Archive of European Projects

Policy Learning Revisited, the European Union and Latin America
Start date: 01 Sep 2014, End date: 28 Aug 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The main objective of the Workshop is to provide the speakers and participants with a platform for dialogue and the exchange of ideas on key issues regarding European Union-Latin America relations.To guarantee that the discussion is of a high caliber, speakers with renowned international prestige both in the academic and public debates have been selected (see attached biographies). Two workshops with differing but complementary themes (see attached program) will be organized. Each workshop will consist of round tables that will include a maximum of seven speakers, who will be provided with a guideline for presentations. Although the estimated time frame for each round table is two and a half hours, it is expected that the ensuing discussions will extend slightly longer. Also, for each round table the designated moderator will be instructed to conduct the discussion and to facilitate debate between the audience and the participating specialists. Following each workshop, there will be a closed meeting with the speakers and other academic member (including other universities and institutions) in order to work on the research and analytical tools. It will be a reduced working group of twenty people.Each invited researcher must submit a paper that will be edited for publication, and the results of the two workshops debates will be jointly discussed in order to generate a paper that summarizes the overall conclusions. In addition to publishing a summary on the web page, the papers and overall results of the workshops will be published as a book (paper and online).The two Workshops will cover the following issues:• The application of theories of policy learning and diffusion to analyze the current content of fiscal crisis in the EU, and concomitant topics of social and ethnic integration• Changes in cooperation for the development of Latin America• Regional integration and institutional challenges• Economic growth and the need for high levels of social cohesion
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