The kick-off meeting of the new ERANet-LAC project, which will officially start in October 2013, will take place in Berlin on 11th November until midday of 13th November 2013.
ERANet-LAC is a project to be realized in the frame of the INCO-programme of the European Commission. It will be coordinated by the Project Management Agency at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). The kick-off meeting of the ERANet-LAC project, which will officially start in October 2013, will take place in Berlin on 11th November until midday of 13th November 2013.
ERANet-LAC is a Network of the European Union (EU), Latin America and the Caribbean Countries (LAC) on Joint Innovation and Research Activities. It will support the political process of implementing the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation (JIRI) ERANet-LAC will strengthen the bi-regional partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation by planning and implementing concrete joint activities and by creating a sustainable framework for future bi-regional joint activities. Research and innovation funding agencies, programme owners and programme managers as well as other relevant stakeholders from both regions will be actively involved in the process in order to promote and enhance the opening of programmes and infrastructures efficiently and to foster long-term partnerships.
The project activities will be closely linked to the INCO-Net ALCUE NET, the BILAT-projects with Latin America and relevant thematic initiatives and thus increase the effectiveness and impact of existing programmes, infrastructures and networks by developing complementarities and mutual reinforcement.