The RI-VIS Latin America-Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures

Latin America-Europe Symposium
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Online, 15–17 June 2021. The Latin America-Europe Symposium on Research Infrastructures is organised by RI-VIS in collaboration with the EU-LAC Resinfra project. RI-VIS is a Horizon 2020 funded project designed to increase the visibility of European research infrastructures (RIs) to new communities in Europe and beyond.

International cooperation in science and technology is an important part of addressing major global issues like climate change, infectious disease, food security, and natural disasters. Research infrastructures (RIs) are organisations that enable scientists to use specific facilities, resources, and expertise to enable and accelerate scientific achievements, overcome boundaries, train highly skilled specialists, and promote sustainable research. Fostering RI partnerships across borders has the potential to improve the efficiency and quality of research to tackle the many challenges faced by society today.

The virtual three-day symposium is bringing together delegates from Latin American and European research infrastructures (RIs), science policy organisations and research institutions to discuss opportunities and challenges for RI cooperation between Latin America and Europe.

The hope of the Latin America-Europe Symposium is to raise awareness of individual RIs, to identify measures to mitigate current challenges of bi-regional cooperation between RIs, to initiate new and strengthening existing collaborations, and to initiate networks in a sustainable way so that all stakeholders benefit.

All researchers who have an interest in learning more about research infrastructures and the research opportunities they offer to scientists are invited to take part. Click here for the programme.