The meeting "Perspectives and proposals for renewing the Strategic Partnership between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean", organised by the Carolina Foundation and the EU-LAC Foundation on 3 and 4 April 2023, was held at the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of the Spanish Government. During the day and a half of dialogue, around 60 participants from research centres from Latin America, the Caribbean (LAC) and the European Union (EU) who study central aspects of the bi-regional agenda met and entered into dialogue with high authorities from the two regions and regional organisations.
This activity continued a series of meetings held at the initiative of the EU-LAC Foundation, first in Berlin (Germany) on 28-29 April 2022, with representatives of research centres and study associations based in the EU, in cooperation with the Ibero-American Institute (IAI) and the GIGA Institute of Latin American Studies (GIGA-ILAS). The second one took place in Quito (Ecuador) on 12-13 December 2022, gathering research centres and study associations based in LAC, in cooperation with the Centre of European Studies of San Francisco University in Quito (USFQ). The Fundación Carolina participated in the meeting that took place in Berlin and attended the meeting in Quito as an observer. The purpose of this third meeting held in Madrid was to convene representatives of the centres that had participated in the two previous meetings and to include in the conversation several decision-makers working on EU-LAC bi-regional relations.