Call for academic contributions: 2nd EU – Latin America and the Caribbean Academic Summit, Brussels, 8-9 June 2015


Vrije Universiteit Brussel participates, along with a group of Belgian institutions, in the organisation of the 2nd edition of the EU – Latin America and the Caribbean Academic Summit which will take place in Brussels on 8-9 June 2015

The second edition of the Summit, led by the Permanent Academic Forum (FAP ALC – UE), and executed with the support of the Local Organising Committee, intends to continue elaborating on the efforts initiated during the first edition of the Summit in Santiago de Chile, in 2013 (Santiago Declaration available here). This second edition of the Academic Summit takes place right before the Summit of the Heads of State in Brussels on 10-11 June 2015.

UNICA member universities are invited to take part in the call for proposals:

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

Fostering the integration of Higher Education systems in Europe and Latin America. Contact: Prof. Patricia Morales
Promoting the integration of systems for scientific research, technology and innovation. Contact : Prof. Annick
Collaborations between higher education institutions and the society, in particular the productive sector. Contact: Christiane Daem
Education for social inclusion : Contact: : Martine Tassin,

For active participation in the workshops, an abstract of 500 words maximum is requested by 10 April 2015 to be sent to info[at] 

Abstracts will be first reviewed by the workshop leader and subsequently by a scientific committee, which will assess both quality and relevance of the abstract submitted. For any other questions, please contact info[at]

Further information on the programme, practical matters and other can be found at