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Latin America and Caribbean Days (LAC Days)

Since 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, within the Bled Strategic Forum, has been organizing Latin American and Caribbean Days international conference (“LAC Days”), aimed at strengthening bilateral and biregional cooperation with the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. The LAC Days also foster mutual understanding and cooperation among businesses, institutions and public from both sides.

UPCOMING EVENTS

14 December: 15.00–16.30 (CET)

LAUNCH OF D4D HUB LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

event is organised by the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, in partnership with the European Commission – Directorate-General for International Partnerships, and the D4D Hub Secretariat.

14 December: 15.00–16.30 (CET)

Language: English

More information coming soon.

PAST EVENTS

THE RECOVERY AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR TRANSFORMATIVE SOCIAL CHANGE: PATHWAYS TOWARDS AN EU-LAC PARTNERSHIP FOR COHESIVE SOCIETIES

event co-organised by the Slovenian Council Presidency, the EEAS and DG INTPA in partnership with the EU-LAC Foundation and the OECD Development Centre

1 December: 15.00–17.30 (CET)

Language: English and Spanish (interpretation will be provided)

Register via zoom or follow live via BSF Facebook.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY – GOVERNANCE & SCALE

Europe & Latin America and the Caribbean in conversation about circular transition

Webinar co-organized by the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & the EU-LAC Foundation in partnership with Exchange 4 Change Brasil (E4CB), Circular Change – Institute for circular economy, the European Circular  Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP) and the Brazilian Centre for International Relations (CEBRI). 

22 November: 15.00–19.00 (CET)/11.00–15.00 (Brazil)

23 November: 15.00–18.00 (CET)/11.00–14.00 (Brazil)

Working language: English

Register via zoom or follow live via BSF Facebook.

With the EU Green Deal, the circular economy has become a top priority for a climate-neutral, resource-efficient, and competitive European economy. The EU Circular Economy Action Plan recognizes that while Europe intends to lead the process of circular transition, it cannot achieve the transformative change by acting alone. A truly global effort and outreach is needed.

Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region is a natural partner in the transformative global change. The region is focused on the implementation on the 2030 Agenda with special emphasis on the sustainable consumption and production (SDG 12) through the promotion of innovation, sustainable infrastructure, and the inclusive and circular economy.

While a wide and diverse network of dialogue and collaborations already exists between Europe and LAC in the area of circular economy, a more systemic bi-regional dialogue is still under construction. Circular economy is one of the priorities of the Slovenian presidency of the Council of the EU. The idea is to continue the discussion between the European Union and LAC and focus the exchange of ideas and solutions on the issue of governance of circular transformative processes.

Through continuous and dynamic public-private sector dialogue, circular transition could help strengthen the existing, and open up entirely new, chains of added value in international trade.The event offers a platform for business leaders from selected sectors to share their experience and expertise and engage in the dialogue about openings for new circular partnerships. The discussions are guided towards exploring potential leads for new business opportunities.