• Introduction
  • 1. Background to EU–LAC relations
  • •Two histories making up a strategic partnership
  • •American and EU/Caribbean relations
  • •Regional and institutional groups in the Latin American and Caribbean area
  • •Lexicon
  • 2. Current figures
  • 2.1. The European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean today
  • 2.2. EU–LAC trade and investment figures
  • 2.3. EU–LAC cooperation in figures
  • 3. The strategic partnership
  • 3.1. The Madrid May 2002 summit
  • 3.2. From Madrid to Guadalajara: the achievements
  • 3.2.1. Strengthening ties
  • 3.2.2. Developing regional cooperation
  • 3.2.3. Implementing bi-regional cooperation
  • 3.3. The challenges and objectives of the Guadalajara summit
  • 3.3.1. Discussion topics
  • 3.3.2. Participation of all actors in the bi-regional partnership: events in the margins of the Guadalajara summit
  • 4. Thematic challenges
  • 4.1. Social cohesion
  • 4.2. Respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law: shared values
  • 4.3. Promoting multilateralism
  • 4.4. Regional integration
  • 4.5. Enlargement of the European Union: an opportunity for its Latin America and Caribbean partners
  • 5. Bi-regional relations
  • 5.1. The EU and Mercosur
  • 5.2. The EU and the Andean Community
  • 5.3. The EU and Central America
  • 5.4. The EU and the Caribbean
  • 6. Bilateral relations
  • 6.1. The EU and Mexico
  • 6.2. The EU and Chile
  • 7. EU humanitarian aid to Latin America and the Caribbean: the work of ECHO
  • 7.1. Displaced peoples: Colombia and Mexico
  • 7.2. Natural disasters: Central America, Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia
  • 7.3. Dipecho: ECHO’s disaster prevention and preparedness programme
  • Conclusion