The EUBrasil Association reached an agreement in July with B.BICE+, the international cooperation project of the European Commission that aims to support dialogues in science, technology and innovation between Brazil and the European Union. The two institutions believe they can work together in cooperative action to build a better Brazil-EU relationship.
The partnership with B.BICE+ will allow EUBrasil to include scientific and technological matters within the activities that it carries out. EUBrasil shall accompany the European Commission’s public calls in the fields of research and technology during Horizon 2020, the EU’s funding program for innovation during the period 2014-2020, with a view to the possible development of joint projects with research institutes.
In the initial phase, the partnership seeks to achieve mutual cooperation in the areas of communication and event organisation. The partnership’s first enterprise will be the “Information Day”, the meeting scheduled to take places in Brussels in November of this year. The meeting’s objective is to disseminate the services and activities offered by B.BICE+, to promote opportunities for the Brazil-EU partnership in relation to Horizon 2020 and encourage programs led by Brazil and the member states of the EU.
“B.BICE+ and EUBrasil have a lot in common and this partnership will add value to the development of activities in both, further reinforcing the importance of bilateral relations between Brazil and the European Union”, claimed Luigi Gambardella, president of EUBrasil.
B.BICE+ is an International Cooperation (INCO) project funded by the European Commission that aims to boost cooperation in the areas of science, technology and innovation between Europe and Brazil. The project is coordinated by the Institute of Research for Development (IRD-France) and relies on the participation of Brazilian and European institutions: University of Brasilia (UnB-Brazil), National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq-Brazil), Brazilian Association of Science Parks and Business Incubators (Anprotec-Brazil), Project Management Agency in the German Aerospace Center (Pt-Dlr-Germany) and Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas/ Help-Forward (Forth-Greece).