the humanities).
http://www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_5VGH54_Eng

Poland

○ KORANET (Korean scientific cooperation network with the European Research Area) – Polish Academy of Science (PAS)
-Brief information: KORANET (Korean scientific cooperation network with the European Research Area) aims at intensifying and strengthening S&T cooperation between Korea and Europe. The project is funded under the 7th EU Research Framework Program and runs from January 2009 until December 2012. Polish Academy of Sciences is among eleven partners from nine European countries and Korea which form the KORANET consortium.
http://www.english.pan.pl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=289:korean-scientific-cooperation-network-with-the-european-research-area&catid=15:news

Sweden

○ The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) – The Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education (STINT)
-Brief information: The program will provide opportunities to initiate broad and long-term cooperation between Swedish and Korean institutions or academic groups. The objective of the program is to encourage the establishing of new patterns of cooperation. It is not intended to support ongoing cooperation that has already been established since long.
-Link:http://www.stint.se/en/scholarships_and_grants/swedenkorea_research_cooperation_programme
○ National Research Council of Korea (NRF) - The Swedish Research Council (VR)
-Brief information: In September 2009, the Swedish Research Council entered into an agreement with the National Research Council of Korea (NRF) in South Korea to collaborate on research. The aim of this agreement was to facilitate collaboration of researchers across boundaries, e.g. through workshops and exchange of scientists.
http://www.vr.se/inenglish/aboutus/internationalcollaboration/bilateralagreements/bilateralresearchcollaborationwithsouthkorea.4.69f66a93108e85f68d48000415.html

Turkey

○ The National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) - The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
-Brief information: The National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) within the framework of “Agreement on Cooperation in Science and Technology between the Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) and the Korea Research Foundation (KRF)” signed in Ankara on 23 December 2004, invite Turkish and Korean universities, research centres and institutes to submit joint proposals for scientific and technological research projects.
www.tubitak.gov.tr/tubitak_content_files/ICIM/icim/.../Kore_call.doc

UK

○ Science and Technology Innovation Partnership (STIP)
-Brief information: STIP is a technology collaboration project between Korea and UK specially focusing on mutual research development and researcher exchange program. The first STIP agreement was signed in Dec. 2004, covering activities like workshops, seminars and training programs for technology collaboration between Korea and UK. The extension of the first agreement was signed in Nov. 2007 and the operation of matching fund increased to the size of 2M pounds (3600M KRW) in the next 4 years.
http://brikotech.gtonline.or.kr/

Bilateral S&T collaboration programmes between Korea and EU Countries

International Collaboration Seminar Programme (pdf)

International Researcher Inviting Programme (pdf)