Leading questions will include: How are Latin American health and social systems coping with the challenges caused by the pandemic? What does COVID-19 mean for Latin American economies? How are Latin American governments planning to recover? What kind of impact will the COVID-19 situation in Latin America have on EU foreign policy and the bi-regional relations? Can we strengthen relations – and how? Guest on the panel will be President of the EU-LAC Foundation Leire PAJÍN IRAOLA as well as Director of the GIGA Institute for Latin American Studies Prof. Dr. Merike BLOFIELD. Hamburg's State Secretary Almut MÖLLER will chair the discussion. The discussion will be held in English.