Dialogo entre Centros de Investigación Europeos, Latinoamericanos y Caribeños y Tomadores/as de Decisión: Perspectivas y propuestas para renovar la Asociación Estratégica entre la Unión Europea y América Latina y el Caribe
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación, Madrid, Spain
On April 3rd 2023, Professor Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida had the honour to participate at the “Dialogue between European, Latin-American and Caribbean Research Centres and Decision Makers: ‘Perspectives and proposals for renewing the Strategic Partnership between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean'”, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in Madrid.
The event was organised by the EU-LAC Foundation (Adrian Bonilla, director y Anna Barrera) and by the Carolina Foundation (Jose Antonio Sanahuja, director) and involved representatives of European, Latin American and Caribbean research centres and public institutions. It included EU representatives, in particular Josep Borrell Fontelles (High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy), Jose Manuel Albares (Ministro de Asuntos Exteriores, Union Europea y Cooperación), Pelayo Castro (Head of Division, European External Action Service – EEAS), among others; and also LAC representatives, in particular Keisal Melissa Peters (Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade and CELAC Presidency). The event also included international institutions as observers, such as the OECD, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), among others.
The objective of this meeting is to prepare for the EU-CELAC Summit of Heads of State and Government in July/23, under the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU. EU-LAC research centres and decision-makers gathered together in Madrid to generate new impulses and stimulate joint reflections on the revitalization of the EU-CELAC bi-regional strategic partnership.
The FGV Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on EU-South America Global Governance is proud to participate in such an important initiative together with other research centres and decision-makers and to contribute with food for thought for the preparation of the next EU-CELAC Summit.
We thank the EU-LAC Foundation and Carolina Foundation for promoting such an enriching exchange of ideas and proposals and, notably, for giving research centres the space and opportunity to contribute in the political debate and to influence decision makers agendas in key-policy areas.
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