The ENSOCIO-LAC Cancún Event – 30th June / 1st July 2014



The ENSOCIO-LAC project is holding a 2-day event in Cancún, Mexico on 30 June-1st July 2014 to promote EU-LAC collaboration and joint research initiatives across selected areas within the field of Climate Action, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials.  

The specific objectives of this event are to bring together a mixture of different stakeholders from across different countries and professions with the common goals of:

  • Promoting networking and clustering of projects; supporting uptake of recent and ongoing research; establishing links and consortiums for future collaboration

  • Identifying research gaps and priorities for future programmes, including feeding into the 2nd call of ERANET-LAC (supporting the EU-CELAC JIRI) and the Horizon 2020 programme;

  • Providing guidance on the rules and finance for LAC organisations participation on European Research under Horizon 2020; reviewing alternative funding options for EU-LAC collaboration

  • Supporting and complementing EU-CELAC policy priorities in relation to collaborative research under the SOM Biodiversity working group

Project Evaluation work carried out by ENSOCIO partners and associate partners have led to the identification of a short list of priority topics and recent or ongoing research initiatives.  A core of these projects will also participate in the event, with the aim of strengthening research uptake and collaboration as outlined above.  In addition, the workshop will provide an overview of the findings to date and demonstrate how to access this information via the ENSOCIO Knowledge Platform.

A copy of the event brochure including the preliminary programme can be downloaded here.

If you are interested in participating in the event or would like to discuss participation with us, please contact the ENSOCIO-LAC coordinator on /