As part of the Latin American and Caribbean Week happening each year in France, the IdA has organized colloquiums since 2012 in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development as well as the EU-LAC Foundation.
On February 16th, 2011, the Senate adopted, unanimously, a resolution calling for the creation of a day for Latin America and the Caribbean on May 31st of each year. A few months after the bicentenary celebration of the independence of Latin American and Caribbean countries, the Senate then underlined the importance of the shared values and bonds established between France and this region over the past two centuries.
A partir de 2014, dans le prolongement de l’action engagée par les autorités françaises pour relancer et approfondir les relations de la France avec cette région, l’évènement a pris une ampleur nouvelle et s’est transformé en Semaine de l’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes afin d’inclure des activités toujours plus nombreuses et diversifiées.
Since 2014, continuing the trend of the French authorities towards boosting and strengthening the relations of France with this region, the event has acquired a new dimension and developed into the Latin American and Caribbean Week in order to include ever more numerous and diversified activities.
Look back on the previous annual editions.