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SUPPORT ACTION for a European and Latin American Strategic cooperation on Networked Media RandD (SALA+)
Start date: 01 Mar 2008, End date: 28 Feb 2010 PROJECT  FINISHED 

SALA+ is a Support Action (SA) intended to foster International Cooperation in the area of Networked Electronic Media (NEM) between Europe and Latin America. The global aim of the project is to prepare for future concrete partnerships between Europe and Latin American countries.SALA+ will provide support to the implementation of the FP7 ICT Work Programme. In this context, the SALA+ project will encourage entities from Europe and Latin America to cooperate in the Networked Media field through collaborative R&D projects.SALA+ will identify specific areas for Scientific & Technological cooperation within the Networked Electronic Media field. One of the most relevant expected results from SALA+ will be the establishment of robust relationships between European and Latin American entities (industrial sector, universities, technological centres, associations, etc.) aiming to foster the launch of collaborative R&D projects in the context of the forthcoming FP7 ICT Work Programme 2009-2010 and beyond. In addition, the SALA+ project will:1. Identify the Latin American R&D programmes and agencies responsible for research activities in the Networked Media sector and propose new R&D themes suitable for enhanced scientific cooperation between EU and Latin America. 2. Produce one specific Strategic Research Agenda (SRA) per country for the following countries: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Uruguay. 3. Produce one harmonized EU-Latin America SRA, in alignment with the NEM Technology Platform SRA and other European national R&D programmes in terms of priorities, objectives, expected output, impact, etc. This harmonization is intended to facilitate future cooperation between European and Latin American partners.4. Organisation of conferences, workshops and FP7 ICT Info Days in order to increase awareness of the opportunities that are available for Latin American organisations through the EU FP7 ICT Programme and other European R&D programmes.
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