Preserving Social Cohesion in the COVID-19 Crisis: An Agenda for the EU-LAC Partnership
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Latin American and Caribbean countries have faced the challenge of countering the dramatic social effects of lockdowns and associated economic crises. Governments over the past half year have rushed to provide social assistance to vulnerable groups.
What can we learn from these measures so far? How can recently created or expanded social protection measures be made sustainable, and what additional measures are needed for an inclusive recovery? What could an agenda of cooperation for social cohesion between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean look like as we move towards year two of the pandemic? Join us for a dialogue between scholars and practitioners.
Miguel Berger, State Secretary, Federal Foreign Office, Germany
Valerie Guarnieri, Assistant Executive Director, World Food Programme (Nobel Peace Prize 2020)
Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary ECLAC / CEPAL
Pilar Garrido, Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy of Costa Rica
Claudia Warning, Director General, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Q&A from audience
Paraskevi Michou, Director-General ECHO, EU Commission
Adrián Bonilla, Executive Director EU-LAC Foundation
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