Vademecum on EU- Cooperation Programmes with LAC

This paper analyses the main cooperation schemes, programmes and projects of international cooperation in place between the European Union (EU) -through the European Commission- and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

This Vademecum was designed to cater to private and public stakeholders from the EU and CELAC countries. The information included here covers areas identified as particularly relevant for the countries concerned and in line with the objectives pursued within the EU-CELAC strategic partnership.

The European Commission funds cooperation programmes worldwide. This handbook will introduce the user into some of the most relevant programmes with a specific focus on Latin America and the Caribbean, or with a global focus but including LAC countries. The focus is on bi-regional cooperation, although some bilateral opportunities are also mentioned.

For the period 2014-2020, the European Union has large programmes with a variety of funds available in several areas, including Horizon 2020, EUROCLIMA+ and Erasmus+. These and other programmes for cooperation under the scope of six Directorates-General (DG) are included in this Vademecum.