A science and technology cooperation agreement was signed in 2003 within the political framework of the Euro-Mediterranean Barcelona process. The agreement promotes the opening of the European Research Area and European research programmes to Moroccan participation.
At a regional level, Morocco is a member of the Union for the Mediterranean Regional Platform in Research and Innovation which brings together all EU both south and east Mediterranean countries to define strategic orientations for Euro-Med science and technology collaboration.
A Joint Declaration was adopted in June 2019 by the EU and Morocco outlining 4 structural areas for further collaboration
- convergence of values
- economic convergence and social cohesion
- shared knowledge
- political consultation and enhanced cooperation on security, at bilateral, regional, and international level