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Comparing Regional Integration – Latin America

5th edition 

7 – 9 October 2015

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After Europe, Latin America is the continent that has seen the most vigorous trend in creating and reproducing regional integration under different labels and schemes.  Interpretation of the meaning of regional integration/regionalism varies widely depending on the stand point of the different actors. This executive training seminar seeks to analyse and discuss divergent/convergent interpretations on the meaning of regional integration/regionalism in Latin America in its different forms (i.e. economic, political, security driven, etc.).

A distinguished group of highly qualified speakers who have had a protagonist role in some of the decisions shaping regional organisations/regionalism in the area will present the multiple perspectives on the issue. Additionally, the executive training will offer several training exercises which, based on modern methods and approaches, will bring to light the functioning of the different regional organisations and some of their institutions. That entails that every thematic session is basically divided into two parts, of which one classically academic and one practice-oriented that makes participants themselves engage into the processes of regional integration.



Celso Amorim | Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defence of Brazil

Francisco Carrión |FLACSO and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ecuador

José Miguel Insulza | Former General Secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS), Chile

José A. Sanahuja | Complutense University of Madrid, Spain and European University Institute, Italy

Andrés Serbin | President of the Regional Coordinator of Economic and Social Research and the Venezuelan Institute of Social and Political Studies




The Academy offers a limited number of merit-based partial scholarships (contribution to travel and accommodation costs of the applicant) for which only applicants from developing countries are eligible. If you wish to apply for a scholarship, please attach a brief letter of intent to the application form indicating both your reasons for the request of financial aid and your motivation and potential contribution to the Executive Training Seminar. Deadline for scholarship applications: 15 September 2015.


Matthias Kindel
AGG Training Coordinator
Tel.: +39 055 4685960

Useful Information



European University Institute
Villa La Fonte
Via delle Fontanelle 18
San Domenico di Fiesole – Florence (Italy)


How to apply

  • create an account or sign in
  • fill in the application form
  • upload a CV (in English)
  • include a brief motivation letter (in English)

Early application is highly encouraged, as enrolment is limited to a restricted number of participants.



Accommodation, travel costs, and local transportation are at the expense of the participant/ sending institution.

The programme includes lunches and a social dinner, offered by the Academy, for participants and speakers to socialise and network.