The work of the EU-LAC Foundation is organised along six interconnected lines of action

  1. Higher Education

The EU-LAC Foundation contributes to create spaces for dialogue and knowledge management to build the Common Area of Higher Education between the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as to facilitate the participation and contributions of civil society, including the academic sector, to bi-regional cooperation and dialogue. Read more!

  1. Science, Technology and Innovation

In the area of Science, Technology and Innovation, priority is given to strengthening the linking of agendas and dialogue between governmental, non-governmental and academic stakeholders around the implementation of the Joint Initiative on Research and Innovation (JIRI). Read more!

  1. Sustainable, Resilient and Inclusive Economy

The goal of this work stream has been to achieve sustained economic revival while fostering social cohesion and inclusion and protecting the environment. The EU-LAC Foundation aims to strengthen the production of bi-regional knowledge and information on sustainable and inclusive economic issues for mutual understanding between public and private actors in both regions. Read more!

  1. Climate Change

Climate change is one of the priorities mentioned in the III EU-CELAC Summit, as well as in Chapter 2 of the Bi-regional Action Plan. The EU-LAC Foundation promotes meeting spaces for dialogue and reflection with non-governmental actors of reference to enrich and strengthen the intergovernmental process that seeks answers to the challenges faced by societies in both regions. Read more!

  1. Culture

The cultural ties between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean are the basis of the Strategic Partnership between the two regions. Cultural ties and the recognition of the value of the cultural fabric of the two regions have been frequently mentioned in the Declarations of bi-regional meetings. The EU-LAC Foundation aims to strengthen the role of culture in the framework of the relations between the two regions. Read more!

  1. Multilateralism and Bi-Regional Association

In order to jointly address current international circumstances and new global challenges, the EU-LAC Foundation meets with key partners to review the advantages and potential of the EU-CELAC bi-regional strategic partnership. The Foundation promotes multilateralism as the viable architecture, from a perspective of shared values, problems and solutions within bi-regional relations. Read more!