COLLAB distinguished with the APDC / Siemens Innovation Award

Agreement between EU and Latin America allows connecting G√ČANT and CLARA networks

COLLAB distinguished with the APDC / Siemens Innovation Award

An agreement signed between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean provides that the European G√ČANT network will have a direct connection with the CLARA research and education network, which supports scientific activities in Latin American countries.

Simultaneously with the signing of the agreement that took place in the framework of the III LAC-EU Ministerial Forum on the Information Society in Rio de Janeiro, the political leaders of the two regions ¬ęstarted a dialogue on policies and regulatory issues related to the Information Society¬Ľ , explains a statement detailing that the purpose of these conversations is to promote social cohesion and digital inclusion.

The meeting had as its central topic of discussion ¬ęAn Alliance for Social Cohesion through Digital Inclusion¬Ľ and discussed issues such as software free, system interoperability, Internet management, security and adequate financing mechanisms and support for the development of the Information Society. Portugal was represented by Diogo Vasconcelos, manager of UMIC.

As a result, the participating countries signed a declaration ¬ęthat reflects the views on digital inclusion shared by the two regions¬Ľ, highlights the communiqu√©, adding that the foundations for a work program between regions for the development of the Information Society were laid which provides for technology transfer and cooperation in specific areas.

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