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Welcome to the Jean Monnet Project “The reconfiguration of the EU presence in Latin America (EUinLAC)”

EUinLAC is a Jean Monnet Research Project awarded to the university of Erlangen-Nuremberg under the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The project is led by Prof. Gian Luca Gardini, PhD and a research team composed of academics based in Germany, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Chile, Ecuador, and Brazil. The Jean Monnet Activities were launched by the European Commission to promote excellence in research and teaching on the European Union worldwide. Jean Monnet Actions aim to build bridges between academics, researchers and EU policymakers with an emphasis on the study of and research on EU integration and in understanding Europe’s place in a globalised world.



Summary of our Research Project:

The Jean Monnet Project “The Reconfiguration of the EU presence in Latin America and the Caribbean (EUinLAC)” analyses EU-LAC relations in a challenging and fast-changing global scenario. This includes COVID-19, BREXIT, a new EU Commission and a new US administration, the rise of China and other emerging powers, and the role of Germany. The project responds to three needs:

  • to boost teaching on the EU and its values against rising scepticism.
  • to raise awareness of the EU actual presence and action in Latin America.
  • to strengthen links between European and LAC civil societies, including expat communities.

The truly interdisciplinary and international team will address two crucial aspects of EU-LAC relations:

  • the role and foreign policy of key actors in the EU and LAC with the capacity of driving biregional relations, and
  • topical and innovative issues on the bi-continental agenda for a greener, more inclusive and prosperous future.

Please browse our posts and articles to know more about the Project’s expertise, activities and research. A more detailed description of our project, for example,  can be found here. You may also follow us on Twitter to keep informed on our events and activities: @EUinLAC


We would like to invite you to browse through our conference activities: Facebook (Ceremonia de Clausura IX Congreso de Estudios Europeos), Article (Homepage of the University of Concepción) and Twitter activities:

    We are pleased to share the program for tomorrow's conference, which includes three panels of the EUinLAC project:  Program of IX Congreso de Estudios Europeos The event will take place at the University of Concepción in Chile. We are looking forward to a successful conference...

Welcome back to the EUinLAC project about the redefinition of the presence of Europe in Latin America and the Caribbean!   We are pleased to announce an upcoming event of the Jean Monnet Project EUinLAC. After the (online) conference in Nuremberg, Germany in summer 2021, this year's conferenc...

The first conference of the Jean Monnet Research Project EUinLAC took place this Monday 21st of June, virtually hosted by the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany in cooperation with the University of Concepción in Chile. We discussed the presence and future of EU-LAC relations together with 16 experts ...

___ You will be able to follow the conference live via YouTube / Podrán seguir el evento en directo a través de YouTube: Panel 3 on june 28, 2021 at 18.00h (CET) in Spanish:   ___ Welcome ...