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Contribution of Universities and University Associations to the EU-CELAC agenda

Contribution of Universities and University Associations to the EU-CELAC agenda

The 1st EU-CELAC Summit / 7th EU-LAC Summit brought together European, Latin American and Caribbean Heads of State and Government in Santiago (Chile) on 26-27 January 2013, to address an Alliance for Sustainable Development to Promote Investments of Social and Environmental Quality. During the Summit, the Leaders adopted a political Declaration and expanded the Action Plan previously adopted in the Madrid Summit in 2010 for bi-regional cooperation.

Prior to the event, an Academic Summit was organised which enhanced the visibility of higher education on the EU-CELAC political agenda. The Alfa Puentes consortia submited a statement underlining the importance of higher education partnership in the agenda, and in particular the role of associations of universities and other networks. To view the Alfa Puentes Contribution, please click here

Please view the 2010 Action Plan by clicking here.
For video extracts from the Summit’s closing ceremony please click here.
For extracts from the press conference by José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, Herman van Rompuy, President of the European Council, and Sebastián Pinera, President of Chile, please click here.