After two centuries of formal independence from European imperial powers, Latin America is no longer regarded as a “recipient” of ideas, but as a region generating its own objectives and developing its own path.
In the last decades, it has experienced extensive economic growth, and has gone through complex and unique processes of democratization and transitional justice, as well as regional integration. A product of intricate historical realities, Latin America is still challenged by high rates of inequality and poverty, occurrence of State’s and non-State actors’ violence, non-democratic practices, and discrimination based on gender and race.
The Latin America Working Group is the forum of reflection on Latin American topics at the European University Institute. It holds seminars and workshops where researchers can discuss their work on an interdisciplinary basis. Through its informal talks and its blog, the working group promotes informed reflection on current Latin American issues.
On top of this, the working group is a network of current and former EUI researchers, as well as external researchers, working in connection with Latin America.
The EUI cannot shut our eyes to the immigration crisis surrounding us.
The EUI has signed an agreement with Caritas Firenze and the Fiesole Parish to host a group of six asylum-seekers in two apartments located in the Badia Fiesolana. By opening the doors of the EUI we will be making a modest contribution to this larger problem.
The EUI provides for their accommodation and subsistence. The objective is to offer the means to integrate and start their life in Europe.
A committee of researchers, staff members, and EUI workers has been set up to coordinate this initiative. Thanks to all the volunteers we can offer language classes, trainings, access to the library and social activities.
We encourage you to write to [email protected] for any question, and join the volunteering activities.
The Max Weber Programme Blog hosts details about selected research activities in the Programme and is a platform for current and former MW Fellows to showcase their research and offer their informed views on current issues.
The thoughts expressed in the posts represent solely the views of the posting Fellows and not of the Max Weber Programme.Visit site
Do you have spare time and willingness to do something pro-bono? The EUI Volunteer Connection seeks to help EUI members (or partners of EUI members) who are interested in doing voluntary work to get in contact with local associations that might need help. When new to a town it can be difficult to find your way: the EUI Volunteer Connection would like to help you in the first stepsVisit site
This blog will feature the different exhibitions on display at the Archives on the occasion of conferences and events. The aim of this blog is to offer online visitors a glance of the precious holdings and show some of the decisive documents and files on European history that researchers can find at Villa Salviati.Visit site