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Cristina Russo, the Director for International Cooperation in DG “Research and Innovation” (RTD) in the European Commission, visits Montevideo

03/10/2016

On the 22nd of September, the Director for International Cooperation in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) in the European Commission, Cristina Russo, visited the Uruguayan capital city, Montevideo, and discussed with local authorities about the politics of Uruguay and the

On the 22nd of September, the Director for International Cooperation in the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) in the European Commission, Cristina Russo, visited the Uruguayan capital city, Montevideo, and discussed with local authorities about the politics of Uruguay and the EU regarding the fields science and technology. One of Russo’s main objectives for this meeting was to comment on the scope of the EU program for research and innovation, Horizon 2020, as well as to analyze the possibilities to work in South-South cooperation, and the role of the Uruguayan Contact Bureau for Innovation, Science and Technology (MEC CUBIST), developed within the project ALCUE NET, as a driving force for Horizon 2020 in Latin America and the Caribbean.                                                 

 The meeting was attended by Edith Moraes, Under-Secretary for Education and Culture of Uruguay, Alejandro Zurita, R&I Counsellor for the Delegation of the European Union to Brazil, Juan Fernández Trigo, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Uruguay, and Clelia de la Fuente, Cooperation Officer for the Delegation of the European Union to Uruguay, as well as other Uruguayan authorities from science, innovation and technology. 

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