The project is aimed at setting up a thematic network for technical and financial co-operation in order to sustain a process of large scale integration of photovoltaic and bio-electricity technologies in Mercosur countries (including Chile). This network will be provided with different tools and will be trained in order to build up local technical and management capacity for developing the technology and adapting it to local conditions. The work programme of the project considers the following activities : information, technological evaluation, training and dissemination, feasibility studies and definition of demostrative installations and consolidation of the network and of the co-operation. Information will be gathered to develop data bases, thematic maps and characterization dossiers aimed at complementing regional policies, making preliminary selection of projects and be used for training and dissemination activities and for market potential evaluation. The technological evalution actions will drawn up guides containing information on the state of the art, project dossiers, list of suppliers, etc..... aimed at forming the basis for training and dissemination activities.
Training and dissemination activities will focus on training on the job of instructors and training courses and network dissemination strategies. The consolidation process will set up an organic basis for mutual collaboration activities taking advantage of the existing synergies within the network and with co-operation programmes. In this sense a specific co-operation plan for Mercosur will be drawn-up, which dedicate special attention to developing frameworks for action, giving priority to analysing new opportunities that can open up for economic development, local and regional development, job creation, innovations in artisanal working methods, agricultural activities, etc.....
The management of the project will be developed considering the complementary and the technical and geographical competence of the partnership involved, taking into account the previous experience and the already existing ties between the participant institutions and different Mercosur countries organisation.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts