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5th EULAC-FOCUS event in Vienna, Austria

Dates: 05/06/2018 09:00 - 07/06/2018 18:00

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5th EULAC-Focus project event in Vienna, Austria

5th to 7th June 2018

The EULAC-Focus Project and the Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI) are pleased to invite you to the 5th EULAC Focus meeting that will take place in Vienna, from 5th to 7th June 2018.

For the Fifth meeting of all EULAC Focus participants, the following schedule is proposed:

  • Monday 4th June: informal meetings
  • Tuesday 5th June: 8.30 - 18,30 Scenario workshop day 1
  • Wednesday 6th June: 8.30 - 20.00 Scenario workshop day 2 + TB meeting + Public event
  • Thursday 7th June: 8.30 - 18.00 Project consortium meeting

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XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association

Dates: 23/05/2018 - 26/05/2018

Description:

he EULAC-FOCUS project will be present at the XXXVI International Congress of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) in Barcelona, Soan from 23rd to 26th May 2018, not only with presentations from members of the team about the work carried out in the project but also in the Exhibit.

The overarching theme of the Barcelona LASA Congress will be “Latin American Studies in a Globalized World”, where both how people in other regions study and perceive Latin America and how Latin American studies contributes to the understanding of comparable processes and issues around the globe will be examined. A searchable programme can be found on page https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/lasa/lasa18/.

You can also come and discuss the project with us at the EULAC-FOCUS stand in the exhibitors hall on stand R07 (https://www.eventscribe.com/2018/LASA/exhibitors/). 

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Seminario internacional "Desarrollo humano, interculturalidad y políticas sociales: experiencias y perspectivas desde América Latina y Europa" Auditorio Dammert, 18 de abril de 2018

Dates: 18/04/2018 16:00 -5h - 18/04/2018 21:00 -5h

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El proyecto EULAC FOCUS genera aprendizajes para consolidar los mecanismos de colaboración entre América Latina y la Unión Europea. Así, en colaboración con el IDHAL-PUCP, el Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas, Económicas, Políticas y Antropológicas (CISEPA PUCP) y el Programa de Posgrado en Desarrollo Sostenible y Desigualdades Sociales en la Región Andina (trAndeS), realizaremos este Seminario para promover un espacio de diálogo acerca de la complementariedad entre los enfoques de desarrollo humano e interculturalidad a la luz de la reflexión acerca del diseño e implementación de políticas sociales en América Latina y Europa. 

Programa del evento

16:00 - 16:15 Bienvenida
A cargo de Silvana Vargas W. (IDHAL PUCP) y Carmen Ilizarbe (CISEPA PUCP)

16:15 - 17:00 Conferencia
“Desarrollo humano y diversidad: desafíos del tiempo presente”

Expositora: Isabel Yépez, Universidad Católica de Lovaina
Comentarios: Fidel Tubino, IDHAL PUCP

17:00 - 18:15 Sesión temática 1: “Desarrollo humano e interculturalidad” 

- “Desarrollo humano e interculturalidad en América Latina y el Perú”
Expositor: Juan Ansion, IDHAL PUCP y EULAC Focus

- “Dimensiones sociales, culturales y científicas de las relaciones entre Europa y América Latina”

Expositora: Bárbara Göbel, Universidad Libre de Berlín y EULAC Focus

Comentarios: Narda Henríquez, trANDES 

18:15 - 18:30 Café

18:30 - 19:45 Sesión temática 2: “Interculturalidad y políticas públicas” 

- “Interculturalidad y políticas educativas”

Expositor: Luis Enrique López, FUNPROEIB Andes

- "Interculturalidad y políticas orientadas a la superación de la pobreza"

Expositora: Norma Correa, IDHAL-PUCP

Comentarios: Elena Burga

19: 45 - 20:30 Panel: “Desarrollo humano, interculturalidad y políticas públicas - interacciones, tensiones y oportunidades” 
A cargo de Isabel Yépez, Bárbara Göbel, Luis Enrique López y Norma Correa

20:30 - 20:45 Balance y perspectivas desde una experiencia personal
A cargo de: Tania Pariona Tarqui, Congresista de la República 

20:45 - 21:00 Clausura y brindis

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“HOT TOPIC” WEB CONFERENCE: TOWARDS AN OPEN SCIENCE AND OPEN ACCESS SCIENTIFIC EULAC RELATIONS 18th of April 2018- 10-12 Quito Time

Dates: 18/04/2018 10:00 -5h - 18/04/2018 12:00 -5h

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Introduction

Access to academic production becomes an essential element for social development since it allows knowing research and technologies, to develop new studies based on existing knowledge and to act on social reality consistently. Tedesco (2000) points out those digital technologies make possible to democratize the production of knowledge as favors the dissemination of knowledge beyond political, social and economic boundaries.

In this respect, Open Sciences (OS) and Open Access (OA) initiatives represent key elements for both significant producing changes in scholarly communication and reducing the problems of developing countries. The OS refers to the availability and use of scientific data, methodologies and research results that allows increasing the transparency, openness and reproducibility of science. The OA refers to the free availability and use of scientific production is erasing the economic barriers to access to information, allowing people to access the costs of reading, downloading, distributing and using the materials (Budapest 2002. Bethesd 2003 and Berlin 2003). The OA attenuates the economic and infrastructure limitations and allows researchers to participate in networks of knowledge and increase the impact of LAC countries in the global agenda. In the same way, the OA, promotes the
demarcation of the academic production, because it allows the diversification of the nodes of scientific production and the academic communications (Peter Suber, 2015).

Both OS and OA are valuable tools to share, collaborate and create knowledge. They are key elements in understanding the distribution and production of scientific knowledge in a collaborative and coordinated way between academics and institutions (Melero R and Hernández San Miguel, J, 2014, Arza, Fressoli, Sebastian, 2017; Lain, 2017).

Departure point

During this year we carried out the analysis of the interviews to scientists of Latin American and European institutions in the framework of the WP4 "Scientific Dimensions of UE-CELAC relations", we have focused on analyzing the arguments of scientists about the use of open science tools in the practice of knowledge production and dissemination. In this framework, we found a disparity of cases that could defend or question the use of open access and open science. The key arguments are: 

  • The potential of open access to democratize knowledge by allowing free access to it. Researchers that had had previous situations of difficulties in accessing scientific information (due to lack of infrastructure and economic resources) defend that it is necessary to promote the publication in open access journals.
  • The potentialities of the free dissemination of knowledge to establish a dialogue among professionals which allows promoting the continuous improvement of the scientific production and the transparency of the scientific production.
  • The limits of open access journals in producing equity in scientific production and dissemination by the payment of fees to the research group that presents their study. This would reopen the gap between those who have resources and those who do not, limiting the publication capacity and the scientific competence.
  • The relative impact to OA publications in some scientific areas (such as mathematics and biology). Interviewers argue that open access publications tend to have lower impact levels than paid publications with publishers of a scientific career.

GOAL:

To discuss the potentialities and limitations of Open Access and Open Science in scientific production as a strategy to achieve the development of equitable, cooperative knowledge and quality. Thus, the purpose of the activity is to open a debate on different positions on Open Science (OS) and Open Access (OA) in order to identify their potentialities, their the barriers in scientific practices and, in particular, to build possible joint solutions to promote the OS and OA as a tool that supports the democratization of access and production of knowledge.

Key questions:

Define the actual situation in EULAC countries:

  • What are the Latin America and Europe strategies to promote OA and OS?
  • Who promote OA and OS in Latin America and Europe?
  • Are any difference between the Latin America and Europe strategies?
  • What are the best practices to promote the OA and OS?

What are the potentialities about the use of OA and OS in the context of collaborative knowledge production between EULAC countries?

  • Why is important to promote OA and OS?
  • How could OA and OS dim the gap between low income and middle/high income countries in the knowledge production?
  • Experiences of successful knowledge production between Latin-American countries and Europe. What is the role of OA and OS in those experiences?

Challenges of OA and OS

  • What are the limits of OA and OS in promoting equal access and knowledge production?
  • How to develop OA and OS policies that take in to account the economic and social inequalities among countries and institutions?
  • What is the relationship between Open Access and Open Science and the quality of the research production? How to guarantee the quality of Open Science and Open Access sources?

Speakers

  • Ernest Abadal: “Policies to promote open access: differences between Europe and Latin America"
  • Ricardo Hartley: “Beyond the structure: education as a pillar of open science”
  • Ignasi Labastida: "Preparing Research Institutions to Adopt Open Science Practices and Principles"
  • TBC: “Policies and strategies to spread Open Access in Latin America. The case of Argentina”

Moderators:

Simone Belli / Valeria Santorno Lamelas

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EULAC FOCUS PROJECT - Brazil in the context of EU – CELAC relations

Dates: 23/11/2017 14:00 -5 - 23/11/2017 16:30 -5

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Objectives:

✓     Present and disseminate to the Brazilian academic community the EULAC FOCUS Project and its current results

✓     Analyse Brazil’s position in terms of institutionalised relationship in the political and legal context between EU and CELAC (and its LAC precursors).  

✓     Present the Brazilian vision and participation in the cultural, scientific and social relations and in the economic partnership developed between EU and LAC in the last decades. 

✓     Present researches developed inside the EU-LAC cooperation, with Brazilian participation, and its results.

✓      Present the cooperation between the two regions in Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, with Brazilian participation.

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4th EULAC-FOCUS event in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dates: 07/11/2017 - 10/11/2017

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The EULAC-Focus Project and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT) together with the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) are pleased to invite you to the 4th EULAC Focus meeting that will take place in Buenos Aires, from 7th to 10th November 2017.

For the Fourth meeting of all EULAC Focus participants, the following schedule is proposed:

  • Tuesday 7th Nvember: 9.00 - 18,30 WP3 event
  • Wednesday 8th November: 9.00 - 18.00 Workshop day 1 + dinner offered by MINCYT
  • Thursday 9th November: 9.00 - 18.00 Workshop day 2 + Public event
  • Friday 10th November: 9.00 - 17.15: Project concortium meeting

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EULAC Academic & Knowledge Summit

Dates: 05/10/2017 - 06/10/2017

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The Academic and Knowledge Summit is presented as the platform to advance in: the construction of the Euro-Latin American and Caribbean Common Space of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation EU-CELAC; deepening the dialogue with the university and scientific world; and the integration and incorporation of other actors and initiatives in the technological field, innovation and entrepreneurship.

For more information and to download the programme and agenda visit: http://www.cumbreacademica-conocimiento.sv/ 
(please note that the link only works in Google Chrome)

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¿Cuál es el papel de la cultura en las relaciones entre la Unión Europea, América Latina y el Caribe?

Dates: 12/07/2017 19:00 - 12/07/2017 20:00

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Los vínculos entre Europa y América Latina y el Caribe han sido marcados por la gran diversidad cultural, étnica y lingüística entre ambas regiones y sus historias entrelazadas. Con motivo del reciente 10° aniversario de la firma de la Carta Cultural Iberoamericana de Montevideo queremos discutir sobre los potenciales y los desafíos de la dimensión cultural en las relaciones entre la Unión Europea, América Latina y el Caribe. Partimos de un abordaje transversal de la dimensión cultural que permite vincularla con otros temas de la agenda birregional como la migración o los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible de las Naciones Unidas. Se darán a conocer experiencias y buenas prácticas en el ámbito de la cooperación cultural, para poder reforzar así posibles futuras sinergias. El evento permitirá también conocer mejor los aportes de las instituciones presentes para destacar el valor estratégico de la dimensión cultural en las relaciones internacionales.
Participantes:

  • Paola Amadei, Directora Ejecutiva de la Fundación EU-LAC (Hamburgo)
  • Ronald Grätz, Director del Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Stuttgart)
  • Nuria Sanz, Directora y Representante en México de la UNESCO (Ciudad de México)
  • Paulo Speller, Secretario General de la OEI (Madrid)
  • Moderación: Barbara Göbel, Directora Ibero- Amerikanisches Institut (Berlín)

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3rd EULAC-FOCUS event in Quito, Ecuador

Dates: 29/03/2017 - 01/04/2017

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The EULAC-Focus Project and the Secretariat for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation together with the Yachay University for Experimental Technology and Research (Yachay Tech) are pleased to invite you to the 3rd EULAC Focus meeting that will take place in Quito, from 29th to 1st April 2017.

For the Third meeting of all EULAC Focus participants, the following schedule is proposed:

  • March, 29 – Wednesday: 9.00 - 17.15 Workshop day 1 + from 17:30 Public event
  • March, 30 – Thursday: 9.00 - 18.00 Workshop day 2
  • March, 31 – Friday: 9.00 - 18.00 Workshop day 3
  • April, 1 - Saturday: Optional Tour of Yachay Tech (with overnight stay Friday night)

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¿Rebasar la brecha científica? La circulación de conocimiento como alternativa a la dependencia

Dates: 20/02/2017 19:00 - 20/02/2017 20:00

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Dr. Rigas Arvanitis: ¿Rebasar la brecha científica? La circulación de conocimiento como alternativa a la dependencia

Venue: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Berlin

Description: In his lecture, Dr. Rigas Arvanitis, Director, Institut Francilien Recherche Innovation Societé IFRIS, Paris, analysed the scientific exchange between Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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"Europa – América Latina y el Caribe: ¿Asociación estratégica o distanciamiento paulatino?"

Dates: 28/11/2016 18:00 - 28/11/2016 20:00

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Leonel Fernández Reyna, Ph.D. : "Europa – América Latina y el Caribe: ¿Asociación estratégica o distanciamiento paulatino?"

Venue: Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, Berlin

Description: In his lecture, Dr. Leonel Fernández Reyna, former President of the Dominican Republic and currently President of  the EU-LAC Foundation, Hamburg, analysed the current situation and the perspectives of bi-regional relations between Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

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2nd EULAC-FOCUS event in Berlin, Germany

Dates: 28/08/2016 - 31/08/2016

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On behalf of the Ibero-American Institute (Ibero-Amerikanisches Institut, IAI) and DLR Project Management Agency, we kindly invite all EULAC-FOCUS consortium members to the 2nd EULAC Focus meeting that will take place in Berlin, from 28th to 31st August 2016.

For the second meeting of all EULAC Focus participants, the following schedule is proposed:

  • August 28 – Sunday: 18.00 - 19.30  Meeting of the Project Management Team (WP co-leaders)
  • August, 29 – Monday: 9.00 - 17.45 Workshop day 1 + from 19:00 Public event
  • August, 30 – Tuesday: 9.00 - 18.00 Workshop day 2
  • August, 31 – Wednesday: 9.00 - 14.00 Workshop day 3

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1st EULAC-FOCUS event in Madrid, Spain

Dates: 04/04/2016 - 05/04/2016

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The objectives of the kick off meeting can be summarised in the following overall goals:

  • Ensure a general understanding of the overall project goals as well as the specific work package objectives, activities and interconnections.
  • Obtain a clear overview and understanding of the specific activities and actions to be implemented by each and all partners.
  • Enhance knowledge of the EC H2020 administrative process, including project reporting, financial statements etc.
  • Obtain a joint understanding of working and communication procedures for the project, including use of web based tools.
  • Networking among project participants to enhance communication among research teams.

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