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Ordinary meetings

Meeting of 17 April 2019 (Strasbourg)

The meeting will include a presentation on the upcoming Joint communication to the European Parliament and the Council: European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean: joining forces for a common future to EU-LAC countries, by:
  • Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

High Level Seminar - Monday, 18 February 2019, 15.00 - 18.30

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HIGH LEVEL SEMINAR:

Veinte años de relaciones entre la Unión Europea y América Latina. Un futuro por hacer
Twenty years of EU-Latin America relations. Building a future.

Monday, 18 February 2019
15.00 - 18.30
room: Paul-Henri Spaak (PHS) 4 B 001

Meeting of 12 September 2018 (Strasbourg)

The agenda item included:

4. Exchange of views on the outcome and follow-up of the EU-CELAC 2nd Foreign Ministers meeting on 16-17 July 2018 in Brussels with H.E. Julia Villatoro, Ambassador of the Mission of El Savador to the EU and Ms Edita Hrdá, Managing Director for the Americas, European External Action Service (EEAS)

5. Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) - 11th Ordinary Plenary Session:

· State of play of the preparations for the 11th Ordinary Plenary Session of the Assembly, and the meetings of the Standing Committees, the Executive Bureau, the Working Group on Security, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism, Civil Society and Women Forum on 17-20 September 2018 in Vienna (Austria)


Meeting of 12 July 2018 (Brussels)

The meeting agenda included:

3. Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) - 11th Ordinary Plenary Session on 17-20 September 2018 in Vienna (Austria):
  • State of play of the preparations for the 11th Ordinary Plenary Session of the Assembly, and the meetings of the Standing Committees, the Executive Bureau, the Working Group on Security, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism, Civil Society and Women Forum

  • Consideration of the draft agenda and the general programme for the plenary session
  • Presentation of the standing committees' documents and activities
  • Work progress of EuroLat's Working Group on Security, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism, Civil Society and Women's Forum
4. Exchange of views with Ms Edita Hrdá, Managing Director for the Americas, European External Action Service (EEAS), on the 2nd EU-CELAC ministerial meeting on 16-17 July 2018 in Brussels



Meeting of 13 June 2018 (Strasbourg)

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The agenda item included:

Exchange of views on EU-Latin America cooperation on international parental child abduction, with
  • Elisabeth Morin-Chartier MEP, European Parliament Coordinator on Children's Rights and Chair-in-Office of the College of Quaestors
  • Ines Cherichi, magistrate, French central legal service
  • Karlijne Van Bree, lawyer, Belgian central legal service


Meeting of the Enlarged Bureau (in camera) of 30 May 2018 (Strasbourg)

The DLAT Enlarged met on

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 (Strasbourg)
16.00 - 18.00
room: Salvador de Madariaga (SDM) S 5


The meeting was held in camera.

High Level Seminar: STARTUP EUROPE LATIN AMERICA, 19 March 2018 (Brussels)

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At the High Level Seminar STARTUP EUROPE LATIN AMERICA, panelists presented the different aspects of activities of Startup Europe Latam Assembly. Startup is a cluster of startups, corporations, entrepreneurs, universities, policy-makers and public administrations to strengthen the relationships between the European and Latin American startup ecosystems.

The Startup Europe LATAM Assembly has the support of the European Commission (Startup Europe) to achieve the objective of creating a truly transatlantic entrepreneurial ecosystem by

• Developing effective bridges for collaboration among regional ecosystems.
• Boosting cross-regional learning and transfer, supporting growth and closing the gap between Europe and LATAM.
• Facilitating the exchange between startups and scaleups from both regions.
• Fostering entrepreneur friendly socio-political environments for startups;
• Increasing visibility of both ecosystems and facilitating access for startups to European and LATAM markets and investors.

Meeting of 14 March 2018 (Strasbourg)

The meeting included:

4. Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat): state of play of the preparations of the forthcoming meetings of the four Standing Committees, the Executive Bureau, the Working Group on Security, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism, Civil Society and the EuroLat Women's Forum on 3-6 April 2018 in Panama City (Panama)

5. Exchange of views with Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade on trade-related aspects of EU-LAC relations


Meeting of 17 January 2018 (Strasbourg)

The meeting included:

4. Exchange of views with Arnaldo Abruzzini, CEO of Eurochambres, on the recommendations of the Business Forum between the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) on 12th October 2017 in Mexico City

5. Exchange of views with Mário Soares (EESC), President of the Latin America Follow-up Committee, on the final declaration of the 9th Meeting of European Union, Latin American and Caribbean Organised Civil Society on 3rd and 4th October 2017 in Panama City, Panama


Meeting of 15 November 2017 (Strasbourg)

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The meeting included an exchange of views with:

  • Dilma Rousseff, Former President of the Federative Republic of Brazil

Exchange of views on the state of play of the EU-LAC Strategic Biregional Partnership and perspectives for the holding of the III EU-CELAC Summit:

· Mr Peter Schwaiger, Head Task Force EU CELAC Summit, Americas, of the European External Action Service (EEAS)

· H.E. Julia Emma Villatoro Tario, Ambassador of the Republic of El Salvador to the EU



High Level Seminar on Monday, 6 November 2017 (Brussels)

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DLAT in cooperation with the EuroamericA Foundation organised a high level seminar on "The future is today: The EU and the Americas facing a unique opportunity" on

Monday, 6 November 2017
14.30 - 18.30
room: Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 3 E 2

The High-Level Seminar aimed to highlight, with the participation of high ranking personalities from both sides of the Atlantic, the advances and challenges that both regions face, such as the fight against climate change, human rights, cooperation in innovation, science and technology, or trade agreements between EU-LAC, as well as the transfer of business knowledge.

Meeting of 13 September 2017 (Strasbourg)

The meeting included

  • Exchange of views on the state of play of the preparations for the 10th Ordinary Plenary Session of the EuroLat Assembly, and the meetings of the Standing Committees, the Executive Bureau, the Working Group on Security, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism, Civil Society and Women Forum on 18-21 September 2017 in San Salvador (El Salvador)
  • In camera briefing and recommendations by Mr. Manuel Rodriguez Vico, Head of the Crisis Cell

Meeting of 5 July 2017 (Strasbourg)

The meeting included
  • Exchange of views with Peter Schwaiger, Head Task Force EU CELAC Summit, Americas, of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on the state of play of the preparations of the EU-CELAC summit on 26-27 October 2017 in San Salvador (El Salvador)
  • Evaluation and follow up of the meetings of the EuroLat Standing Committees, the Executive Bureau, the Working Group on Security, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism, Civil Society and Women Forum on 22-24 May 2017 in Florence (Italy).
  • Exchange of views on the state of play of the preparations for the 10th EuroLat Ordinary Plenary Session, the meetings of the Standing Committees, the Executive Bureau, the Working Group on Security, Organised and Transnational Crime and Terrorism, Civil Society and Women Forum on 18-21 September 2017 in San Salvador (El Salvador).

Meeting of 24 April 2017 (Brussels)

The meeting included an exchange of views on "Fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated
(IUU) fishing with particular reference to EU-LAC countries", with:
  • Ms Desirée Kjolsen and Mr Gonzalo Herrera-Dominguez, European Commission, DG MARE (Directorate for International Ocean Governance and Sustainable Fisheries) .
The delegation addressed the state of play of preparations for the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) to be held on 22-24 May 2017 in Florence, Italy: the forthcoming meetings of the four Standing Committees; the Executive Bureau; the Working Group on Organized Violence, Security and Terrorism; EuroLat-Civil Society and Women's Forum.

Meeting of 20 March 2017 (Brussels)

Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary General of SEGIB (Ibero-American General Secretariat) gave a presentation on the results of the latest XXV Ibero-American summit held on 28-29 October 2016 in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia).

An exchange of views was held on the implications for LAC countries of the recent EC communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future, with:
  • Jolita Butkeviciene, Director, DG DEVCO (European Commission's Directorate-General for International cooperation and Development)
  • Roland Schaefer, Deputy Managing Director for the Americas, EEAS (European External Action Service)
  • Seb Dance, rapporteur of ENVI committee
  • Enrique Guerrero Salom, DEVE rapporteur on EU-LAC development cooperation
  • Agustín Diaz de Mera, chair of DEVE working group D (Latin America)
  • Rebeca Grynspan, for a SEGIB's viewpoint.

Meeting of 15 February 2017 (Strasbourg)

Points addressed in the meeting:
  • the election of the delegation's 4th vice-chair;

  • an exchange on the European Investment Bank's activities with Latin American countries, with:
    - Román Escolano, Vice-President of the European Investment Bank;

  • an exchange of views on the foreseeable impact of the new US Administration on Latin America and on EU-LAC relations, with:
    - Edita Hrda, Managing Director for the Americas, EEAS (European External Action Service);

  • a presentation by Professor Fernando A. Iglesias of the Campaign for a Latin American Criminal Court for Transnational Organised Crime.

Meeting of 25 January 2017 (Brussels)

The meeting included an exchange of views on the role of the OAS and the state of play of a number of political processes in the American Continent (Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, the incoming new US Administration, etc.), with:
  • with Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS).

Meeting of 26 October 2016 (Strasbourg)

The meeting included an exchange of views on cooperation in the field of aviation and air safety with
particular reference to EU-LAC countries, with:
  • Patrick Ky, Executive Director of EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency)
  • Marian-Jean Marinescu, EP rapporteur (Committee on Transport and Tourism).

The meeting also followed up on the Ninth Ordinary Plenary Session of the Assembly, and of the meetings of the Standing Committees, the Executive Bureau, the Working Group on Migration Issues, Civil Society and the Women's Forum, 19-22 September 2016 in Montevideo (Uruguay).

Meeting of 14 September 2016 (Strasbourg)

The meeting included:
  • an exchange of views with Eamon Gilmore, the HR/VP's Special Envoy for the Peace Process in Colombia
  • a description of preparations for the Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) Ninth Ordinary Plenary Session.