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:
- To contribute to the respect of multiculturalism in the city of Hamburg by promoting the diversity and cultural richness of Latin American and Caribbean countries and their contribution to the city.
- To be the annual platform for cultural activities and events, as well as spaces for the discussion of economic, political, social, and academic issues of LAC in Europe, co- organised by the Senate of Hamburg, the consular and diplomatic corps, as well as other important partners of Hamburg.
- To give visibility and relevance to the Latin American and Caribbean communities in Hamburg and to promote dialogue and integration in their host society.
- To connect attendees, strengthen multicultural ties and knowledge exchanges and increase collaboration between stakeholders.
- To consolidate its position and visibility in the Hamburg cultural scene.
- To promote the image of the participating institutions in Hamburg and Germany.
This year's festival will take place between September 5 and November 11 under the topic of "Speaking Languages - Communicating Cultures".