ERANet-LAC funding agencies’ workshop for the 2nd Joint Call of research proposals
The ERANet-LAC Funding Agencies' Meeting happened on the 29th and 30th of September 2015, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCyT) and the ERANet-LAC consortium organised the preparatory meeting of senior representatives of research funding agencies in the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean for the 2nd joint call of research proposals.
ERANet-LAC is a Network of the European Union and the Community of Latin-American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Joint Innovation and Research Activities. It is co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme and aims to strengthen the bi-regional partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation by planning and implementing concrete joint activities.
Based on these activities, two joint transnational calls were scheduled. The first call was launched in September 2014; the 2nd joint call is planned to be launched in December 2015. The main target of this meeting was to define the budget which funding agencies are willing to provide for the second joint call and to finalize the selection of topics.
Specifically EU-CELAC funding and innovation agencies were invited to participate. Furthermore, European, Latin-American and Caribbean programme owners which are Ministries or regional authorities defining research programmes and programme managers, as for example research councils, funding agencies managing research programmes participated within this meeting.