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.

Project Summary:

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



The official launch of the Jean Monnet Project “The Reconfiguration of the EU presence in Latin America and the Caribbean” took place end of February. The insights on our research project and the academics behind EU in LAC were moderated by our coordinator Prof. Gian Luca Gardini of the Friedrich-A...

At the beginning of 2019, EU-Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) relations, although cordial as always, seemed to have reached a stalemate. By the beginning of 2020, the prospects for a relaunch of EU-LAC relations were surprisingly promising. At the EU level, the 2019 new strategy for Latin America a...