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Second Latin America & the Caribbean – EU Academic Summit

celac-euOn the 9th of June the Latin America & the Caribbean – European Union Academic Summit 2015 took place on campus Etterbeek. This second edition of the Summit elaborates on the efforts initiated during the first edition of the Summit in Santiago de Chile, in 2013. You can download the Academic Declaration of Santiago in English, in French, or Spanish.

The Academic Summit takes place right before the Summit of the Heads of State in Brussels on June 10th and 11th.


The Academic Summit is organized around 4 key thematic areas, which will be addressed in various workshops. The themes are based on the working groups of the Permanent Academic Forum which was created during the first Summit, and are as follows:

  • Foster the integration of Higher Education systems in Europe and Latin America
  • Promoting the integration of systems for scientific research, technology and innovation
  • Collaborations between higher education institutions and the society, in particular the productive sector
  • Links between the Academic Community and Public Policy

More information on the CELAC-EU Summit can be found here.