The "Latin American and Caribbean Fall" is a festival conceived by the Senate of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg following the interest of the group of Latin American and Caribbean Consuls accredited in Hamburg. It takes place annually and aims to improve the visibility and knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean in Hamburg through a programme of activities that allows the interested public to participate in the discussion of social, economic and political issues and at the same time brings the public closer to the cultural richness of this region. It is distinguished by an agenda with topics of interest for Latin America and the Caribbean and its relations with the European Union - especially with Germany. It also aims to create cooperative links with all entities that share its vision and objectives.
Since the EU-LAC Foundation took over the coordination of the project at the beginning of 2017, the Latin American and Caribbean Fall has been developed on the basis of the following guidelines:
- Show the diversity and cultural richness of European, Latin American and Caribbean countries from a fresh approach that gives priority to current issues.
- Articulate a varied programme in which, in addition to presenting cultural events, spaces are opened up for the discussion of economic, political, social and academic issues.
- Generate greater interest and participation of the European public, particularly the German public.
- Give visibility and relevance to the Latin American and Caribbean communities in Europe and to promote dialogue and integration between the two regions.
- Involve a greater number of local partners, including the Latin American and Caribbean Embassies in Berlin, as well as the Consulates in Hamburg.
This year's festival will take place between 10 September and 1 November under the topic of "National Myths and Narratives".