Call for Applications: LACalytics 2018
Are you passionate about regional affairs in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe? Do you want to share your voice on a pressing issue? Are you a good team player with creative ideas for policy solutions that involve both regions? Then this is your opportunity to collaborate with other young thinkers and to come up with solutions to shared issues! The Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR) is organising the second edition of LACalytics (LACalytics 2018) and is looking forward to receiving your application until January 22nd 2018! Find out more on how to apply on the LACalytics homepage.
LACalytics is a programme that facilitates the interregional cooperation between students and young professionals from Europe (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). It develops in-depth analyses of current issues in LAC and the EU regarding politics, economics and civil society as well as EU-LAC relations from the point of view of young people, offering a unique perspective. The articles are written by a bi-regional team of young thinkers from the EU and LAC. The contributions are published on the open think tank ifair.eu and other online platforms. Additionally, the best articles are featured in a printed policy publication and presented by their respective authors to high-level stakeholders of the EU-LAC partnership during a final conference, held in a major European city. The aim of the program is to foster bi-regional awareness and understanding, and to promote the young generation’s impact on policy-making.
For LACalytics 2018, we are looking for authors from a diverse range of backgrounds, who are interested in writing journalistic articles of approximately 1500 words. Such articles will ideally cover a topic relevant to both regions and feature reflective lessons.
Anna Schwertz-Weirich is regional director for “EU & Europe” and member of the LACalytics Impact Group. Anna is currently working for a research center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she focuses on economic and social issues. At the same time, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Studies with a major in philosophy. Prior to this, Anna graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Maastricht University, the Netherlands; and took part in an exchange programme with the University of Buenos Aires. She wrote her thesis on banking and corporate governance as part of the Maastricht Research Based Learning Programme; and studied in the Honours Programme, pursuing besides her regular studies additional courses in economics, sociology, philosophy and cultural studies. Anna speaks German, English, Spanish and French.