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We proudly announce that the #LACalytics2018 programme has concluded yesterday with our final event at the Patriotische Gesellschaft von 1765 in Hamburg, Germany. The LACalytics participants shared the topics and findings of their articles, as well as insights into EU-LAC relations during the three-day conference. We want to thank all our partners, especially the EU-LAC Foundation and the Auswärtiges Amt, for their great support. Special thanks as well to the participants that fulfilled the bi-regional perspective of LACalytics on a very personal level.

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Today is the last day of #LACalytics2018! The past two days were full of interesting debates on the present and future of EU-LAC relations, as well as visits to the EU-LAC Foundation and the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies.
Join us for our final event today at 6.30pm at the Patriotische Gesellschaft von 1765 in Hamburg, Germany:

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Good morning from Hamburg, Germany where our #LACalytics2018 Conference just started. Three interesting days of exchanging views on EU-LAC relations are waiting for 19 participants from #Europe, #LatinAmerica and the #Caribbean.
Join us for the final event open to the public on Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30pm at the Patriotische Gesellschaft von 1765:
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IMPACT GROUPS

CURRENT PROJECTS

Anti-Corruption Walks

The Impact Group „Anti-Corruption Walks Ukraine” develops anti-corruption themed city walks in Ukraine as tools for civic education and a contribution to the public discourse on corruption. Aim of the project is to spread knowledge on corruption and anti-corruption mechanisms to a broader audience.

EU-ASEAN Perspectives

The Impact Group EU-ASEAN Perspectives succesfully hosted the concluding conference of the 3rd EU-ASEAN Perspectives Dialogue in November 2016 in Brussels. Young experts from South East Asia and the EU presented a policy paper on gender equality to political stakeholders and the civil society.

LACalytics

The Impact Group LACalytics has successfully completed its first project cycle with a concluding conference in Hamburg in October 2016. Young authors from Latin America and the EU presented their policy paper with 20 co-authored articles to political stakeholders and the civil society.

Foreign Policy Talks

The Impact Group Foreign Policy Talks is currently planning the next event in spring 2018. Stay updated here for more information!

Recent publications

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"Strengthening EU-LAC Cooperation: Sharing Experiences for Present and Future Developments" (2018)

This is the final publication of LACalytics 2018 and consists of policy articles related to Politics, Economics, Environment, Civil Society & Culture as well as Science, Technology and Innovation in EU-LAC relations.

"Memory as a Tool of Change: Forgotten Places in Siberia" (2017)
As the final part of IFAIR's project “Memory as a Tool of Change”, all German and Russian participants contributed to this collected edition with essays on their experiences with commemorative cultures in Russia and Germany.

"EU-LAC Cooperation in the 21st century: Combining efforts in a globalized world" (2016)
This publication features a series of policy papers written jointly by teams of young scholars from the EU and LAC regions as part of IFAIR's first LACalytics project in 2016. 

"Gender Equality: An EU-ASEAN Interregional Perspective on Policy Making" (2016)
This publication features a number of policy papers from scholars and young professionals from the EU and ASEAN regions who participated in IFAIR's 3rd EU-ASEAN Perspectives Dialogue in 2016. 

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The Diplomatic Magazine is the journal of the diplomatic community in Germany, which publishes articles of IFAIR’s Think Tank every month.

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