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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.

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Mapeo is a map of actors with the aim of promoting mutual knowledge between entities involved in the bi-regional partnership. This database is a tool for identifying partners and building bi-regional networks.

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EU-LAC Foundation as RIBEI observer

The General Assembly of the Ibero-American Network for International Studies (RIBEI) announced that during their General Assembly, which took place in Bogotá the 3rd of October 2016, the EU-LAC Foundation was included as an observer member of the Network.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Expert meeting on EU-CELAC academic and scientific cooperation

Paola Amadei, Executive Director of the EU-LAC Foundation, opened the expert meeting, taking place in Brussels. 

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 from 1 July to 30 September 2017 is opened until 31 of March 2017.

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

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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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