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The EU-LAC Foundation and the Instituto Cervantes signed a cooperation agreement

2018-12-03

Luis García Montero, Director of the Instituto Cervantes and Paola Amadei, Executive Director of the EU-LAC Foundation, signed a cooperation agreement today in Madrid.

The cooperation agreement between the two institutions seeks to exchange experiences and information in order to carry out common projects. Both institutions - the Instituto Cervantes, a public institution for the universal promotion of teaching, cultural dissemination and use of the Spanish language, and the EU-LAC Foundation, in its role as an instrument of dialogue between the societies of the European Union (EU), Latin America and the Caribbean - will work together to strengthen and promote synergies regarding relations between the EU, Latin America and the Caribbean, especially in the cultural sphere.

On the occasion of the signing of the cooperation agreement, the EU-LAC Foundation and the Cervantes Institute recognise the importance of the interaction and exchange of information in order to identify specific initiatives in accordance with the objectives of both institutions.

The signing of this agreement is the result of the deep collaboration previously established between the EU-LAC Foundation and the Instituto Cervantes in Germany, especially with its centre in Hamburg, the city where the headquarters of the Foundation is located.

About the Instituto Cervantes

The Instituto Cervantes is the public institution created by Spain in 1991 to universally encourage the teaching, study and use of Spanish and the promotion of all measures and actions that contribute to the dissemination and improvement of the quality of these activities as well as to contribute to the diffusion of the Spanish culture abroad.

In its activities, the Instituto Cervantes fundamentally focuses on the linguistic and cultural heritage that is common to the countries and peoples of the Spanish-speaking community. It is present in 87 centres distributed in 44 countries across five continents. In addition, it has two offices in Spain: the headquarters of Madrid and the headquarters of Alcalá de Henares.

For more information, please visit the website https://www.cervantes.es

About the EU-LAC Foundation

The European Union - Latin America and the Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation) is an organisation based in Hamburg that works to strengthen economic, cultural, political and scientific cooperation between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean. The Foundation was created within the framework of the VI Summit of Heads of State and Government of the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean, held in 2010 in Madrid. The 33 States of Latin America and the Caribbean, the 28 members of the European Union, as well as the European Union itself constitute the 62 members of the Foundation.

The Foundation is the result of the first and only agreement that includes all, and exclusively, the members of the European Union, the EU itself and the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. It is currently in the process of obtaining the necessary ratifications to become an International Organisation, which will allow it to be recognised as an authentic bi-regional organisation.

For more information, please visit the website https://eulacfoundation.org/en