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.



WP2 - Cross-cutting Topics Update more

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







First hot topic web conference now live more


WP4 Scientific Dimension Update more

The EULAC-FOCUS 3rd partner event took place in Quito, 29-31 March 2017 more

WP2 - Cross-cutting Topics Update more

Hot Topics more

WP5 - Social Dimension Update more

EULAC-FOCUS Public meeting in Quito on 29 March will be streamed live more

Proyecto EU-LAC Focus - sesión abierta Quito "Diversidad y Desigualdades: desafíos para las relaciones Unión Europea-CELAC" more

3rd EULAC-Focus project event in Quito, Ecuador, 29 March - 1st April 2017 more