9th edition of Latin America and Caribbean Week (26 May - 11 June 2022)

From 26 May to 11 June 2022, France is honouring Latin America and the Caribbean. With over 300 cultural, scientific, political, economic and festive events organized on site and online, this 9th edition of Latin American and Caribbean Week (#SALC2022) is an opportunity to promote the historic and contemporary relations between Latin America and France, while enabling the French public to get to know the region better.

Discovering the wealth of creativity in the region

The 2022 edition draws on initiatives from embassies of Latin American and Caribbean countries in France, as well as associations, teaching and research institutions, museums and even art galleries.
From Cherbourg-en-Cotentin to Montpellier and Bordeaux, from Paris to Lima and from Toulouse to Mexico City, the event treats the public to a wide range of Latin American and Caribbean creativity in France and demonstrates French people’s interest in the region.

Over 300 events have been organized by almost as many partners:

  • film screenings,
  • conferences,
  • concerts,
  • dance performances,
  • arts and crafts, tastings, exhibitions, literary readings, and the list goes on…

See the programme at https://semaineameriquelatinecaraibes.fr (in french)

Political and economic events

This 2022 edition will also feature political and economic events to reflect on the relationship between Latin America, the Caribbean and France, promote partnerships and step up collaboration to tackle current challenges.

The International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean organized by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Development Centre, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the AFD and the Business France “Ambition Latin America” business forum, under the auspices of the French Ministries for Europe and Foreign Affairs and the Economy, Finance and the Recovery, will bring together high-level Latin American and French participants.

A lasting initiative

In 2011, at the initiative of the French Senate, the “Latin America and Caribbean Day” was introduced, to celebrate and strengthen ties between countries of the region and France.

In 2014, the “Day” became a “Week”, which was organized and coordinated by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.

With each passing year, the Week has alternated between an educational, popular culture, and festive event, but it has always been unmissable, both in Paris and throughout France. It has become an occasion for meetings and shared reflection between Latin America, the Caribbean and France.

Last updated on: 20 May 2022