The EU-LAC Foundation, the Uruguayan International Cooperation Agency (AUCI) and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) were pleased to organise the Knowledge Forum on 24-25 April, 2023 in Montevideo, Uruguay, in a hybrid format.
On 27 October 2022, during the CELAC-EU Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Buenos Aires, the authorities of the countries of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Member States of the European Union (EU) expressed their commitment to organise a Summit of Heads of State and Government of both regions to be held in July 2023. Regarding this Summit, the EU-LAC Foundation, whose mandate is to connect the intergovernmental process with the civil societies of both regions, plans to contribute with substantial inputs to this dialogue at the highest bi-regional level.
In this context, we organised the Knowledge Forum to facilitate exchange and joint work between LAC and EU representatives of civil society networks and organisations, academic experts and international organisations specialised in the subject. The objective was to generate inputs for the adoption of common lines of programmes and public policies, as well as initiatives of civil society actors that help to articulate and strengthen the links between the societies of both regions in the field of access to knowledge, higher education, and science, technology, and innovation.