Delegation of the European Union to Panama

Galileo Information Centre for Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean

10/07/2019 - 16:51
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The European Commission is launching a call for proposals to establish a Galileo Information Centre in Mexico to cover a region comprising of Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Panama, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela).

This Information Centre on European Navigation Satellite Programs (EGNSS) will pursue a variety of activities in Mexico and in the region.  

The objectives of the Information Centre are to:

  • ensure the visibility of European satellite navigation activities in Mexico and in the region
  • analyse satellite navigation initiatives in Mexico and in the region
  • ensure support to actual and potential users in Mexico and in the region on activities including the development of new GNSS-based applications, products and services by enabling industrial and research cooperation between Latin American and European actors

The location of the Centre must be in a place that can ensure optimal contact with the target audience, namely institutional partners, the satellite navigation downstream industry, application developers and users.

Applicants must propose a work programme with a balanced set of activities covering:

  1. Identification of relevant markets and stakeholders
  2. Promotion and awareness raising of European GNSS programmes
  3. Facilitation of the development of GNSS-related applications
  4. Education and training on GNSS-related issues
  5. Facilitation of joint industrial collaborations between Latin American and European partners

The maximum EU contribution for this call is €480,000.

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