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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.

The persistence of the structural causes of poverty and inequality in Central America, together with the existence of weak institutions ensuring a fair and efficient administration of justice, make of Central America one of the most vulnerable and violent regions both politically and socially, particularly impacting on women and youth.

The ACT Alliance EU Advocacy Programme on Central America (PICA) closed at the end of 2017.

ACT Alliance EU worked to ensure that EU policies and instruments effectively contribute to the realization of human rights, peace and security, to justice and the reduction of corruption and violence in Central America.

Featured Resources

Report on EU support to the justice and security sectors in Guatemala and Honduras

ACT Alliance EU and CIFCA networks are pleased to share the new report: “Analysis on European Union security and coo... Read More

Newsletter #6: 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


Background note on EU support to the security sector in Central America

The note highlights the fact that both the definition and implementation of a European strategy in the area of security... Read More

Honduras: human and political rights in the general elections 2013

The report presents the main experiences and findings by the International Mission on human rights in the framework of t... Read More

Public Hearing in Bajo Aguán, Honduras

Public hearing on the human rights situation of the peasant communities in Bajo Aguán, May 28, 2012 in Tocoa, Honduras.... Read More