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The European Union – Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation) was created in 2010 by the Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) member states. Its Members are the Member states of the EU and CELAC as well as the EU itself. The Foundation is a tool of the EU-LAC partnership and its activities feed into the intergovernmental dialogue, in line with the bi-regional Action Plan.

The EU-LAC Foundation was entrusted with the mission of strengthening and promoting the strategic bi-regional relationship, enhancing its visibility and fostering active participation of the respective civil societies.

During the CELAC and EU Foreign Minister Meeting hold in Santo Domingo on 25th of October 2016 the Agreement to transform the Foundation into an international organisation was signed. The depositary of the Agreement establishing the EU-LAC International Foundation is the European Council and it has been opened for signature on 25th October 2016 to the date of its entry into force. Please find the Agreement available in 23 languages here

 

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Lateinamerika Herbst 2017

The Lateinamerika Herbst Festival takes place every year in Hamburg since 2014 and aims to enhance the visibility and awareness of CELAC in EU promoting events in the political, economic, scientific, social and cultural areas. 

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Alejandro Solano Ortiz -Vice Chancellor of the Republic of Costa Rica

The endorsement and signing of the constitutive act of the EU-LAC Foundation is an example of reliable engagement to articulate efforts and strengthen capabilities.

Cristian Heinsen- Executive Director of the Altiplano Foundation

"The EU-LAC  Foundation and its team in Hamburg  have been a harbour of ideas and motivation to bring Latin America and Europe closer, a necessary and urgent action to achieve responsible and sustainable development in our countries"

Olaf Scholz – First Mayor of Hamburg

The Installation of the EU-LAC Foundation in Hamburg is not just an answer to the political upturn of Latin America, but also takes in account the enormous potential of this region.

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

The EU–LAC Foundation can provide an important platform for mobilizing its 62 member countries from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean in implementing the new sustainable development agenda.

Alejandro Solano Ortiz -Vice Chancellor of the Republic of Costa Rica

Now we have provided a suitable legal framework to the Foundation which allows to continue with its coordinating work as a network of networks and to accompany states’ efforts.

Federica Mogherini - High Representative of the EU and Vice-President of the European Commission

The Foundation's mission is to project EU, Latin America and Caribbean people-to-people ties into the future.

Internships at the EU-LAC Foundation

Applications for the internship period at the Foundation from January to March 2018 is open. Until 30th September 2017 (23:59 German time) University students can apply for an internship in the Foundation.

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EU-LAC Strategic Partnership

What is the bi-regional strategic partnership? When was it forged? What does it entail? Find out here!

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Tenders

We regularly publish calls for tender as the need arises for consultancies and studies as well as calls for research studies.

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EU-LAC Awards

For promoting models of good practices and innovation among Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Applications opened until 21 August 2017. Apply here!

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Digital Library

The digital library contains bibliographical references and texts on topics surrounding the bi-regional relationship since the first bi-regional Summit in 1999.

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News

07-2017
Lithuania Ratifies the Agreement Establishing the EU-LAC...
Lithuania has ratified the agreement establishing the EU-... Read more »
07-2017
Finland ratifies the Agreement Establishing the EU-LAC...
07-2017
Reflection Forum 2017
This year’s Reflection Forum was held in Casa de América,... Read more »

Calendar

27SundayAugust
Show how EU investments are being used where you live, work... Read more »
28MondayAugust
Europe in My Region is a European Union-wide campaign... Read more »
02SaturdaySeptember
As part of its aims to stimulate the cooperation between... Read more »
05TuesdaySeptember
AHILA (European Latin-Americanist Historians Association)... Read more »

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