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International Cooperation

International Organizations

FCT supports and follows the participation of the scientific and technological community in the international organizations of which Portugal is a member. The resulting benefits for the scientific and technological community include the access of national teams to international scientific infrastructures, increased industry competitiveness, access to training programs and calls for scientific or management positions in international organizations.

FCT also ensures national representation in the management bodies of international organizations and promotes and follows the process of joining these organizations.

  • ALBA, Synchrotron Light Laboratory
  • CYTED, Programa Ibero Americano de Ciência e Tecnologia para o Desenvolvimento
  • CERN, European Organization for Nuclear Research
  • EMB, European Marine Board
  • EMBC, European Molecular Biology Conference

    Related Organizations:

    • EMBL, European Molecular Biology Laboratory
    • EMBO, European Molecular Biology Organization
  • ESA, European Space Agency
  • ESO, European Southern Observatory
  • ESRF, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility
  • EurOcean, European Centre for Information on Marine Science and Technology
  • GBIF
    Portugal is a member of Global Biodiversity Information Facility whose mission is to standardize, digitize and globally distribute, in a suitable property rights framework, data relative to world biodiversity, for the benefit of science and society.
    More information available on the portal of the Portuguese Node for GBIF –
  • IAEA, International Atomic Energy Agency
  • IODP/ECORD, IODP International Ocean Discovery Programmme / ECORD European Consortium for Ocean Research Drilling
    FCT is a partner in a transnational cooperation programme between funding institutions and the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Polymers Division which includes a pilot call.
  • NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (SPS Programme)
  • OECD, Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development
  • UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization