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Four countries in Latin America have bilateral S&T cooperation agreements.
Information on S&T agreements, including texts are available here. For more information on individual countries click on the country link: Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Mexico.
Between 2005 and 2006, their respective research councils or other appropriate institutions also established research liaison offices with the European Research Framework Programmes (oficinas de enlace). Their aim is, among others, to promote participation of teams from their own and to some extent also from other Latin American countries in the Framework Programmes. They also organised thematic bi-regional workshops for priority setting and bringing senior Latin American and European researchers and research managers closer together. Without confining interests exclusively to these subjects, the sharing of responsibilities was as follows:
- Argentina organised a workshop on agro-food and biotechnology in 2005
- Brazil organised the workshop on natural resources and the environment in 2006
- Chile organised the workshop on health in 2006
- Mexico organised the workshop on energy in 2006
- Brazil also organised another regional workshop on renewable energy in April 2007.
Argentina also took on responsibility for developing a regional portal that would serve some of the more immediate information needs of the majority of Latin American countries without S&T agreement. A beginning was also made to share information and experience through the printed and electronic media for wider outreach.
In the meantime, several other countries have established FP7 contacts to ensure timely information flows to research teams in their countries for increased participation: Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Paraguay.
Education, science and technology in Latin America – a statistical compendium of the Inter-American Development Bank