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Science, Technology and Innovation

Seminar in Ljubljana (May 2019)

In the area of Science, Technology and Innovation priority has been given to strengthening links between agendas and dialogue among governmental, non-governmental and academic interest groups concerning the implementation of the Common Initiative on Research and Innovation (JIRI).

According to Chapter 1 of the Action Plan and Declaration of the 2015 Summit, as well as paragraph 39 of the EU-CELAC Ministerial Declaration of July 2018 which highlights:

“the key role of the Joint Initiative on Research and Innovation (JIRI) and the progress made with the three strategic pillars within the JIRI to tackle global challenges”.

In these activities the emphasis will be on increasing opportunities for access to the resources of EU-LAC scientific cooperation, to countries which currently have less presence in programmes such as Horizon 2020, and Marie Sklodowska Curie.

Seminar to strengthen the capacity of institutions of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean for bi-regional scientific cooperation

From 20 to 23 May 2019 a seminar was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, devoted to strengthening the capacity of institutions in countries of the EU and LAC that had participated to a lesser extent in the projects financed by the scientific cooperation programmes of the European Union, such as Horizonte 2020 and Marie Sklodowska Curie.

The event included representatives of seventeen countries, six in the EU, ten in LA and one in the Caribbean. Events such as these will be replicated.


Institutional and regulatory foundations for the establishment of the European, Latin American and Caribbean Area for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation


EU-Latin America cooperation on regional innovation strategies in the framework of regional policy