Skip to main content

Article Category

News

Article available in the folowing languages:

European Union-Latin America Science and Technology Network (EULASNET)

Europe and Latin America have a long history of cooperation, and a common interest in working together in the field of science and technology (S&T). In order to enhance further collaboration, the Hamburg University of Life Sciences is launching the European Union-Latin America Science and Technology Network (EULASNET) to congregate Latin American and European universities interested to participate in projects funded by European programmes by networking them.

Fundamental Research

Europe and Latin America have a long history of cooperation, and a common interest in working together in the field of science and technology (S&T). But despite this common interest and the many advantages joint projects and initiatives may entail, there is a shortage of specific mechanisms which may catalyse the generation and delivery of high calibre projects on S&T, where these two regions are equally represented. Conscious of this reality, and the fact that the complexity of some funding calls may deter many organisations in Latin America from successfully engaging in European funded programmes, the European School of Sustainability Science and Research (ESSSR) https://esssr.eu/ is launching the European Union-Latin America Science and Technology Network (EULASNET). The objectives of EULASNET are: a) to congregate Latin American and European universities interested to participate in projects funded by European programmes, by networking them and building teams which may team up in specific Calls b) to prepare and submit joint, high quality projects, by combining the knowledge and expertise of European and Latin American partners Ultimately, EULASNET is being created with a view to providing a sound basis upon which strong applications may be produced, qualitatively and quantitatively robust, and with the coherence required so as to withstand peer-review and the evaluation procedures. Apart from the financial benefits in attracting additional funding to universities in Latin America and in Europe, EULASNET is geared towards the generation of high calibre projects on science and technology issues, by means of partnerships which may enhance the image of the participant universities as research organisations, and also generate publications in indexed scientific journals. Universities in Europe and in Latin America planning applications on funding programmes such as Horizon Europe, ERASMUS+, Interreg, Europe-AID and other public and private international programmes, are welcome to contact the EULASNET Team, to discuss how their applications may be supported. Such a support may be provided in respect of identifying suitable partners in either region, the provision of specific inputs to projects, help in the elaboration of the technical parts of projects bids or in handling the application documents. EULASNET is an initiative of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences in Germany, led by Professor Walter Leal, who has extensive experience with the Latin American region, and a long list of cooperation projects with Latin American partners. If you wish to be involved with EULASNET, please let the project team eulasnet@ls.haw-hamburg.de know, by sending us following details: Name of organisation: Country: Contact person: Field of expertise: Contact e-mail: The working languages of EULASNET are English, Portuguese and Spanish. Because the preparation of project proposals usually takes place in English, we expect EULASNET members to be fluent in English and to be able to elaborate complex texts and formulate project ideas in the English language.The deadline for expressions of interest to join EULASNET is 10th September 2020. Discussions about specific Calls will be continuously held with members, so that sufficient time for the preparation of joint applications is available. Rgds, The EULASNET Team Please reply to: eulasnet@ls.haw-hamburg.de

Keywords

Latin America, EU, Collaboration, Network