ERANet-LAC is a Network of the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on Joint Innovation and Research Activities. It strengthens the bi-regional partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation by planning and implementing concrete joint activities and by creating a sustainable framework for future bi-regional joint activities. The international coordinaor is Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF - Germany).
Calls for transnational research projects are one of the main goals of the ERA-NETs, as a mechanism for validating the cooperative effort between the various funding agencies.
The first ERANet-LAC JOINT CALL 2014 on Biodiversity/Climate Change and Energy, opened on the 16th of September 2014
The following thematic areas were supported:
The following National/regional funding organizations participated in the first ERANet-LAC Joint Call for funding research projects.
MINCYT (Argentina), BELSPO (Belgium), F.R.S.-FNRS (Belgium), CNPq (Brazil), CONICYT (Chile), COLCIENCIAS (Colombia), MESCyT (Dominican Republic), AKA Finland, BpiFrance (France), MENESR-MAEDI (France), BMBF (Germany), CONACYT (Mexico), RCN (Norway), SENACYT (Panamá), CONCYTEC (Peru), FCT (Portugal), UEFSCDI (Roménia), ISCIII (Spain), TUBITAK (Turkey)
Portugal won't participate in the Joint Call 2015.
Website of ERA-Net LAC