Cimeiras UE-CELAC

The regional summit between the EU and the Community of Latin America and Caribbean states (CELAC) bring together European, Latin American and Caribbean leaders to strengthen relations between both regions. These summits are the main forums for dialogue and cooperation between Europe, and Latin American and Caribbean states.

These summit meetings represent an extension of the EU-Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) summits that had been held since 1999. In 2010, at the summit held in Mexico, 33 LAC countries decided to merge the Rio Group and the CALC (Summit of Latin America and the Caribbean on Development and Cooperation) into one forum: the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

3rd EU-CELAC Summit, Brussels (Belgium), 17-18 July 2023

This EU-CELAC Summit of Heads of State and Government took place in Brussels on 17 and 18 July 2023, when Spain holds the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

For this purpose, the Eurolat Bureau agreed at its Meeting on 3 July 2023 on a joint Message of the Eurolat Co-Chairs, Javi López and Oscar Dário Pérez, to address this summit.

The message focuses on the relaunch of EU-CELAC relations, the importance of concluding pending bilateral trade and association agreements, on revitalizing multilateralism, the strict compliance with international law and respect for the resolutions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, on stepping up the efforts to overcome the consequences of the multiple crisis (inflation, food security, health, migration and energy) and intensifying measures to counter climate change.

The two Co-Chairs highlight the importance of regularly holding EU-CELAC Summits of Heads of State and Government to strengthen the Bi-regional Strategic Association on common themes and priorities that allow improving the lives of citizens.

3rd EU-CELAC Ministerial Meeting, Buenos Aires (Argentina), 27 October 2022

EU-CELAC informal meeting, Berlin (Germany), 14 December 2020

2nd EU-CELAC Ministerial Meeting, Brussels (Belgium), 16-17 July 2018

1st EU-CELAC Ministerial Meeting, Santo Domingo (Dom. Republic), 25-26 October 2016

2nd EU-CELAC Summit, Brussels (Belgium), 10-11 June 2015

1st EU-CELAC Summit, Santiago (Chile), 26-27 January 2013

6th EU-LAC Summit, Madrid (Spain), 18 May 2010

5th EU-LAC Summit, Lima (Peru), 16 May 2008

4th EU-LAC Summit, Vienna (Austria), 12 May 2006

3rd EU-LAC Summit, Guadalajara (Mexico), 2 May 2004

2nd EU-LAC Summit, Madrid (Spain), 4 May 2002

1st EU-LAC Summit, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), 29 June 1999