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Galileo Information Centre for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

Galileo Information Centre for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean
Published on: 24/10/2019 Last update: 24/10/2019
Deadline: 30/01/2020
The European Commission is launching a call for proposals to establish a Galileo Information Centre in Mexico to cover a region comprising of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela).

This Information Centre on European Navigation Satellite Programs (EGNSS) will pursue a variety of activities in Mexico and in the region.

The objectives of the Information Centre are to:

  • ensure the visibility of European satellite navigation activities in Mexico and in the region
  • analyse satellite navigation initiatives in Mexico and in the region
  • ensure support to actual and potential users in Mexico and in the region on activities including the development of new GNSS-based applications, products and services by enabling industrial and research cooperation between Latin American and European actors

The location of the centre must be in a place that can ensure optimal contact with the target audience, namely institutional partners, the satellite navigation downstream industry, application developers and users.

Applicants must propose a work programme with a balanced set of activities covering:

1.    Identification of relevant markets and stakeholders
2.    Promotion and awareness raising of European GNSS programmes
3.    Facilitation of the development of GNSS-related applications
4.    Education and training on GNSS-related issues
5.    Facilitation of joint industrial collaborations between Latin American and European partners

The maximum EU contribution for this call is €480,000.

The maximum EU financing rate of eligible costs is 70%.

Timeline

Stage Indicative Timing
Publication of the call 24 October 2019
Deadline for submitting applications 30 January 2020, 17.00 Brussels time
Information to applicants February 2020
Signature of grant agreement April 2020
Starting date of action/work programme 1 May 2020
Indicative duration of actions 36 months

Eligibility criteria

Applications are eligible from legal entities established in one of the following countries:

  • EU countries
  • EFTA and EEA countries: Switzerland, Norway
  • Other countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.

British applicants should be aware that they must comply with the eligibility criteria for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU which ensures that British applicants will remain eligible, they will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required to leave the project on the basis of Article II.17 of the grant agreement.

Submission of proposals

A model grant agreement is available for information, but the actual call for proposals takes precedence.

Applicants should use the Electronic Submission System (SEP) to submit their proposal.

Applicants will need to use their EU Login account (formerly ECAS) or create one if not already available.

The deadline for electronic submissions is 31 January 2020 at 17.00 (Brussels time).

Additional information

More on the Galileo programme

Questions and answers

Potential applicants should send their questions to: GROW-CFP-SAT-2019-GALILEO-INFO@ec.europa.eu

The email subject should be 'Galileo Information Centre in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean'. Only questions sent to this mailbox will be answered. Answers will be published periodically and within a reasonable period of time on this webpage. The deadline for submitting questions related to this call is 19 January 2020.

Applicants will be informed of the results of the evaluation within 3 months of the submission deadline.

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