The European Union (EU) and Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit of Heads of State and Government will provide an opportunity to generate a high-level strategic dialogue on the challenges and opportunities of the cooperation between Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the EU around their green transition and digital transformation agendas. Accordingly, and in the framework of its mission of promoting dialogue between governmental and civil society actors of both regions, the EU-LAC Foundation organised the Just Transitions Forum.
The objective of the Just Transitions Forum was to generate a discussion space for experts, researchers and other civil society actors on the challenges and opportunities of the LAC-EU bi- regional cooperation in the areas of i) climate change adaptation and mitigation, ii) just energy transition, and iii) inclusive digital transformation. In addition, the purpose of the Forum was to generate contributions and policy recommendations from civil society to the bi-regional dialogue that will take place at the next EU-CELAC Summit of Heads of State and Government.
The Just Transitions Forum took place on 15-16 May 2023 in Barcelona, Spain. The Forum was organised with the support of the European Commission, the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), the Diputació de Barcelona, and "la Caixa" Foundation with the Club of Rome.