1st ERANet-LAC Joint Call

In order to strengthen the bi-regional partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation, ERANet-LAC will implement two joint calls seeking to coordinate and cluster research programmes. Furthermore, the project will mutually open research infrastructures and coordinate and open innovation programmes.

ERANet-LAC will lay a special focus on the innovation dimension. It will seek to involve European and Latin American innovation agencies in the joint activities as well as in trust-building actions.

The joint activities carried out will be evaluated and function as a basis for a road map to be incorporated in a so-called EU-CELAC Platform for Funding Agencies. This funding platform will serve as information and communication platform and offer substantial guidelines as well as online working space to facilitate the development of future concrete bi-regional joint initiatives.


The main activities of ERANet-LAC:

  • Promotion of mutual opening and coordination of existing programmes, infrastructures and cooperation.
  • Implementation of 2 Joint Calls: The first one will be launched approximately in the end of 2014 and the second one in the end of 2015.
  • Coordination of a consultation process to inform funding agencies and research institutions from both regions about the joint actions.
  • Building a platform for EU and CELAC funding agencies.


Source: http://eranet-lac.eu/about-eranet-lac.php