|About Liaison Office Argentina-European Union|
The Liaison Office Argentina-European Union in Science, Technology and Innovation (ABEST) operates within the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCyT), through its National Directorate for Institutional Cooperation and Integration. The Ministry was created in December 2007 by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, and is the first Ministry in Latin America to associate productive innovation with science and technology. Its mandate is to harness science, technology and innovation to strengthen a new productive model that generates greater social inclusion and improves the competitiveness of the economy in Argentina, under a new paradigm of knowledge as a cornerstone of development.
The National Directorate for Institutional Cooperation and Integration deals with those matters involved in cooperation with foreign countries, agencies and other international institutions, involved in the field of science, technology and innovation. In that sense, it promotes the implementation of realization of joint research projects and training, exchange of experts, and the transfer of results to the national productive sector.
ABEST III has a structure of national and international support: