EULANEST - European-Latin American Network for Science and Technology

The EULANEST project intended to promote and co-ordinate research co-operation among EU Member States (MS) and Latin American countries (LAC), thus contributing to strengthen the impact of their national programmes on international cooperation in science and technology (S&T) with Latin America. EULANEST networked European policy-makers and programme managers involved in promoting research co-operation with Latin America in all fields of science. The ERA-NET action paved the way for its partners towards the preparation, design, implementation and development of joint trans-national research activities and realized a Pilot Joint Call.


Thematical areas of the Joint Call were Sustainable Renewable Energy in the frame of climate change and Nanoscience with focus on human health.

European Project partners:

  • Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MAEE), France
  • Ministry of Higher Education and Research (MESR), France
  • Research Institute for Development (IRD), France
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany
  • International Bureau of BMBF (IB-BMBF) at DLR, Germany
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN)
  • Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT), Portugal
  • Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN), Spain

Latin American (Joint Call) partners:

  • European EULANEST partners + two LA institutions
  • Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT), Argentina
  • National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Brazil

Aims of the project:

  • bringing together the key European Union (EU) organisations funding international scientific cooperation with Latin America
  • establishing a network of national and international research co-operation activities between the EU Member States (MS) and Latin American countries (LAC)
  • creating the conditions for launching one or more joint transnational research activities between the partners involved in the project.
  • launching a joint call among the partners on international scientific cooperation with Latin American countries
  • strengthening the ERA by intensifying the cooperation with Latin American countries

Workpackages (WP) of the project:

  • WP 1. Mapping & benchmarking of EU member states' S&T programmes with Latin America
  • WP2 Strategic activities. Ground for trans-national activities.
  • WP3 Building trans-national joint activities
  • WP4 Trans-national research activities
  • WP 5. Management & dissemination of the ERA-NET