EU - Latin America

At the most recent Summits of Heads of State and Government, the European Union Member States and the Latin American countries committed themselves to reinforcing the existing strategic partnership between the European Union and Latin America.

DG REGIO have established regional policy dialogues with Brazil (2007), Argentina (2012), Chile (2010), Peru (2013), Mexico (2014), SICA (2015) and Colombia (2015).

The different dialogues address, inter alia, exchanges of information and practices on policies aiming at economic, social and territorial cohesion; on setting up and implementing regional policy; on multi-level governance and partnership issues.

Principal among the fields of activity of EU regional policy that are of interest to Latin American countries, are cross-border cooperation and inter-regional cooperation, regional innovation and competitiveness and sustainable urban development.

Report: Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean : sharing experiences in regional development policies PDF EN ES PT