Based on the need felt by both institutions to engage in the joint search for sustainable and transformative ways out of the crisis in its different dimensions, the EU-LAC Foundation and the Latin American Studies Programme of the University of Hamburg have developed, throughout 2021, a series of virtual Keynote Lectures under the title “The COVID-19 Crisis and Pathways to Sustainable Recovery in the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean”.
With this series of lectures, the EU-LAC Foundation and the Latin American Studies Programme of the University of Hamburg want to contribute to the generation of knowledge and the exchange between scientists, civil society actors, public officials and decision-makers on concepts, best practices and public policies that have been developed in Latin American, Caribbean and European countries to promote a “better” and sustainable recovery of the sectors and areas that have been particularly affected by the pandemic.
The Keynote Lecture series will consist of 6 virtual sessions, and each Keynote Lecture will focus on a particular area, such as, for example, public health systems, educational institutions, the economic sector, gender relations, urban development, environmental protection, or groups in situations of particular vulnerability and social minorities. This fourth session will focus on "Sustainable recovery of cities" with two presentations by Dr Guillermo Santos (Institute for Studies on Science and Technology (IESCT) University of Quilmes, Argentina) and Dr Jesús Marcos Gamero Rus (Professor in “Global Environmental Challenges” and member of Research Group “Sociology of Climate Change and Sustainable Development” University Carlos III of Madrid, Spain).
Access the concept note and the event programme in the attachment.