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The EU and Latin and Central America

ACT Alliance EU members have a history of more than 30 years working and supporting communities in El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua. Today, these countries are among the poorest, the most unequal and violent in Latin America. This also means that disasters produced by climate change impacts them highly. The European Union is a relevant political and economic actor in the region and its policies and actions should contribute to positive change.

The ACT Alliance EU Advocacy Programme on Central America (PICA) closed at the end of 2017. It sought to monitor and influence EU policies in Central America to bring about transparent, democratic and participatory actions, thus contributing to the realisation of human rights, gender equality and the eradication of poverty in Central America. Our work focused in three main areas: peace, justice and security; sustainable development and climate justice and the space for civil society participation.

News Highlights

2024 EU Elections Manifesto for better civic space and civic dialogue

Civil society plays a prominent role in addressing our multiple societal challenges. We protect and promote fundamental... Read More

Joint letter to Commissioner Reynders underlining need for robust EU mandatory human rights & environmental corporat...

ACT Alliance EU joined 44 CSO's in signing a joint letter to Commissioner Reynders. The COVID-19 crisis has had and will... Read More

No civil society voice authorised at the 5th EU Africa Summit

Through an extensive coordination process, representatives of civil society organisations from both Africa and Europe ha... Read More

Press Release: ACT Alliance EU members launch joint programme in Guatemala

European faith-based organisations begin new cooperation programme in Guatemala   PRESS RELEASE  ... Read More

Newsletter #9: A glance at EU-Latin America relations

This newsletter has been written by ACT Alliance EU and CIFCA, with the aim of providing analysis and information on Eur... Read More

ACT Alliance stands with Guatemalan members in the face of threats to human rights defenders

27th February 2017 ACT Alliance stands in solidarity with its members in Guatemala and with Guatemalan human rights d... Read More


El Salvador Declaration of the Peoples of Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean

On September 7-8, 2017, CONCORD Europe and its Latin American partner Mesa de Articulación organised a Civil Socie... Read More

New Report! The Scandal of Inequality: the multiples faces of inequality in Latin America and the Caribbean

A new Christian Aid report, 'The Scandal of Inequality: the multiples faces of inequality in Latin America and the Carib... Read More

MEPs call for stronger support for Honduran activists following Cáceres murder

In this video from 2017, several Members of the European Parliament demand greater protection for women environmentalist... Read More