2EULARINET - Concept and Objectives The EULARINET (7FP) Project (European Union - Latin American Research and InnovationNETworks) is a 4 years Coordination Action (INCO.Net) (March February 2012) whosemain goal is to strengthen the bi-regional dialogue on S&T between EU Member States (MS),Associated States (AS) and Latin American Partner Countries (LAPC) , at policy, programme andinstitutional (research entities) level, thus contributing to a three fold objective:Promote the joint identification, setting up, implementation and monitoring of mutualinterest priorities of future work programmes across the Specific Programmes of FP7.b) Joint definition of S&T co-operation policiesc) Support and stimulate the participation of LAPC in FP7
3EULARINET PARTNERS SPAIN MICINN Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación ( Spain)GermanyBMBFFederal Ministry of Education and ResearchDLRInternational Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchAustriaZSICentre for Social InnovationSpainUPMUniversidad Politécnica de MadridCSICSpanish Council for Scientific ResearchFinlandAKAAcademy of FinlandFranceIRDInstitut de Recherche pour le Développement CIRADCentre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développmentNorwayRCNThe Research Council of NorwayPortugalADIAgência de InovaçãoFCTFundaçao para Ciencia e TecnologíaArgentinaMINCYTMinisterio de Ciencia, TecnologíaChileCONICYTComisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y TecnológicaColombiaCOLCIENCIASInstituto Colombiano para el Desarrollo de la Ciencia y la TecnologíaMexicoCONACYTConsejo Nacional de Ciencia y TecnologíaNicaraguaConsejo Nicaragüense de Ciencia y TecnologíaBrasilCNPqConselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e TecnológicoUruguayMEC-CUBISTMinistry of Education and Culture-CUBIST
4EULARINET – Work Packages (WPs) WP1: Analysis, Monitoring and ReviewWP Leader: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD-France)WP co-Leader: Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica (CONICYT-Chile)WP2: Strengthening the participation of LA in FP7WP Leader: International Bureau of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (DLR-Germany)WP co-Leader: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico – (CNPq-Brazil)WP3: Bi-regional Policy DialogueLeader WP3: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN-Spain)Co-Leader WP3: Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva (MINCYT-Argentina)WP4: Bi-regional Science - Industry RelationshipsLeader WP4: Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement (CIRAD-France)Co-Leader WP4: Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT-Mexico)WP5: Raising awareness and Dissemination activitiesWP 5 Leader: Fundaçao para Ciencia e Tecnología (FCT-Portugal) WP 5 Co-Leader: Consejo Nicaragüense de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONICYT-Nicaragua)WP6: Project ManagementLeader: Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN-Spain)
5EULARINET MAIN RESULTS - WP1: Analysis, Monitoring and Review: Laying the ground- A complete statistical overview has been produced based on the available information from DG-RTD about past FP6 and ongoing FP7 cooperation activities between EU and LA partners.A questionnaire to qualitatively survey the strengths and weaknesses of the participation of Latin American research institutions in FP7 was developed and sent to 163 project holders in the region- S&T indicators are produced on the basis of a consensus of main observatories involved in measuring S&T cooperation between LA and EU countries.
6EULARINET MAIN RESULTS - WP1: Analysis, Monitoring and Review: Laying the ground (Cont.)EVENT: ¨International thematic Workshop on Indicators of bi-regional Cooperation in Science, Technology and Innovation (ST&I)¨. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) on July 18th The main objective of this workshop was to promote a meeting between experts of indicators of ST&I representing different observatories, so as to debate on a pertinent set of indicators able to monitor the evolution of the cooperation between Latin America and the European Union.A complete view of the modalities of the bi-regional cooperation led at the level of EU member states in Latin America (S&T cooperation schemes) has been conducted through means of qualitative questionnaires to LA funding agencies.SELECTED DOCUMENTS PRODUCED IN WP1S&T Indicators based on publications (IEDCYT/CSIC- Spain)Analysis of patents collaborations between Latin America and Europe (IEDCYT/CSIC- Spain)Deliverable. 1.1: Statistical report on bi-regional ST&I activities under FP6 (IRD-France)Deliverable.1.2: Report on indicators of ST&I bi-regional activities (IEDCYT/CSIC- Spain)
7EULARINET MAIN RESULTS - WP2: Strengthening LA participation in FP7A NCP-workshop was realised back to back with the consortium’s annual meeting in Lisbon in March 2009 in order to find out in detail about the NCPs strengths, weaknesses and priority interests. It was organised in collaboration with INCONTACTA new questionnaire was elaborated to get more and precise background information on the conditions of work of NCPs in Latin America and sent to all 13 Latin American NCPs in October 2009Contact lists of European Thematic NCPs or Thematic Networks were produced and offered as incentives for questionnaire responses-EVENT: ¨NCP Training course¨: Florianopolis, Brazil, November 4-6th 2009
8EULARINET MAIN RESULTS - WP2: Strengthening LA participation in FP7 (Cont.)EVENT: ¨Latin American-European Environment Workshop¨: Bogotá, Nov Experts were highly qualified and very dedicated to fulfill the workshop’s goals, and as a result a list of ten SICA-proposals was presented to the Thematic Directorate Environment In DG RTDEVENT: ¨EU-LA ICT Gateway – Workshop on EU-LA cooperation possibilities¨, Brussels, September 2010EVENT: ¨Joint INCO.NET Workshop on KBBE¨, Montpellier, October 2010EVENT: ¨Thematic Workshop on Health¨, Buenos Aires, Nov. 2010SELECTED DOCUMENTS PRODUCED IN WP2Questionnaire for NCPs and NIPsDeliverable.2.2.Final Report Environment Workshop- Deliverable 2.3 “Recommendations for SICA-topics and other topics highly relevant for the cooperation between Europe and Latin America¨
9EULARINET MAIN RESULTS - WP3: Top-down policy driven on ResearchSub-regional dialogues are organised annually in the three sub-regions, as preparation to Bi-regional dialogue to be held in Mexico on Sep. 7-8th 2010EVENTS: Sub-regional R&I dialogue with Mexico & Central America (Mexico)First: November 21st 2008, Mexico DF, MexicoSecond: 18-19th of November 2009 Mexico DF, MexicoSub-regional R&I dialogue with Andean countries (Colombia, Chile)First: March 16th 2009 in Cartagena de Indias, ColombiaSecond: Santiago, Chile, on the 14th and 15th of January 2010Sub-regional R&I dialogue with MERCOSUR (Brazil)First: November , Buenos Aires, ArgentinaSecond: Brasilia, on the 23rd and 24th of November 2009
10EULARINET MAIN RESULTS - WP3: Top-down policy driven on Research (Cont.)SELECTED DOCUMENTS PRODUCED IN WP3First Sub-Regional ConferencesEULARINET Aclaratory Notes for the Approach of the Su-regional meetings– MICINN-SpainDeliverable 3.2. Specific report on research needsDeliverable 3.4. Specific reports on research needsSecond Sub-Regional Conferences¨Guidelines for the organisation of the EULARINET Sub‐regional Conferences¨: MICINN-Spain“Towards a new approach for a co‐operation in science and technology between Latin America and the European Union¨: MICINN-SpainDeliverable 3.5. Synthesis Document: MICINN-Spain→ Presented at the SOM
11EULARINET MAIN RESULTS - WP4: Bi-regional Science-Industry RelationshipsEVENT: Workshop: "Successful experiences of cooperation between the Science and theIndustry in European Union and Latin America“, Mexico DFEVENT: OPENING KNOTS- Workshop on looking for the solutions foe EU- Latin AmericanIndustry- Academia cooperation. Helsinki, Finland, June 17 andEVENT: Bi-regional expert Electronic Forum, held during Sept-Oct 2009EVENT: Workshop in Science nd Industry on Food, ICT and Health,Montevideo, Uruguay, June/August 2009EVENT: LA-EU Worshop on technology transference and Innovacion, Dec. 7 and 8th 2009,Montevideo, UruguaySELECTED DOCUMENTS PRODUCED IN WP4Enhancing research-industry alliances, innovation and technology transfer EU-LA:UPM-Spain, CONACYT-Mexico and CIRAD-France.
12EULARINET MAIN RESULTS – WP5: Raising the Awareness and Dissemination ActivitiesEULARINET Webpage (a new Web is currently being developed)(www.S2lat.eu/eularinet)EULARINET NewsletterEULARINET Flyer and corporative designEULARINET PosterEULARINET Website
13Highlight of Main Results of the Project (1/2) A complete statistical overview has been produced based on the available information from DG-RTD about past FP6 and ongoing FP7 cooperation activities between EU and LA partnersA complete view of the modalities of the bi-regional cooperation led at the level of EU member states in Latin America (S&T cooperation schemes) has been conducted through means of qualitative questionnaires to LA funding agenciesReport on the mapping of European and Latin American science and technology cooperation scheme patterns which focuses on the bilateral S&T agreements between both regionsContact lists of Latin American NCPs or European Thematic Networks were produced and offered as incentives for questionnaire responses
14Highlight of Main Results of the Project (2/2) A list of ten SICA-proposals was presented to the Thematic DirectorateEnvironment in DG RTDBackground reports for future EU-Latin American cooperation in the ICT theme,including national priorities in ICT research have been produced for Argentine, Chile,Nicaragua and SwitzerlandEULARINET will provide to the European Commission with eight theme profiles asrecommendation for its future Work programme formulation (2012 and beyond) on theHealth theme.
15Future Challenges for EULARINET in JOINT PRIORITY SETTING Work out common reserach topics through the organisation of a new series of Thematic Workshops and videoconferences aimed at encouraging the participation of Latin American research organisations;Matchmaking events and specific Infodays to promote LA participation in the FP call, in collaboration with other connected projects.
16Future challenges for EULARINET in S&T DIALOGUE Identifying EULARINET role in contributing to the implementation of the EU-LAC Summit commitments.Consequently, define the objectives of the future dialogue meetingsPossible avenues:Broaden the scope of the paper «Towards a new approach to EU – LA S&T cooperation » to encompass an analysis of MS programmes, drawing from the results of EULANEST;Open up a dissemination and consultation process within the Commission (RELEX, AIDCO, etc.), within SFIC, etc.;What technical support can be provided to the EU-LAC process?
17Future challenges for EULARINET in SCIENCE – INDUSTRY RELATIONS Strengthening links with innovation policies and programmesExplore needs for LA in InfrastructuresIdentifying experiences that can be taken up in the setting up of Knowledge and Innovation Centres, e.g. AL-INVEST, country programmes.
18Important particulars of the EULARINET Project ¨ The WPs in which the EULARINET project is divided are equally led by one institution from EU and one from LA¨¨The EULARINET project serves as an umbrella for the on-going EU – LAC cooperation in S&T¨¨EULARINET structures the EU-LAC dialogue in S&T¨¨The recently renewed EULARINET Website serves both for diffusion of the project activities and as a portal that collects EU-LAC cooperation initiatives ¨ (http://www.eularinet.eu)
19Thank you for your attention! Ángeles Macías GarcíaManager Corrdinator of EULARINETMinistry of Science and Innovation – MICINN (Spain)