EURADA is proud to invite all European Union regions interested in close partnerships and intercontinental exchanges with Latin American regions to the programme “INTERNATIONAL URBAN COOPERATION”.

IUC-LA is a region-to-region collaboration that aims to enhance innovation, competitiveness and new opportunities for citizens. The programme’s objective is to increase connections between European Union territories and their counterparts in Latin America, by creating joint projects and having the opportunity to enter a new market that can prove to be very advantageous for European Union stakeholders.

For now we have already closed seven pairings among: Cantabria (Spain)/Chihuahua (Mexico), Lazio (Italy)/Bogotá-Cundinamarca (Colombia), Bielsko-Biala (Poland)/CIOESTE (Brazil), Friuli Venezia Giulia (Italy)/Córdoba (Argentina), Valencia (Spain)/Paraná (Brazil), Aburrá Valley (Colombia)/North-East region in Romania, and RAPE (Colombia)/Skane (Sweden).

There are still 7 profiles of regions in Latin America to be launched in 2018: 2 in Brazil, 3 in Chile, and 3 in Mexico.

The following regions are ready for pairing: Salta (Argentina), Tierra de Fuego (Argentina), and Puebla (Mexico), Arequipa (Peru), Piura (Peru), and San Martín (Peru).

EU regions will be welcome to apply for a pairing action with any of those when the call opens.

The EU awarded regions will be visited by the Latin American counterpart on purpose to develop a joint cooperation agenda on innovation themes or sectors of common interest. At the same time, there will be European Union delegations that will visit their Latin American regions counterpart in order to achieve at cooperation agreements or pilot projects for new joint businesses.

The costs of these trips will be covered by the European Commission and a reliable pool of experts will support the regions involved.

Register to be notified of future calls →

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