EU-LAC Knowledge Forum 2023

The CELAC-EU Summit of Heads of State and Government, scheduled for 17-18 July 2023, will provide an opportunity to generate a high-level strategic dialogue on the challenges and opportunities for bi-regional cooperation on (higher) education and science, technology and innovation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and the states of the European Union (EU). In the face of the pandemic-induced disruption in the classrooms of virtually all educational institutions, the digital and technological transformation, and the need to provide solutions to global challenges based on scientific evidence, it is of vital interest to agree on common strategies aimed at promoting access to quality education and enhancing cooperation in the field of science, technology an innovation.

Consequently, and in the framework of its mission to facilitate the exchange between governmental authorities and civil societies of the two regions (EU and LAC), the EU-LAC Foundation will hold a Knowledge Forum as a space for deliberation that will bring together representatives of the student, academic and scientific communities, experts from international organisations specialised in the subject, and governmental representatives. Its purpose is to generate inputs to feed the agenda of the high authorities of the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean related to the Summit of Heads of State and Government in the field of access to knowledge, higher education, and science, technology, and innovation.