The webinar "State of Democracy in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe: Analysis and Perspectives in Times of Pandemic and Post-Pandemic" was organised by the EU-LAC Foundation and International Idea within the framework of the signing of a cooperation agreement between both entities, carried out on December 11, 2020. The recording is available on the youtube page of the EU-LAC Foundation.
The objective of this webinar was to provide a space for a group of experts to share reflections on the challenges of democracy in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe, to address the complexities posed by the pandemic and the opportunities that open up for the continuous strengthening of the democratic value in both regions. The format of the event consisted of 8-minute presentations from each speaker, followed by a series of questions from the audience.
The panel was made up of Dr Adrán Bonilla (Executive Director of the EU-LAC Foundation), Dr Sergio Bitar (Former Minister of State of Chile and Vice President of the Board of International Idea), Dr Maria Hermínia Tavares de Almeida (Senior Lecturer at the University of São Paulo and Senior Researcher at the Brazilian Centre for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP), Dr Claudia Zilla (Principal Researcher of the Americas Research Department at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs) and Dr Felipe Burbano de Lara (Director of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences-FLACSO Ecuador). The seminar was moderated by Dr Daniel Zovatto, Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at International Idea.