EU granted the mobility project PAPILA under the MSCA action for research and innovation staff exchange (GA 777544). The project is strictly about mobility and staff exchange (secondments) within the consortium. PAPILA has 9 European partners and 9 associated partners from South America and Caribbean countries, the project was launched on 01.01.2018 and lasts four years till 31.12.2021 (extended until 31.10.2023).
The overall objective of the PAPILA project (Prediction of Air Pollution in Latin America and the Caribbean) is to establish a sustained network of partners with complementary expertise that develops and implements an analysis and forecast system for air quality with downscaling capability for Latin America and the Caribbean region (LAC region), and to assess the impact of air pollution (background and peaks) on health and on the economy. This system will help decision-makers improve air quality and public health, and avoid the occurrence of acute air pollution episodes, particularly in urban areas.