Latest news

Latest news about the project and its participants

IDB launches 2020 call for regional projects in Latin America and the Caribbean


The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has launched the 2020 Call for proposals under the Initiative for the Promotion of Regional Public Goods (BPR) in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The BPR Initiative provides non-reimbursable financing for solutions to shared development challenges through regional cooperation. The proposals must involve a collective solution produced by a minimum of three IDB-member countries and the deadline for applications is April 15, 2020.

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Mercosur has much to learn from the European model


Mercosur signed a strategic partnership agreement with the European Union, which opens up tremendous opportunities to collaborate in areas such as economic development, strengthening democracy and improving the living conditions of the population. The European experience of territorial development can be an interesting reference for the four countries conforming Mercosur.

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Latest events

Latest events about the project and its participants

Seminar on decentralized innovation policies in Aguascalientes (Mexico)

5 Febrero 2020

On February 5, a Seminar on Decentralized Innovation Policies was held in Aguascalientes (Mexico) within the framework of the EU-CELAC INNOV-AL Platform II project. The event was attended by the Secretary of Economic Development of Aguascalientes Manuel Alejandro González, and with the presence of numerous representatives of agents of the triple helix of the State.

INNOV-AL Platform at the European Week of Regions and Cities

October 8 2019

On October 8 the conclusions of the first part of the EU-CELAC INNOV-AL Platform project were presented at the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels. During the session dedicated to EU-Latin America cooperation on regional innovation policies INFYDE, through its President Jaime del Castillo, presented a brief summary of the progress made in promoting decentralised innovation policies in the participating CELAC countries (Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru) during the first part of the project, as well as the main conclusions obtained to date in that process.


Support the dissemination and learning of the experience and good practices of European regional policy and achieve greater cooperation between national and regional authorities in the participating countries.



Facilitate the sharing of information and lessons learned to contribute to the definition, implementation and management of innovation policies and smart specialization in Latin America.


Encourage collaboration between national and regional authorities of 4 countries in Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Peru) and their counterparts in the EU.


Analyze and evaluate the innovation and decentralization framework, as well as reach practical recommendations oriented to the participating countries.


Establishment of a platform for the transfer of knowledge and collaboration among the countries and regions of Latin America that allows shared learning and supposes a point of reference in the definition and implementation of decentralized intelligent innovation and specialization policies.


The EU-CELAC INNOV-AL PLATFORM project has established participants in both Latin America and the European Union. This platform is one of the means of communication and cooperation between participating countries, regions and entities.