Project funded under FP7
Contract number: 217190
Instrument: CSA (Support)
The creation of a EU-LAC Knowledge Area, which according to the Guadalajara Declaration (2004) "should be built on the results of the successful science and technology bi-regional dialogue and include reinforcement of cooperation in science and technology, higher education, innovation and information and communication technologies", is an important pillar for the strategy to deepen the S&T policy dialogue between the European Union and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, the recent elaboration of two large regional agendas - the regional action plan eLAC2007, which is based on a dialogue and cooperation among all LAC countries involving various regional organisations and networks, as well as the agenda i2010 by the countries of the European Union - has opened the debate on the alignment of policies and underlines the need for regional cooperation in view of the challenges the EU and LAC are facing due to the emerging Information and Knowledge Society.
EULAKS supports knowledge-sharing activities that promote a shared understanding of the dynamics of the emerging Information and Knowledge Society in both regions. Furthermore, EULAKS is committed to making the EU-LAC Knowlegde Area a reality through the support for networks and partnerships between SSH research communities with a focus on science, technology and innovation (STI) policies.