The present document summarises the dialogue held during the Workshop "Exchange on progress made and opportunities for bi-regional cooperation in research and innovation - one year after the agreement on the JIRI EU-CELAC 2021-2023 Strategic Roadmap", hosted by the EU-LAC Foundation on 19 October 2021 in close collaboration with Mexico, in its capacity as Pro-Tempore Presidency of CELAC (PPT CELAC), the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, and the LAC National Contact Points Coordinator.
The meeting was moderated by Dr Adrian Bonilla, Executive Director, EU-LAC Foundation, and Dr Anna Barrera, Senior Programme Coordinator, EU-LAC Foundation.
The objectives of this meeting were:
- To report on the process of the elaboration and approval of the Strategic Roadmap 2021-2023 of the EU-CELAC Joint Initiative on Research and Innovation (JIRI);
- To visualize the initiatives, programmes and instruments of the EU and LAC that have been adopted and that will be opened soon to strengthen the CELAC-EU Common Research Area, including funding sources, modalities, procedures and criteria for participation;
- Share information on the progress of the work in each of the JIRI pillars from November 2020 to October 2021;
- Generate an exchange of ideas and proposals on how to dynamise and concretise the initiatives in each of the pillars and achieve a greater impact.