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.

Pilot Coordination Actions - Call

Pilot Coordination Actions - Application Form

Pilot Coordination Actions - Q&As




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

  1. Clustering bilateral/multilateral funding and/or research programmes
  2. Promoting opening of infrastructures
  3. 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).

For further information on the selected projects please click here

ERANET-LAC has received funding from the European Unions Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 609484