Giving focus to the Cultural, Scientific and Social Dimension of EU - CELAC relations

WP2 Transectorial Pathways


EULAC Focus intends to propose a new strategic and more focused framework for the cultural, scientific and social dimension of EU-CELAC relations. These three dimensions are intertwined by common challenges. Therefore, research into them must be cross fertilized by “Cross-cutting / trans-sectorial research pathways”. In principle, these cross-cutting issues will be classified as migration and mobility, inclusion and inequality, diversity, and sustainability (Migration and mobility are considered two different – even if unrelated - issues in accordance with the current EU approach since November 2011;

However, from a political perspective, migration, which, in fact, touches and encompasses all these issues, is gaining an ever-greater prominence, in particular from a EU perspective, in the EU–CELAC framework (EU-CELAC Structured Dialogue on Migration) as well as in general. Indeed, the European Council conclusions of June 2014 stress that migration policies need to become a stronger integral part of the Union's external and development policies through intensifying cooperation with third countries, while also calling for improving the link between the EU's external and internal policies (including research policy). Recent estimates putting at 72 million the international migrant population in Europe, and expectations that this number will increase in the future, due to economic, demographic and political factors, strengthen the importance to be given the European Council conclusions.



6th EULAC-Focus project event in Santiago, Chile, 4th -6th December 2018 more

5th EULAC-Focus project event in Vienna, Austria, 5th -7th June 2018 more

The Cross-cutting Pathways of EU-CELAC Relations - Vienna meeting, 7 June 2018 more

Interview with Dr Peter Birle of IAI: Cross-Cutting Pathways and Research Strategies more

WP2 - Cross-cutting Topics Update more

Interview with Dr. Barbara Göbel: Objectives and topics of EULAC Focus more





Analysis of EU-CELAC Collaboration in Science, Technology and Innovation more

Literature repository on EU-CELAC cultural relations more

Mapping and Analysis of Academic Networks and Mobility Schemes between the EU and LAC more

Synthesis Report on Cross-Cutting Topics - Mobility, Inequality, Diversity and Sustainability in the EU-CELAC relations more

Nuevos enfoques sobre las relaciones entre la Unión Europea y América Latina more


Hot Topic - Impacto esperado para WP4 y WP5 del proyecto EU LAC Focus more

TV Debate on HispanTV more

Nature Index cites the results of the EULAC_FOCUS on the importance of Open Access movement and how this is being commercialized more

Trabajo decente y diálogo social  more