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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


The EUinLAC Team announces the forthcoming publication of the scientific book: "The Redefinition of the EU Presence in Latin America and the Caribbean", edited by Gian Luca Gardini (Peter Lang, 2023, with the Support of the Erasmus+ Programme). This book provides and original contribution to explo...

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The EUinLAC team is delighted to announce the publication of: "Learning and Teaching EU-Latin America and the Caribbean Relations. An open educational resource" (FAU University Press, 2023, with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme). This is a full open access bilingual teaching tool to plan and d...

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We are pleased to announce that the EUinLAC Jean Monnet Project is hosting two conferences in Italy: Wednesday, 29.03.2023, from 9.00 to 16.00 at the Ca' Foscari University of Venice (Ca 'Bernardo, Hall B): The Redefinition of the EU Presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. Thursday, 30.03...

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In brief videos (English and Spanish) we introduce our excellent academic staff. The Jean Monnet Research Project “The reconfiguration of the EU presence in Latin America"  – in short: @EUinLAC – brings together an interdisciplinary team of young and established scholars, balanced in gender and ...

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