Call for Applications: LACalytics

Call for Applications: LACalytics

IFAIR is pleased to announce the start of applications for the LACalytics programm, taking place between January and October 2016. The project will bring together young researchers and experts from Europe and Latin America as well as the Caribbean in order to discuss current topics in Latin American politics, economics and social life as well as EU-LAC relations which affect the youth in Latin America. LACalytics provides a unique perspective on these topics by analyzing them through the lens of young people.

The program delivers twenty online publications on four macro-themes (economics, politics, environment and civil society) written by bi-regional teams of young thinkers from the EU and LAC. The articles will be published on our open think tank as well as in cooperation with partner platforms such as the Diplomatic Magazine. Analyses can range from the EU and LAC´s role in fighting climate change to the influence of social movements in the two regions to the effects of TTIP on LAC´s youth. The best contributions will additionally be featured in a printed policy-paper publication, which will be presented to principal stakeholders of the EU-LAC partnership during a final conference in October 2016. Altogether, LACalytics is IFAIR´s most recent initiative aiming to increase interregional understanding as well as to raise young people’s impact on foreign policy making.

The event is supported by a range of high-profile researchers, practitioners and organizations from Europe and Latin America. It is under the patronage of Mr Dieter Lamlé, the Regional Re- presentative for Latin America and the Caribbean of the German Federal Foreign Office.

Who can apply?

We encourage applications from students and recently graduated researchers, as well as young practitioners in EU-LAC relations or the 4 policy areas. Applicants should be from an EU or LAC country; have a background in International Relations or disciplines related to the 4 policy fields (politics, economics, environment, civil society); and have excellent working knowledge of either German, English, Spanish or Portuguese.

How to apply?

Please fill in the application form from the event website and send it together with your CV and a writing sample* to no later than January 15th, 2016.

To receive detailed and up-to-date information about the upcoming dialogue, as well as reports and outputs from past events, go to the event website on

application form