In its « Roadmap for EU - CELAC S&T cooperation », the European Commission listed calls and topics explicitly encouraging cooperation with CELAC in the latest Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-20.
It includes a flagship initiative with the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) on cancer research that is open from 7 November 2017 to 18 April 2018.
Novelty of the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, the Flagship initiatives aim at maximising international cooperation for mutual benefit as well as tapping into global talent, innovation networks and value chains. Numbering around 30 in total, they will work with a budget of over €1 billion.
More about H2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 launched in October 2017: http://bit.ly/H2020_WP20182020
Short- and long-term mobility of researchers both ways is an important driver of the EU-Celac research and innovation cooperation.
Individual researchers from Latin American and Caribbean States can take part in mobility programmes under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions scheme (MSCA). CELAC researchers may also apply for the European Research Council (ERC) grants, which are for the most ambitious and highest quality researchers.