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EU-LAC Workshop on ICT in Chile

25/07/2014

The workshop was the last of four thematic workshops organised within the framework of the ALCUE-Net project. Previous workshops focused on renewable energy, bioeconomy, and biodiversity

The ALCUE NET – Latin American, Caribbean and European Union Thematic Workshop on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) took place on the 19th and 20th of March in CONICYT-Chile.

The objective of the workshop was to prepare recommendations for the ALCUE NET Concept Note proposed to the EU-CELAC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in Costa Rica. The Concept Note recommended ICT priorities for national science, technology and innovation agencies involved in the ERANET-LAC project to fund through new joint calls under development. The two topics recommended were:

• improving wellbeing through inclusive e-Health; and
• smarter, inclusive and sustainable cities.

Both topics were endorsed by the SOM EU-CELAC.

The workshop was also an occasion for key actors from government agencies, research institutions and experts to identify research topics in ICT of mutual interest, in the light of future funding opportunities, as well as exploring the possibilities of greater coordination of research initiatives and national funding instruments.

The workshop was the last of four thematic workshops organised within the framework of the ALCUE-Net project. Previous workshops focused on renewable energy, bioeconomy, and biodiversity.

ERANet-LAC invites to submit expressions of interest for coordination of existing research and innovation programmes

The Network of the European Union (EU), Latin America and the Caribbean Countries (CELAC) ERANet -LAC invites existing European, Latin-American and Caribbean research, infrastructures and innovation programmes to apply for support for the organization of working meetings aimed at creating complementarities and defining common research agendas or a roadmap including conditions for long-term mutual opening of programmes.

Applications will be accepted until Wednesday 1st October 2014.

Full details of this call can be found at http://eranet-lac.eu/assets/moxiemanager/ERANETLAC_PilotCoordinationActions_Call.pdf

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