Finnish delegation took active part in EU CELAC ICT workshop held in Santiago de Chile, March 2014

April 11, 2014

FinCEAL supported the participation of seven Finnish ICT experts in ALCUE NET Thematic Workshop on Information and Communication Technologies held in Santiago de Chile on March 19 – 20, 2014.

A delegation of seven Finnish experts participated in ALCUE NET Thematic Workshop on Information and Communication Technologies held in Santiago de Chile on March 19 – 20, 2014.

Apart from information dissemination and networking, the main objective of the workshop was to analyze thematic priorities for EU-CELAC cooperation on ICT for Societal Challenges, especially in the fields of eHealth, Smart Cities and eInclusion. Experts from several Latin American, Caribbean and European countries worked together to elaborate thematic recommendations for the EU – CELAC Senior Officials Meeting that provides the framework for the bi-regional science, technology and innovation policy dialogue. The recommendations also influence future funding priorities in the field through the ERA-Net LAC project.

The participants from Finland found the event especially useful for network creation with their Latin American counterparts, and new links were also established between the participants’ home institutions VTT, University of Eastern Finland, University of Oulu and University of Helsinki. The participation of the experts was supported by FinCEAL Travel Grants.