Launch of the ERANet-LAC 1st Joint Call on Research and Innovation


In the framework of the ERANet-LAC project, the 1st Joint Call on Research and Innovation of programme owners in the Members States of the European Union (MS), the Associated Countries to the 7th Framework Programme (AC), the Latin-American and the Caribbean Countries was launched on September 16th, 2014. Deadline for submission will be the 27th October 2014.

The aim of the ERANet-LAC Joint Call is to start new, sustainable and multilateral research cooperation between researchers from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean countries.

Within the framework of the first ERANet-LAC Joint Call, transnational research projects will be funded for a period of up to 36 months. Two types of collaborative activities can be funded by this Joint Call: Research and Innovation. Both types can include mobility and networking. Combination of the above mentioned activities is possible or even desirable, where permitted by, and conditioned upon, the nationale regulations of the individual Funding Parties.

Applicants for the 1st ERANet-LAC Joint Call

Applicants can represent public and private scientific, research, technological and innovation institutions on national, federal or European Union-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) regional level, research active industry and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and other instituions involved in research actvities, as long as they are eligible for funding by their respective funding organizations according to their respective national regulations.

Call topics in the thematic fields of Biodiversity/Climate Change, Bioeconomy, Energy and Health

  • Biodiversity assessment and monitoring - Improving baseline distribution data and compatibility with climate datasets
  • Screening for new bioactive metabolites and enzymes from terrestrial and marine microorganisms for industrial use, based on market demand
  • Small-scale self-sustainable biorefineries for multi-feedstock processing of agro-industrial and urban wastes for advanced biofuels, biobased chemicals and biomaterials
  • Towards Zero Carbon Energy Systems for heating and cooling in industrial processes by means of solar technologies including the envelopes of the buildings
  • Evaluation of low-threshold interventions to tackle chronic metabolic disorders and their associated cardiovascular diseases in EU and LAC countries
  • Research in prevention of infectious diseases and promotion of well-being

For further information on the ERANet-LAC call and the participating countries, please check the ERANet-LAC website and the Call text.