On 12 November 2019, SRAP was invited to participate at the annual meeting of Spanish speakers ambassadors in Australia, organised by the Embassy of Spain in Canberra. 12 ambassadors attended the event as well as the director of the Cervantes Institute in Sydney.
Dr Paula Llull attended the event in representation of the SRAP. She explained how the association was created and its objectives. In particular, she explained the ambassadors the activities that involved Latin American researchers such as the Research Bites in 2016, 2018 and 2019; the conference series “Research & Innovation Alliances between Australia and Ibero-America”; and the annual Research Forums.
The ambassador of Spain, Mr Manuel Cacho, addressed the importance of the contacts the association has established with the industrial sector as well as its recent incorporation to the Science Diplomacy Club in Canberra.
Some of the ambassadors asked about the association’s constitution and suggested more activities with Latin American researchers in Australian universities in order to amplify their presence in Australia.