Being part of the Atlas 7th International Social Science Congress organised by the Atlas Kongre in collaboration with Tomori Pal College held between September 23-25 2020, was a great opportunity for me to present my work titled “ Impact of COVID 19 on the Economic Partnership between the European Union and Cameroon.” I attended the conference as one of the four participating students of the College. All participants first had to send their abstracts for the organization panel to be reviewed and accepted for presentation.
My contribution on the way in which COVID 19 has affected business relations between my homeland Cameroon and the EU was positively received. At a time when there is uncertainty caused by the most recent pandemic, it is important to review and analyse our daily lives. This includes business conducted in various levels. In this regard, I developed a vested interest in studying the impacts the pandemic (COVID 19) has had on the economic partnership between the European Union and Cameroon because, since July 22, 2014, there exists a partnership agreement between Cameroon and the European Union after its ratification by the Cameroonian parliament. The objective of my study was to show whether or not the pandemic affected this partnership between the two national entities.
The Atlas Congress was a virtual conference held via Zoom with participants from all four corners of the globe. Therefore, it was different from the usual scenario of a normal face-to-face event but it had almost the same structure like that of a traditional congress. There was a moderator who allocated speaking time to each and every participant for the smooth flow of the conference presentations.
At the end of the conference, participants were given certificates of participation which could be added for their own files of professional portfolio.
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