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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.