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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 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.

All official National Contact Points in EU Member States and Associated States are shown on the Participants Portal.


Web resources

Education, science and technology in Latin America – a statistical compendium of the Inter-American Development Bank

ECLAC Experts discuss science and technology policies in Latin America - December 2007

Science for Development – Regional Gateway Latin America on SciDevNet

UNESCO Network for the popularisation of science and technology in Latin Americaand the Caribbean

External Relations between Europe and Latin America


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