News30 October 2020Brussels, BelgiumResearch and Innovation
The 8th Senior Officials Meeting of the EU-CELAC Joint Initiative on Research and Innovation
Senior officials of the EU and CELAC meet today on 30 October 2020 to discuss cooperation on priority research and innovation topics. The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the EU have been working jointly on research and innovation collaboration since 2010, when the Joint Initiative on Research and Innovation was established to help advance the bi-regional dialogue.
Addressed by Commissioner Gabriel and by Marcelo Ebrard, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, the 2020 Senior Officials Meeting comes at a time when the implementation of ambitious transformative policies is being challenged by the worst global health crisis in recent history. Relaunching the bi-regional dialogue on issues of global significance, like health, green transition, digital transformation or innovation, is expected to lead to more specific cooperation initiatives in the next years.