The “Network of the European Union (EU), Latin-America and the Caribbean Countries (LAC) on Joint Innovation and Research Activities”, ERANet-LAC (10/2013 – 03/2017) has contributed to fostering the bi-regional cooperation in research and innovation by organizing and implementing concrete joint activities and by creating a sustainable framework for future bi-regional joint activities with both European and Latin- American / Caribbean research and innovation funding agencies and programme owners. 

With the "EU-CELAC Roadmap" document, ERANet-LAC has developed a roadmap describing concrete steps for the coordination and realization of such joint activities among research and innovation funding agencies in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the EU, beyond the lifetime of the ERANet-LAC. To secure a smooth and sustainable cooperation, this roadmap also includes aspects on lessons learnt and best practices achieved in coordination actions, joint calls or in a staff exchange programme.

In addition it examines the process of integrating new partner countries, the identification and selection process of thematic areas and topics and successful ways of trust building among a highly heterogeneous group of international partners.

The project ALCUE NET, also funded by the EU's 7th Framework Programme, supports the European Union and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean (EU-CELAC) Policy Dialogue process on S&T & the implementation of the Joint Initiative for Research and Innovation. It has undertaken a foresight study regarding the EU-CELAC relations with the help of ERANet-LAC. The document is accesible below.

Finally, another document of interest is the Concept Note for the 6th Senior Official Meeting (SOM) on Science and Technology of the EU-CELAC, which was held in Brussels on the 14th of March, 2017. The Concept Note was prepared by ALCUE NET as the SOM Technical Secretariat.