Joint actions

In the frame of ERANet-LAC project different types of Joint Research and Innovation Activities were implemented to strengthen the bi-regional partnership in Science, Technology and Innovation. 
Among them two joint calls involving 25 countries from both regions, were successfully launched:

The ERANet-LAC project and the EU-CELAC Interest Group, have launched a new Joint Call on the 20th of November to enhance the bi-regional cooperation in science, technology and innovation.

The final submission of proposals is the 8th of March.

More information is available at the ERANet-LAC web page:

The ERANet-LAC Project organised two Joint Calls on Research and Innovation of programme owners in the Member States of the European Union (MS), the Associated Countries to the 7th Framework Programme (AC), the Latin-American and the Caribbean Countries.

The main data of both Calls are:

1st Joint Call 

Call opened: 16.09.2014  Call closed: 27.11.2014

  • Number of submitted projects: 90
  • Number of funded projects: 14
  • Total granted budget for all projects:7.6 M€
  • Self-financed budgets for all  projects: 2 M€
  • Number of participating countries: 16
  • Number of participating funding organizations: 20
  • The topics funded included Biodiversity/Climate Change, Bioeconomy, Energy and Health.


2nd Joint Call 

The design of the 2nd ERANet-LAC Joint Call was of a flexible nature to ensure that a wide variety of funding institutions was able to join the Joint Call, and that as many researchers as possible from European, Latin-American and Caribbean countries were eligible for funding. For this reason, each participating funding institution applied its individual national/ regional funding regulations. Applicants were therefore asked to check the national /regional regulations of their funding organisations before the submission of a proposal.

  • Call opened: 01.12.2015 Call closed: 10.03.2016
  • Total number of projects submitted: 170
  • Number of funded projects: 27
  • The total granted budget for all 27 projects amounts to: 12.7 M€
  • The self-financed budgets for all 27 projects amounts to: 5.8 M€
  • Number of participating countries: 22
  • Number of participating funding organizations: 26

The projects addressed the thematic fields of Bioeconomy, Health, Biodiversity and Energy. 

The ERANet-LAC project aimed at developing and implementing strategic joint activities involving funding agencies and other actors from both regions. The project implemented “Pilot Coordination Actions”, promoting mutual opening and coordination of existing European, Latin-American and Caribbean research and innovation programmes and infrastructures.

Through the Pilot Coordination Actions (PCA), the ERANET LAC offered technical and financial support for strategic meetings in order to establish a long-lasting frame for coordination of programmes. With a bottom-up approach, the thematic priorities have beed defined by the interested research and innovation actors.

Three objectives were targeted by the PCA:

1. Clustering or coordination of bilateral/multilateral funding research programmes.

2. Promoting the mutual opening of infrastructures.

3. Promoting opening and coordination of innovation programmes.

For more information, please download the following documents:

* Pilot Coordination Actions- Background information

* Pilot Coordination Actions -  Recommendations and Conclusions.