Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) scientific production should be in leading positions of a highly competitive international scientific environment. This is the main reason why the CSIC's relations with other international research entities are an essential point for the CSIC's progress.

In this context, the Vice-presidency for International Relations (VRI) has the objective of promoting and improving scientific activities and results of the CSIC at an international level, both in European calls (within and outside the European Framework Programme), as well as in other international calls. With this objective, VRI works among others to improve support in the preparation of scientific project proposals, the search and dissemination of funding opportunities and the carrying out of training activities.

On the other hand we should not forget that researchers are fundamental pieces of CSIC for the construction of a solid network of international scientific relations. In order to strengthen and promote the growth of this network, VRI establishes new institutional relationships with research organizations and entities from third countries through bilateral agreements, as well as other initiatives such as the own calls, financed with CSIC funds, to strengthen the international role of the Institution.

Framework Programme for Research and Innovation in the European Union


Other European initiatives

International Cooperation and Resources

International agreements


CSIC in Europe

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Facts & Figures CSIC international

CSIC is the first Spanish organization by number of projects and economic return in the Framework Program of the European Union. At a European level, among public research organizations, positioning is also noteworthy, since it ranks third for the number of projects awarded.

But beyond the traditional indicators of return, the Vice-presidency for International Relations works to put in value the indicators of the international scientific activity of the CSIC and its specific weight in the national scientific production.

This section includes the figures and facts that are most representative of the international activity of the CSIC, economic and scientific, which give an idea of the volume and importance of the Institution at a national and international level.

Spanish Institution receiving H2020 funds

European institution by number of H2020 actions

International agreements in force

New collaborations with international partners in H2020 actions per year

Ongoing Marie Skłodowska-Curie IF Actions

Ongoing ERC projects

Own funds dedicated to collaboration and international cooperation per year

Publications with international partners

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Internacional Events


14-06-2021 to 30-06-2021

1º Congreso Internacional de Ilustración Científica Online Illustraciencia-CosmoCaixa

Illustraciencia, ACCC, MNCN-CSIC '1º Congreso Internacional de Ilustración Científica Online Illustraciencia-CosmoCaixa'
Participación online

Jornadas 22-04-2021

COVID-19 response: examples of solutions in Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain

Embajada de España en Bélgica COVID-19 response: examples of solutions in Belgium, Luxembourg and Spain
Seminario online

Encuentro 14-04-2021

La presidenta del CSIC participa en el Foro Transfiere

Avda Ortega y Gasset, 201, 29006 FYCMA – Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga

Homenaje 12-04-2021 to 18-04-2021

Acércate a la Escuela de Estudios Árabes en el Día Internacional de Monumentos y Sitios

Camino del Sacromonte, 1 Casa del Chapiz
Actividades presenciales (Granada) y virtuales