The principal aim of the FinCEAL project is to internationalize the Finnish research and science policy community towards Africa and the LAC region through enhanced communication and by facilitating the participation of Finnish experts in important bi-regional processes. The objectives of the project are:
Through these objectives, the project brings together the researchers and the science policy experts, strengthens the Finnish research capacity, consolidates the global responsibility of the Finnish higher education institutions, and increases the bi-regional interaction in the scientific community and business sector. The project will provide Finnish HEI’s and experts with more influence on and funding possibilities for bi-regional research and education cooperation.
The project is
coordinated by the UniPID network and funded by the MInistry of Education and Culture of Finland. It is divided into the Africa and the LAC
regional components that are coordinated by project advisors. Both of the
regional components consist of the following five activities: