Cooperate with Brazilian States in the Development of their Smart Specialisation Strategy

This call is for EU regions interested in the development of cooperation opportunities with the Brazilian States of Paraná, Pernambuco and Pará. You could register your expression of interest until the 15th of June 2018 (midnight).

The EU awarded regions will be visited by the 3 Brazilian counterparts on purpose to promote their best practices on innovation themes or sectors of common interest. On a later stage of the exchange of experiences two experts from each of the selected EU regions will take part in a conference in Brazil involving the three states and the Federal government. The costs of these trips will be covered by the European Commission.

INNOV-AL Platform is a EU funded project for the promotion of decentralised innovation policies and cooperation in territorial cohesion. The project is supported by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Commission (DG REGIO) . The objective is to support the dissemination of the EU regional policy experience and good practices and to develop further cooperation between national and regional authorities and specialised agencies in the three Brazilian States. Please check the call overview here ( to read more about this project and check out the short description of the three Braizlian States open for pairing and cooperation.