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Publications

As part of its activities to promote the debate on common strategies related to the EU-LAC bi-regional association, the Foundation carries out research and studies on issues identified by both regions.

These studies are published in this section of the web site, in order to encourage debate and promote exchange on best practices and specialised knowledge.

The publications are organised into the following series: Bi-Regional Economic Perspectives; Bi-Regional Relations; Conferences; Democracy Studies; ECLAC / EU-LAC Bi-Regional Outlook; EU-LAC Forum of Global Governance and Reflection Fora. The Foundation also publish a Newsletter that provides a multi-stakeholder space for dissemination of information on the topics on th bi-regional agenda; and encourages young researchers to work on EU-LAC  relations.

You can subscribe to updated information on the new studies published by the Foundation by registering in our contact list below. 

 

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    Confronting the ‘Coloniality of Gender’ in Gender Equity Work & Public Discourse: Considerations for EU-LAC Relations, by DeShong

    The effects of colonialism and of the enslavement and exploitation of minority groups in Latin America and the Caribbean continue to reverberate throughout the region today. The quest for gender equity and justice is pursued with the focus on the unequal ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Halimah DeShong
    Published in:
    Barbados, 15 September 2016
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    Dealing with the drug problem: towards evidence-based policies, by Koenders

    The Netherlands and the European Union have strong track records of developing evidence-based policies on drugs. The available evidence leads us to conclude that drug policies should strike a balance, combining sensible measures that curb the demand for ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Bert Koenders
    Published in:
    Netherlands, 15 March 2016
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    The Importance to SIDS of a Global Agreement on Climate Change

    There can be no doubt that the phenomenon of climate change and its adverse impacts present a clear and present danger to all SIDS, many of which, are located in the Caribbean. From the outset, the Caribbean has consistently maintained the position that ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Maxine P.O. McClean
    Published in:
    Barbados, 1 December 2015
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    New Gender Policy's Expectations: Break down stereotypes and give power, by Boesten

    The MDGs have been criticised because of their conservatism on gender issues, as their objectives do not demand changes in fundamental areas such as reproductive health, carefulness, violence or respect for sexual preferences. The new goals proposed seem ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Jelke Boesten
    Published in:
    United Kingdom, 22 September 2015
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    The Second Academic Summit: On Injecting Substance into the Bi-regional Association

    The Bi-Regional Summit process linking the EU to Latin America and the Caribbean has been in operation since 1999, but it was not until January 2013 that the first Academic Summit was held. In the ensuing two and a half years considerable energy has been ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Laurence Whitehead
    Published in:
    United Kingdom, 2 June 2015
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    Closer than ever? Staying focuses and engaging in a constructive dialogue, by Andrzej Błachowicz

    The international community seems to be inching forward in bits and pieces towards a “successful” outcome at Paris COP21. The European Union – despite its internal differences – managed to agree on an ambitious climate and energy package; China and the US ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Andrzej Błachowicz
    Published in:
    United Kingdom, 8 December 2014
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    The Role of SMEs in the Caribbean

    There is no denying the important role that the private sector plays in the Caribbean region. According to statistics from the CARICOM Secretariat, the regional private sector creates at least 70% of jobs. Apart from large mineral companies (e.g. bauxite ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    Pamela Coke-Hamilton
    Published in:
    Barbados, 30 June 2014
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    Summit Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities of the New Regionalisms

    The EU-LAC Foundation and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), in conjunction with FLACSO and the European External Action Service and Europe Aid, have published Summit Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities of the New Regionalisms  as a ...

    Author(s)/Editor(s):
    María Salvadora Ortiz
    Published in:
    Costa Rica, 31 January 2014