Renewing the Relationship Between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean: Towards a Joint Agenda for Multilateral and Interregional Change?

06 December 2023

The Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second semester of 2023 has been a unique opportunity to rethink the bi-regional partnership between the European Union (EU) and the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.

This Policy-Research Dialogue brings together practitioners and scholars of EU-LAC relations to debate key advances and challenges. Two thematic panels will provide a platform for a comprehensive discussion, exchange of insights, sharing of perspectives, and offering recommendations. The first panel contextualises the interregional relationship in a changing global order, and the second panel zooms in on bi-regional policy cooperation.

Organising institutions

Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union

United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS)

Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven

Recherche et Études en Politique Internationale (REPI), Université libre de Bruxelles


Programme committee

Frank Mattheis (UNU-CRIS)

Bruno Luciano (REPI/ULB & UNU-CRIS)

Gustavo Gayger Muller (KU Leuven)

Anna Ayuso (CIDOB)



6 December 2023




Permanent Representation of Spain to the European Union

Rue Ducale 89, 1000 Brussels



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This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 101034324