Together with Centro de Estudios Europeos (CEE) - Universidad SanFrancisco de Quito (USFQ), the EU-LAC International Foundation presents a Meeting of Research Centres and Study Associations based in Latin America and the Caribbean dedicated to the analysis of the European Union and Bi-regional Relations between Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe, which will be held in person at the Centro de Estudios Europeos (CEE), Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), on 12-13 December 2022.
The EU-LAC Foundation and the Centro de Estudios Europeos (CEE) of the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) consider it an opportune moment to invite representatives of research centres and study associations based in Latin America and the Caribbean, and whose field of work is the study of the European Union and/or relations between Latin America and the Caribbean and Europe, to an open exchange on the recent challenges for EU-LAC relations, as well as the effects of the last developments on their respective research agendas and their capacity to influence the agendas of policy makers.
Specifically, this face-to-face meeting at the USFQ in Quito, Ecuador, will have the following objectives:
- Exchange on the effects of current global challenges on the priorities of research agendas of centres and scientists, including trends in theoretical and conceptual reflections, research questions and methodologies;
- Dialogue on the impact of recent challenges on the transfer of information and knowledge from research centres and associations to national and Latin American and Caribbean societies, as well as to European societies;
- Joint analysis of the challenges and opportunities that have emerged for EU-CELAC bi-regional cooperation in the new global scenarios;
- Discussion on the ways in which research centres and associations have succeeded - or had troubles - in influencing decision-making processes at national and regional level, with regard to cooperation with the EU;
- Brainstorming on convergences, complementarities and possible joint efforts to create greater synergies and strengthen the work of each of the invited institutions.