EUROsociAL has further developed the establishment of strategic partnerships with key stakeholders to promote social cohesion. Among these Euro-Latin American strategic alliances we can highlight the relationship with the EU-LAC Foundation, the Development Centre of the OECD, ECLAC, the IDB and the Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the ILO.
The European Union-Latin America and Caribbean Foundation (EU-LAC Foundation) was created by the Heads of State and Government of the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in 2010. Its members are the countries of the EU and CELAC and the EU itself. The Foundation is a tool of the EU-CELAC association and its activities nurture intergovernmental dialogue, in line with the bi-regional Action Plan.
The Foundation's mission is to strengthen and promote the bi-regional strategic partnership, improving its visibility and encouraging the active participation of the respective civil societies.
The Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) helps developing countries and emerging economies to find innovative policy solutions to promote sustainable growth, reduce poverty and inequalities and improve peoples’ lives. It facilitates a political dialogue between governments, involving public, private and philanthropic players. The countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America participate as full members in the Centre, where they interact on equal terms with the members of the OECD.
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) is one of the five regional commissions of the United Nations and its headquarters are in Santiago, Chile. It was founded to contribute to the economic growth of Latin America, to coordinate actions aimed at its promotion and to strengthen economic relations between the countries themselves and with other nations of the world. Subsequently, its work was extended to the Caribbean countries and the objective of promoting social development was incorporated.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) works to improve the quality of life in Latin America and the Caribbean. It helps improve health, education and infrastructure by providing financial and technical support to countries that are working to reduce poverty and inequality. Its objective is to achieve development in a sustainable and climate-friendly manner. With a history that goes back to 1959, it is the main source of financing for the development of Latin America and the Caribbean. It offers loans, donations and technical assistance; and carries out extensive research. It maintains a firm commitment to achieving measurable results and the highest standards of integrity, transparency and accountability.
The Regional Office of the International Labour Organisation for Latin America and the Caribbean contributes to ensuring that women and men obtain decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equality, security and human dignity.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) is dedicated to the promotion of social justice, of internationally recognised human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission: social justice is essential for universal and permanent peace.