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CARICOM organises a pilot activity to teach regional integration in high schools

Awareness of the functioning of a regional integration process and the benefits it can offer is crucial for its success, as the European Union experience has proven.

CARICOM leaders acknowledge that most people in the region do not know about its existence or know very little about its tasks[1]. To put an end to this, the organization is boosting different initiatives that can bring CARICOM closer to individuals and undertakings.

In this way, the CARICOM Secretariat, with the support of the European Union, has launched a pilot project in around 50 high schools in Guyana and Belize, consisting of a set of classes on regional integration and the Single Market and Economy (CSME) in CARICOM


[1] Karen E. Bravo, ‘CARICOM, the Myth of Sovereignty, and Aspirational Economic Integration’ (2005) 31 (1) North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation 195

This activity is part of CARICOM’s Secretariat program on public education, which aims to enhance the implementation of the single market by making the youth, a key actor, more aware of the region and its possibilities. The syllabus covers topics on the history of regional integration in CARICOM and benefits and opportunities provided to students through the single market.

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