As we bid farewell to an intense 2022, we look back at two recent activities implemented in the framework of the EU-funded project “EU Policy and Outreach Partnership in South America”: the second edition of the “Young Leaders Programme” and the Executive Training “A critical debate on the EU approach to disinformation and pluralism in the media”.
During the second week of November 2022, the College of Europe hosted for five days the winners of the last editions of the Euromodelo from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay, in the framework of the online training “Young Leaders Programme”.
The Euromodelo are EU institutions simulations organised in South America for university and high school students. The participants of this edition had the opportunity to explore the dimensions of the EU's external action in order to improve their leadership skills to succeed in international relations.
In addition to attending different trainings related to the institutional framework of the European Union and its external action and workshops on political analysis and public speaking, the young leaders had the opportunity to meet with different EU officials, as well as with Ms Federica Mogherini, Rector of the College of Europe and Director of the European Diplomatic Academy, and former EU HR/VP and Vice-President of the European Commission.
The Executive Training “A critical debate on the EU approach to disinformation and pluralism in the media” was a webinar that took place on the 24th of November 2022, and was delivered by Professor Luciano Morganti.
The webinar targeted South American journalists, academics, think tanks and public servants, among others, with participants connecting from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru to discuss:
- The EU's approach to disinformation
- The EU's approach to media pluralism
The training was opened by the Head of the Political Section of the EU Delegation in Argentina, Eran Nagan, who gave the keynote speech, and ended with a Q & A session with Professor Morganti.
These activities have taken place in the framework of the EU-funded project "EU Policy and Outreach Partnership in South America - Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay, Chile". The College of Europe is a partner of the Consortium implementing the project under the leadership of the Organisation of Ibero-American States (OEI).
This project is funded by the European Union.