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  • Summit Dossier

    Surrounding the I EU-CELAC Summit in Santiago de Chile, a series of events 

    took place over the last months to provide input for the Summit of Heads of 

    State and Government. The EU-LAC Foundation has compiled a dossier 

    of the resulting documents.  

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    Summit Dossier
  • What we do

    The EU-LAC Foundation organises its activities around four interrelated work programmes: 

    checlCONNECT: Effective and visible participation of civil society.

    checl EXPLORE: Developing a joint and evolving global vision and shared strategy.

    checl VENTURE: Dynamising the bi-regional partnership.

    checlCOMMUNICATE: Providing visibility and understanding of the EU-LAC Partnership.

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    What we do
  • Mission

    checl Connecting the intergovernmental process with the business, academic, and social sector, as well as, in a broad and general manner, the civil society of both regions.

    checl Promoting the development of a joint and evolving global vision and a shared strategy in both regions.

    checl Dynamising the bi-regional strategic partnership by giving impulses to the formulation and implementation of policies and agendas.

    checl Disseminating knowledge to improve the mutual understanding and visibility of both regions and the bi-regional partnership itself.

    Mission
  • Vision

    Our aspiration is for the economic and socio-cultural partnership between the countries of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean to reach a sustainable dynamism, built upon the achievement of mutual benefits for the societies of both regions, with common values such as:

    checl Democracy and the rule of law.

    checl Respect for personal dignity and rights.

    checl Tolerance.

    checl Inclusive and cohesive societies.

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    Vision

 

New Call: Study on Gender in EU-LAC Relations

Call for Manifestations of Interest: Study on "Gender in the Relations between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean: State of the Art and Opportunities for Bi-Regional Cooperation"

Reflection Forum: “Latin America and the Caribbean in a Context of Change: Opportunities and Challenges for the EU”

About one hundred academics, politicians and the diplomatic corps gathered on March 6 to discuss, under the auspices of the EU-LAC Foundation and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) on “Latin America and the Caribbean in the context of changes: Opportunities and challenges for the EU.” The forum, held at the Representation of the city-state of Hamburg in Berlin, was inaugurated by the President of the EU-LAC Foundation, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, and counted with Enrique Iglesias, the Ibero-American Secretary, as a guest of honour. The interventions of Ferrero-Waldner and Iglesias were preceded by welcoming remarks of the Secretary of State of the Senate of Hamburg, Wolfgang Schmidt, and the Secretary of State of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Stephan Steinlein.

Report on Data Gaps on Gender Equality

The EU-LAC Foundation and its partners launch conclusions of online forum on Data Gaps on Gender Equality.

Preparatory Seminar for the 2nd EU-LAC Academic Summit

The Preparatory Seminar for the 2nd EU-LAC Academic Summit organised by the Institute of Latin-American Studies at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA), with the support of the Romanian Ministry of Education, will be held between 26th and 27th May 2014 in Bucharest. 

Reflection Forum “Latin America and the Caribbean in a Context of Change: Opportunities and Challenges for the EU”


Benita Ferrero-Waldner with Enrique IglesiasThe EU-LAC Foundation is organising a Reflection Forum, entitled “Latin America and the Caribbean in a Context of Change: Opportunities and Challenges for the EU”, that will take place in Berlin on the 6th of March 2014. This informal political dialogue will be enriched by the valuable experiences of EEAS Secretary General Pierre Vimont and SEGIB Secretary General Enrique Iglesias.

First Semester 2014 Open Call for Research Projects Now Open

 

We are pleased to announce that the call for proposals for the First Semester 2014 Edition of the Open Call for Research Projects is now open until the 31 March 2014.

 

 

Civil Society Statement: Europe & Latin America should join efforts in the fight against femicide

In the framework of the Women's International Day, the European Parliament Group Greens/EFA, with the support of the following civil society organisations: ALOP, CIFCA, GRUPO SUR and OIDHACO, together with HEINRICH-BÖLL-STIFTUNG European Union, have organised in Brussels, at the European Parliament, a day dedicated to exploring solutions to end femicide in Europe and Latin America.

The 7th EU – Brazil Summit calls for promotion of bi-regional Strategic Partnership.

The 7th EU-Brazil Summit was held yesterday 24th February, in Brussels. This annual Summit was organised within the framework of the strategic partnership established between the European Union and Brazil in 2007.  

Among the main issues of bilateral cooperation comprising three key areas of mutual interest, economic development, foreign policy and global challenges, it was highlighted the importance of the bi-regional Strategic Partnership. 

The Wikigender Online Discussion on data gaps in gender equality closed with a debate on political participation

The Wikigender discussion about Data Gaps on Gender Equality was organised by the OECD in association with the EU-LAC Foundation, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the United Nations Foundation, Paris21 and HBSC.

In its third and final week, the online discussion was focused on Women's civic and political participation, regarding what type of data should be used to measure this kind of participation and how new technologies can be used to better map women’s collective action. 

"Summit Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities of the New Regionalisms"

The EU-LAC Foundation and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), together with FLACSO, have published the following work titled "Summit Diplomacy: Challenges and Opportunities of the New Regionalisms" as a result of a seminar held in February 2013 about the prospects for Summit diplomacy.

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