Pilot Coordination Actions
Along with the implementation of joint calls, a second type of joint activity was launched within the framework of the ERANet-LAC project: the Pilot Coordination Actions (PCA).
6 Pilot Coordination Actions were selected for funding and were launched in March 2015 (funding duration: 18 months):
For further information on the selected projects please click here.
ERANet-LAC promotes mutual opening and coordination of existing programmes and infrastructures. The project has identified “pilot action groups”. These are groups of institutions which are willing to open their initiatives to EU and LAC participation and/or to build clusters.
The PCA open and coordinate existing research and innovation programmes in order to support the establishment of common objectives and the coordination of strategic agendas. With a bottom-up approach, the thematic priorities are defined by the interested research and innovation actors.
Thus, these actions contribute to developing sustainable cooperation between EU and CELAC research and innovation actors.
3 types of Pilot Coordination Actions
- Clustering bilateral/multilateral funding and/or research programmes
- Promoting opening of infrastructures
- Promoting opening and coordination of innovation programmes
Support given and expected results
Technical and financial support is offered for the organization of working meetings aimed at defining common research agendas or a roadmap for mutual opening of programmes.
A total of 6 Pilot Coordination Actions are funded.
The expected result will be achieved by building a feasibility plan which will consist in the signature of agreements establishing a long-term cooperation framework. A roadmap with a financial strategy will support the implementation of the agreement.
- June 2014 Official launch
- Sept. 2014 Deadline for submission
- Nov. 2014 Evaluation
- 2015 Launch of activities
For further details please the Pilot Coordination Actions helpdesk supported by IRD (Institute of Research for Development, France) and CONICYT (National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, Chile).