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Forum of Journalists: Why should Latin America and the Caribbean be of relevance to the European Union and vice versa? Building a bi-regional narrative: beyond topics

Tuesday January 21, 2020 to Wednesday January 22, 2020
San José, Costa Rica

This Forum aims to provide a deeper understanding of narratives rooted in media and public discourse, as well as the identification of spaces for knowledge transfer and learning within and between the regions of the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean. The Forum will take the form of a two-day debate session in which journalists, media experts and academics from countries in both regions will participate.


The main objectives of the Forum are:

  • To provide an informal platform for debate among journalists, academics, organisations and experts on EU-LAC relations;
  • To contribute to fostering trust and mutual understanding between journalists and media experts working on bi-regional relations, or the reality of the other region, nurturing their exchanges with new perspectives;
  • Address the content of the bi-regional relationship from a media perspective;
  • Take stock of existing bi-regional initiatives and how they are perceived by media in each region, and;
  • Identify which cooperation activities between EU-LAC media professionals could be developed or reinforced within the framework of the bi-regional partnership.

Date:  21 & 22 January 2020

Place: Escuela de Ciencias de la Comunicación Colectiva, University of Costa Rica - San José, Costa Rica