FCT Fundaçao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia - Office for International Relations on Science and Higher Education - is a department of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES).undertakes currently activities along the following lines:
- Coordination of actions aiming at promoting the international cooperation inherent to the membership of Portugal in the EU
- Coordination of actions in the field of cooperation associated with the international organizations which Portugal integrates
- Ensuring the bilateral and multilateral relations with departments of the Portuguese Administration holding competences in the field of European affairs and External relation
- Promoting the diffusion of the Portuguese Potential on Science and Higher Education abroad FCT is still responsible for the network of National Contact Points (NCP) relative to the 6th FP in cooperation with other entities.
Therefore, in all areas, there is always an officer of our office as a NCP who takes the main responsibility in the country in each area of the FP. FCT has taken part to the Inco-NET MIRA Project as partner.