Coinciding with the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the EU-LAC Foundation, this entity has coordinated efforts with the Ibero-American Institute of the University of Salamanca to hold, between 22 November and 3 December 2021, the first edition of the "Training and awareness programme for young diplomats on the EU-CELAC strategic partnership". This activity is offered with the support of a grant from the European Union and a contribution from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This course is aimed at assisting in the training of young foreign service officials from the countries of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as from the European External Action Service, on the process of the bi-regional partnership, the main issues on the agenda and the challenges it faces in the current international context. Through keynote speeches and direct dialogue with experts on various topics on the agenda, participants will gain a comprehensive overview of the relationship between the two regions and the opportunities for joint work.
This initiative, which is part of the mandates of the Heads of State and Government of both regions, is developed from the training experiences carried out by the EU-LAC Foundation between 2014 and 2018 in various countries, which is even more relevant in the current context of new global challenges that require international responses from existing multilateral spaces.
The main objectives of the course are:
- Identify, analyse and stimulate debate on common issues and strategic interests in the contemporary world order of the countries of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union.
- Generate and disseminate knowledge on the foreign policy agendas of the European Union and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the shared agenda between the two regions and the existing mechanisms and levels of cooperation.
- Contribute to the professional training and greater involvement in the issues of the bi-regional partnership of young diplomats from both regions.
- Offer spaces for mutual knowledge and networking among young diplomats.
Participation by personal invitation only.