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Brazil hosts the ‘Belém All-Atlantic Research’ Forum

On 24-25 July, FCT participated in the ‘Belém All-Atlantic Research’ Forum, in Salvador, Brazil. The Forum aims to reinforce the importance of research and innovation in oceans, setting the scene for the strategic partnership in marine research initiated between Brazil, South Africa and the European Union within the framework of the Belém Statement on “Atlantic Research and Innovation Cooperation”, adopted in July 2017 in Lisbon with the aim of strengthening research in the Southern Atlantic.

During the Forum, a project proposal was also presented for a coordination and support action that will contribute to the implementation of the Belém Statement, which has been approved for funding by the Horizon2020 programme. This project will be coordinated by the FCT and is scheduled to start in the last quarter of 2018.