Tropicsafe, at the 3rd “Latin American and Caribbean Days”

Latin American and Caribbean Days 2021

Last April, the project Tropicsafe had the opportunity to be presented, in online format, at the 3rd “Latin American and Caribbean Days” (LAC Days), an international conference held every year in Slovenia within the Bled Strategic Forum and organized by the Ministry of Foreign affairs, and which this year lasted lasted from Monday 19 to Friday 23. This conference brings the opportunity to businesses, institutions, public entities and the representatives of the regions to exchange knowledge and concerns regarding cooperation between these two regions.

The project Tropicsafe was addressed on Friday within the presentation of “Horizon Europe: An opportunity for a strengthened cooperation between the EU and LAC”. This session was presented by Darija Valančič and Petra Žagar Ministry of Education, Science and Sport, Science Directorate and Dr. Thomas Ammerl, Head of Unit Environment, Energy & Bioeconomy, Bavarian Research Alliance, (BayFOR) Munich, Germany. The project was presented by Marina Dermastia, from the National Institute of Biology, in order to analyse cooperation challenges regarding environmental and science concerns between the European Union and the Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Thanks to projects as Tropicsafe, cooperation between Europe and Latin American and Caribbean countries is closer and more efficient, opening new communication channels to address specific issues and facilitate cooperation. Tropicsafe is a great example of this phenomena, since it brings closer these two regions addressing a very specific and common objective: to find solutions for “insect-borne prokaryote associated diseases in tropical and subtropical perennial crops”.