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Transnational Cooperation


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.

Joint Call 2014

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:

  • Biodiversity assessment and monitoring - Improving baseline distribution data and compatibility with climate datasets.
  • 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.

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)

Joint Call 2015

Portugal won't participate in the Joint Call 2015.


Nuno Moreira
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126
1249 – 074 Lisboa
Tel: (+351) 213 911575

Maria Maia
FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Av. D. Carlos I, 126
1249 – 074 Lisbon
Phone: (+351) 213 911543