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As part of its activities to promote the debate on common strategies related to the EU-LAC bi-regional association, the Foundation carries out research and studies on issues identified by both regions.

These studies are published in this section of the web site, in order to encourage debate and promote exchange on best practices and specialised knowledge.

The publications are organised into the following series: Bi-Regional Economic Perspectives; Bi-Regional Relations; Conferences; Democracy Studies; ECLAC / EU-LAC Bi-Regional Outlook; EU-LAC Forum of Global Governance and Reflection Fora. The Foundation also publish a Newsletter that provides a multi-stakeholder space for dissemination of information on the topics on th bi-regional agenda; and encourages young researchers to work on EU-LAC  relations.

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    Equality Between Men and Women is a Precondition for Effective Democracy, by Jourová

    Whilst the EU has worked endlessly to advance gender equality over the past few decades, many challenges still exist. The European Commission is determined to change this and has been focusing on several priorities and key actions for 2016-2019. These ...

    Věra Jourová
    Published in:
    European Union, 15 September 2016
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    Cooperation Programme between Latin American, the Caribbean Countries and the European Union on Drugs Policies (COPOLAD): An integrated, balanced and evidence-based approach at the heart of the EU-CELAC cooperation, by Butkeviciene

    Confronting the world drug problem is a common challenge for all of us; in this light Drugs are an important chapter of the EU-CELAC relations. Furthermore, the EU has developed a comprehensive set of political, operational and technical exchanges and ...

    Jolita Butkeviciene
    Published in:
    European Union, 14 March 2016
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    Science and policy jointly fighting Climate Change

    EUROCLIMA, a regional EU programme funded from the Development Cooperation Instrument (DCI) facilitates the integration of climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies and measures into Latin American public development policies and plans. The ...

    Published in:
    European Union, 1 December 2015
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    Ending poverty together; new partnerships to improve everyone's lives, by Neven Mimica

    2015 is a truly momentous year for international cooperation and development: the Addis Ababa financing for development conference and the UN summit in September in New York to adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Moreover, in 2015 the EU ...

    Neven Mimica
    Published in:
    European Union, 23 September 2015
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    The 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, a major turning point for Latin American policy making? by Lina Dabbagh

    The new set of Sustainable Development Goals, has the potential to become a turning point for national policy-making. It is a new to-do list for the next 15 years to drive solutions to our biggest problems: poverty, injustice and climate change. For the ...

    Lina Dabbagh
    Published in:
    Belgium, 22 September 2015
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    Countries, Beware: Climbing up the income ladder can seriously damage your health!, by Nicolai

    If you ask the proverbial ‘man on the street’ where the greatest health needs in the world are, most will think of the poorest countries. But they are wrong. It may surprise you that over half Médecins Sans Frontières’ medical programmes are in countries ...

    Meinie Nicolai
    Published in:
    Belgium, 11 September 2015
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    Countdown to the EU-CELAC Summit

    We are on the eve of the II European Union – Latin America and Caribbean Summit, that Brussels will host on 10th and 11h of June. The timing could not be more interesting: an Europe that laboriously tries to get out of the crisis is the host to a Latin ...

    Ramón Jáuregui Atondo
    Published in:
    Belgium, 2 June 2015
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    Youth unemployment: can lessons be learned from the Youth Guarantee in Europe?

    Youth unemployment has blighted young people’s lives in Europe for several years now. Despite the fact that many European economies have started to recover, young people are still, in too many cases, not able to find good, sustainable long‑ term work. If ...

    Allan Päll
    Published in:
    Belgium, 31 March 2015
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    Youth Employment

    For Europe, tackling unemployment, and especially youth unemployment, is a matter of principle. It is about ensuring political, economic and social stability and progress. This is clearly reflected in the priorities of the new European Commission, which ...

    Marianne Thyssen
    Published in:
    European Union, 31 March 2015
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    What role can the EU-CELAC partnership play in securing a global deal on climate change?

    As Spanish Minister of Agriculture, Food and Environment, I was involved in enough negotiations to learn that if you want to pass a deal that's good for the planet; you need to build a broad coalition of supporters. As we enter the final stretch of ...

    Miguel Arias Cañete
    Published in:
    European Union, 8 December 2014