We aim to transform the strategic partnership between the European Union, Latin America and the Carribean into an invigorated reality.
The EU-LAC Foundation is entrusted with the mission of strengthening and promoting the strategic bi-regional relationship, enhancing its visibility and fostering active participation of the respective civil society.
“The EU–LAC Foundation can provide an important platform for mobilising its 62 member countries from Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean in implementing the new sustainable development agenda.”
Representative of the German Federal Foreign Office for Latin America and the Caribbean
“Regarding crucial issues such as ecological justice, sustainable development and free trade Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe are natural partners. We deeply appreciate, that through the Establishment of the International EU-LAC Foundation, this partnership is going to be strengthened especially between the civil society of both regions.”
Secretary-General at SEGIB
"The Foundation has been a fundamental ally of Ibero-America and the SEGIB. With the transformation of the Foundation into an International Organisation, the best moments of the alliance between our institutions, companies and universities of both regions begin."
Senior Researcher CIDOB
"The transformation of the EU-LAC Foundation into an international organisation opens a new stage of its projection in the global sphere with multiple opportunities to grow and create new instruments that allow to move towards objectives of mutual understanding."
Director of Programmes at Real Instituto Elcano
“The fact that the EU-LAC Foundation is an International Organisation allows it to have greater impact on key issues, such as the fight against climate change, sustainable development and the promotion and defence of gender equality."
Juan Pablo De Laiglesia
Secretary of State for International Cooperation for Ibero-America and the Caribbean
"The Foundation is the result of an intensive process, anchored in shared values by both regions, values as fundamental as democracy defence, human rights or sustainable development."
German Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor
“The Installation of the EU-LAC Foundation in Hamburg is not just an answer to the political upturn of Latin America, but also takes into account the enormous potential of this region.”
Former 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.”