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The connectivity of the terrestrial section of the BELLA Programme (Building the Europe Link to Latin America) between Porto Alegre (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Santiago (Chile), was officially inaugurated this Wednesday, January 26, in an event held virtually with the participation of authorities from the European Union (EU), governments of the participating countries and of the national research and education networks (NRENs) in Latin America.

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The Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama, Ana Luisa Castro, the Head of Unit of DG INTPA (International Partnerships) of the European Union (EU), Felice Zaccheo, and the Executive Director of RedCLARA, Luis Eliécer Cadenas,  met on January 24 in Panama City to discuss about the possible connection of Panama to the Latin-American academic network, and of the possibilities that a new  phase of BELLA focused on Central America and the Caribbean will open to scientific and academic collaboration within the region and with Europe.

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The official inauguration of the connectivity of the terrestrial section between Brazil, Argentina and Chile of the BELLA Programme (Building the Europe Link of Latin America) is a milestone for the development of science, education, technology and innovation of our continent and its relationship with Europe.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

BELLA receives funding from the European Union through the Horizon 2020 program under grant agreement number 731505 - DG CNECT (BELLA-S1); DG INTPA, under number LA / 2016 / 376-534 (BELLA-T), and DG DEFIS.

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