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In this Issue

1. EU-CELAC Bi-regional seminar on Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation in Smart Cities.

2.  FinCEAL Cross-cutting Issues Seminar's call for working groups and papers is open.

3.  FinCEAL Project Preparatory Funding Call is open until August 15th.
4.  FinCEAL Virtual Info Session will be held Tuesday, June 17th.
5.  FinCEAL Travel Grants have been awarded.

6. FinCEAL at International Educators' Days

7. Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL LAC themes

8.  Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Africa themes

9. Events related to both Africa and LAC


Issue 4/2014


Developing Finnish Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation between Europe, Africa and the LAC region 

UniPID – Finnish University Partnership for International Development in cooperation with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Energy Center/University of Chile and ÁgoraLab/Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil are organizing a bi-regional seminar on the topic of Science, Technology and Innovation Cooperation in Smart Cities, especially focusing on smart transport and energy solutions for urban areas. Finnish experts are now invited to join the delegation to the event!
Read more

FinCEAL Cross-cutting Issues Seminar's call for working groups and papers is open until June 19th.
Cooperation Across Borders - Comprehensive Responses to Transecting Global Challenges? The two-day seminar (November 12-13th) aims to consider how international and intersectoral partnerships, interdisciplinary approaches and cross-cutting themes have been and should be taken into account and implemented in the Finnish response to global challenges. Read more 

FinCEAL Project Preparatory Funding Call for researchers is open until August 15th. 
The purpose of the preparatory funding is to offer support to applicants based in Finnish institutions who are in the mid or late stage in the process of preparing an application for research funding from Horizon 2020, ERA-NET or the EuropeAid funding schemes.
Read more 

FinCEAL Virtual Info Session will be held on Tuesday, June  17th, at 2PM.

A Virtual FinCEAL Info Session will be held on Tuesday June 17th, 14.00 – 15.00 via Adobe Connect Pro.

This Info Session is focused on sharing practical information related to FinCEAL Project Preparatory Funding. Participants need a computer, internet connection and a headset with microphone, no program installations are required for joining the virtual meeting. Time will be reserved for answering any questions regarding FinCEAL, and especially Project Preparatory Funding call.

 Please register for the session here

Registered participants will be sent a link to access the Virtual meeting room.

FinCEAL Travel Grants  have been awarded!

The second Open Call for FinCEAL Travel Grants was published in April 2014 and closed on May 18th. In total we received 46 applications, 33 for Africa, 11 for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), one joint application for both regions and one without a regional focus. We would like to thank everyone who applied! See the results of the Call here.


FinCEAL at International Educators’ Days 

As a part of UniPID, FinCEAL took part in International Educators’ Days in Tampere, May 12th to 14th. FinCEAL hosted a round table discussion focusing on mapping the roles of administrative staff vs. researchers in international research projects. Read more

Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL LAC themes

Upcoming workshops and events:

Networking meeting for stakeholders interested in EU-LAC Health cooperation on Tuesday 10th June 2014, 15.00 – 16.30 at the Academy of Finland premises, Helsinki
FinCEAL, Biocenter Finland and the Academy of Finland are organizing a networking meeting for actors in the field of health research who are involved or interested in cooperating with Latin American and Caribbean counterparts. Registration for the meeting has closed, if interested in joining please email Kajsa Ekroos (kajsa.ekroos(at)

For more information

Development week 2014 from 30th June to 3rd July in Paris

  • VI International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean
    The International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean is a yearly high-level event that brings together policy-makers, CEOs, and experts from Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe to discuss the LAC-region’s economic performance and share solutions to its development challenges. This year the Forum will take place on 30th June in OECD Conference Centre in Paris. 
Register online latest by June 25th.
  • DEV – EU-LAC Foundation joint meeting: “New EU development cooperation strategies in Latin America & the Caribbean” will take place on 30th June in Paris.
Read the detailed Programme of the whole week: and follow the updates:

EU-CELAC Climate Change, Raw Materials and Resource Efficiency workshop will be held between 30th June - 2nd July 2014 in Cancun, Mexico. The event is organized by ENSOCIO-LA project. Read more

COP 20 Conference 
The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC will take place from 1 -12 December 2014 in Lima, Peru. More information


New book by Finnish researchers on Latin America's peoples, cultures and societies (in Finnish). Harri Kettunen & Elina Vuola (Editors) "Latinalainen Amerikka - Ihmiset, kulttuuri, yhteiskunta" More information

Events, Publications and Calls relevant to FinCEAL Africa themes

Upcoming workshops and events:
African Livestock Conference and Exhibition (ALiCE2014) will take place from June 18th to 20th 2014 at Speke Resort and Conference Center in Kampala, Uganda.
Participants from Livestock industry, commercial livestock keepers, ranchers, distributors are expected to tour the exhibition for the three days.
For more information  and register online

Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research will take place from 30th September to 3rd October in Cape Town, South Africa
The theme for this year’s symposium is the science and practice of people-centred health systems.  For more information 


Key Message for the EU-Africa Summit on Inclusive Models in Agri-Food Chains during the 5th EU-Africa Business Forum 31 March – 1 April 2014, Brussels.
Outcome documents

Report of the High Level Round Table Debate Innovation Serving Food and Nutrition Security in Europe and Africa on 1 April 2014, Brussels, EU-Africa Business Forum
This session brought together a mix of over 50 public and private sector players from Europe and Africa, with the objective of articulating a set of high-level, core messages to the EU-Africa Summit about the role of and conditions for private sector engagement in the food and nutrition security research and innovation partnership.
Outcome documents
ESASTAP Plus Short-term Exchange Programme for individuals involved in technology transfer (E+ STEP)
E+STEP aims to provide opportunities for the exchange of information and best practices in technology transfer between South Africa and Europe; to enhance and promote innovation collaboration between South Africa and Europe; and to identify and reduce barriers to innovation collaboration between South Africa and Europe. The programme will provide an opportunity for individuals working in the field of technology transfer from South Africa and individuals from Europe to visit a host institution in Europe and South Africa respectively. Deadline for submissions is 16th June 2014.
More information

External Grants
  1. Terra Viva Grants Directory
  2. Health 

Events related to both Africa and LAC

European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EU BC&E) will take place from 23rd to 26th June in Hamburg, Germany.
EU BC&E is one of the top world leading events in the Biomass sector, combining a highly respected international Conference with an Industrial Exhibition. It brings together all key specialists to make it the most important international platform for dialogue between research, industry, research and industry, and policy in the biomass sector.
For more information and online registration.

Gender Summit 4 - Europe 2014, From Ideas to Markets: Excellence in mainstreaming gender into research, innovation, and policy, 30 June - 1 July 2014, Brussels 
The 4th Gender Summit is focused on Horizon 2020. The key aim of GS4EU is to promote a standards-based and systematic operationalization of gender in research and innovation process as a core quality condition in study design, research content, and processes, in order to foster smarter, sustainable, and effective European science endeavour. 
For more information

H2020 Brokerage Event – Partnering for PHC 2015 Calls, Lyon – France July 4th, 2014
The National Contact Points for Health, Lyonbiopole, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyon, member of Enterprise Europe Network, with the support of the Rhône-Alpes Region, organize a European Brokerage Event for the H2020 “Health, demographic change and wellbeing” 2015 calls in Lyon – France on July, 4th 2014.
For more information

Knowledge for Development: Galvanizing the Opportunities of a Promising Theme for Improved Development Cooperation 8th – 10th July 2014. A process to shape the future of the development system, will take place from 8 to 10 July in Bonn, Germany.
For more information

Climate Change and Development Short Course will be organized in Norwich, UK, between 3–12 September 2014.
The purpose of this short course is to equip non-specialists with a broad understanding of what climate change may mean for low-income populations. It will examine the scope and prospects for adapting to change and contributing to emissions reduction in the context of development issues and poverty reduction.
For more information

ICT Proposers Day 9th – 10th October 2014, Florence, Italy
This event, organised by the European Commission, is specifically dedicated to networking and promoting research and innovation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies. The event will focus on networking for the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2015.
More Information


Join the FinCEAL Researcher's InfoBank! 

Are you a Finnish researcher carrying out your research on/in Africa or Latin America and the Caribbean? Register your project with the FinCEAL InfoBank!


Join the FinCEAL Linkedin group!

Get involved, discuss and receive up-to-date information on FinCEAL activities, events and open funding calls. Join our FinCEAL group on Linkedin.

For more FinCEAL information, please contact the FinCEAL Project Coordinators:

Eva Kagiri
Project Coordinator FinCEAL Africa
UniPID - University of Jyväskylä
Tel: +358 40 805 4232
Kajsa Ekroos
Project Coordinator FinCEAL
Latin America and the Caribbean

UniPID - University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 44 552 3568

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