At the EU-CELAC INNOV-AL Platform II, the first project working meeting was held in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Between September 16 and 20, 2019, the project team was in the cities of Florian polis, Blumenau, Jaragu do Sul and Joinville. The sessions aimed to present the European Regional Policy, including the research and innovation strategies for smart specialization. The sessions also presented success stories of the implementation of these strategies in the European regions. The participants of the session were the actors of the innovation ecosystem of Santa Catarina, from the academy to the political representatives.