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Two Galileo Information Centres in Latin America

Two Galileo Information Centres in Latin America
Published on: 26/11/2018 Last update: 26/11/2018
Deadline: 19/02/2019
This call for proposals is for the establishment of two Galileo Information Centres in Latin America (Brazil and Chile).

The Information Centres will focus on satellite navigation programmes, European Global Navigation Satellite Systems (EGNSS), and regional activities.

This call is divided into two lots. Lot 1 is for the establishment of an Information Centre in Brazil and Lot 2 is for the establishment of an Information Centre in Chile.

The objectives of the Information Centres are to promote European satellite navigation activities, monitor local and regional satellite navigation initiatives, and provide support to users in Latin America, such as in developing new applications through cooperation between Latin American and European industry.

While the Centre in Brazil's activities will be limited to Brazil, the Centre in Chile will also target several neighbouring Spanish-speaking countries, in particular Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Colombia. The physical location of the Centres should ensure optimal contact with the target audience (the satellite navigation downstream industry, application developers and users).

Applicants for each lot will propose a work programme with a balanced set of these activities:

  1. Identification of relevant markets and stakeholders
  2. Promotion and awareness raising of European GNSS programmes
  3. Facilitate 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 per each centre.

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


Stage Indicative Timing
Publication of the call 26 November 2018
Deadline for submitting applications 19 February 2019
Information to applicants April 2019
Signature of grant agreement May 2019
Starting date of action/work programme Q2 2019
Indicative duration of actions 36 months

Eligibility criteria

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

For Lot 1 (Centre in Brazil):

  • EU countries
  • EFTA and EEA countries: Switzerland, Norway
  • Other countries: Brazil

For Lot 2 (Centre in Chile):

  • EU countries
  • EFTA and EEA countries: Switzerland, Norway
  • Other countries: Chile

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

The full text of the call is available here. A model grant agreement is also available for information, but the actual call for proposals takes precedence.

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

You will need to create an EU Login account (formerly ECAS) if you do not already have one.

The deadline for electronic submissions is 19 February 2019 at 17:00 (CET).

Additional information

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Questions and answers

Potential applicants should send their questions to:

The email subject should be 'Galileo Information Centres in Latin America'.

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 15 January 2019.

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

Questions and answers