OECD to host Europe-Latin America Economic Forum, 20-21 May 2014, in Paris, France


16/05/2014 - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the Second Europe-Latin America Economic Forum in Paris on Tuesday 20 May at 9:30 a.m.

The two-day event, co-organised with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Paris School of Economics, aims to encourage dialogue on the development challenges facing Europe and Latin America. The Forum (which is fully open to media) will feature panel discussions on the range of macroeconomic policy, labour market, regional integration, income inequality and inclusive growth challenges facing the two regions. (See full agenda here.)

Mr Gurría will deliver a keynote speech around the key theme of the Forum, “Europe and Latin America in an ever-changing global economy.’’ He will be joined in the opening panel by ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena and the Director of the Paris School of Economics, Pierre-Yves Geoffard.

This year’s event will build on policy debate from the first Forum held in January 2013, in Santiago, Chile, which was organised by ECLAC and the Paris School of Economics as a side event of the First Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union (CELAC-EU).

Queries on the Forum should be directed to the ECLAC Public Information Unit: (, +56 2 2210 20 40). Accreditation requests should be directed to the OECD Media Division (, +33 1 4524 9700).


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