EU-LAC Health

Defining a Roadmap for Cooperative Health Research between the European Union (EU) and Latin America-Caribbean countries: a Policy-Oriented approach.

What is the Project about?

EU-LAC HEALTH is a new project that is aimed at defining a detailed plan – Roadmap – that can be used to guide policy makers and other stakeholders on future actions to support cooperative Health Research between the Latin American and Caribbean countries (LAC), and the European Commission and Member States (EU).

This Roadmap will be developed using a policy-oriented approach and taking into account the new political framework for EU-LAC collaboration in Science and Technology. The Roadmap will provide policy-makers and Research and Development funding bodies with new insights into how to best coordinate and fund cooperative health research between the two regions. A key aspect of the project will include linking and coordinating two important policy areas with strong involvement in health research funding. These include: science and technology policy (research) and international development cooperation.

What is happening in the Project?

The EU-LAC HEALTH project is to be implemented through 6 different thematic areas:

The coordinating action of the project will be kick-started through the State of Play Analysis (under the coordination of COHRED) – through which the existing environment will be analysed. The aim here is to obtain a realistic vision of the present political framework and current situation of EU-LAC cooperation in health research in both regions. This will provide the starting point for developing the roadmap and its future outlook.

The core of the work on the Roadmap will be included in the area on Operational Road-mapping. The main objective here is to prepare an advanced draft of the Roadmap.

Once the first draft of the Roadmap has been done, it will be important to hold a Roadmap Consultation process with all key stakeholders. This will be followed by unveiling of the final roadmap for cooperative health research between the EU and Latin America which will be made then available for Public Presentation and Final Dissemination.

The last area of engagement on the Roadmap will include Management through which the necessary management structure for a smooth and effective coordination of all partners and the fulfillment of the grant agreement with the European Commission will be provided.

What progress has been made so far?

Four partial reports will be integrated in one ‘State of play analysis’ report under the coordination of COHRED, presenting the status of research for health in Europe and the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

A full dissemination plan and products are ready for partners to use, these include a presentation template, brochure, flyer, poster, newsletter, webpage and intranet for Consortium Partners.

Also see our press releases on:

EU-LAC Health Scenario Building Workshop celebrated in Argentina

EU-LAC Health State of Play Workshop held in Rio de Janeiro…

EU-LAC Health presented at the EC health open info day


EU-LAC Health Newsletter No.1 Nov 2012 (first issue of the newsletter – includes summary on EU-LAC Health and main outcomes of the project activities).

COHRED’s Partners

Lead technical agencies
The EU-LAC HEALTH project is co-funded with the support of the European Community’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement nº 281459. European Commission, FP7 Health Programme.

The partners are shown in the table below:

Participant n°

Participant Organisation Name

Short name




Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation




Red Iberoamericana Ministerial de Aprendizaje e Investigación en Salud.  Ministry of Health


Costa Rica


Sociedad para el Fomento de la Innovación Tecnológica,




Council on Health Research for Development




Project Management Agency of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research




Oswaldo Cruz Foundation




Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología,




Agenzia per la Promozione della Ricerca



For more information

COHRED Group Contacts
Francisco Becerra on email:
See the website: