ELCIRA is a project funded by the 7th EU R&D Framework Programme whereby the national academic and research networks of various European countries (including the Spanish RedIRIS) collaborate with national Latin American academic networks to jointly deploy some of the services for academic networks developed within the GÉANT project, such as the digital identity federation eduGAIN, the mobility service for access to WiFi networks eduroam, and the videoconference support service eduCONF. The joint deployment of these services will encourage collaboration between researchers on both continents.