In the framework of the annual "Latin America and Caribbean Week" in France, the EU-LAC Foundation and the Institut des Amériques (IdA), together with the French Development Agency (AFD) and with the support of the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the European Commission, organised a colloquium to enhance and strengthen the bi-regional relationship.
In 2021 the colloquium dealt with the theme "Societies, crises and public health (COVID-19) in Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean" and took place in a virtual format on 31 May, 1 and 2 June. The colloquium was structured in an opening session, keynote lectures, round tables and a closing session. Participants included policymakers and local authorities, representatives of international, regional, financial and media organisations, researchers from Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union.
The preparation of this document was directed by Anne Peggy Hellequin, professor of geography at the University of Paris Nanterre and head of the Health, Health Issues and Territory workshop of the LADYSS (UMR 7533), with Mady Malheiros Barbeitas, veterinarian and doctor of health and social sciences, researcher associated with Cermes 3, UMR CNRS 8211 - Inserm Unit 988. The book was produced with the support of Paul-Henri Giraud and Sarah Fleury.