CIFCA was founded in 1991 as a diverse network of European civil society movements and organizations that promotes solidarity among Central America, Mexico and Europe. It aimed at promoting participatory European policies that contribute to the respect and protection of human rights, participatory democracy and sustainable and inclusive development in Central America and Mexico. Grupo Sur was a political alliance between European NGOs that share objectives and strategies for building solidarity alternatives for development aid between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean. Grupo Sur carries out awareness raising activities and advocacy work with the EU and its member states from a feminist and human rights perspective.
Mision and vision
What we do
The General Assembly is the network’s highest decision-making body and is composed by all members, with one vote each one. It elects the President and defines the political and strategic direction of the network. The General Assembly may establish Working Groups, depending on the areas and specific objectives defined by it.
The Executive Secretariat, based in Brussels, is responsible for coordinating the lobby strategies and the network’s internal work . It guarantees the achievement of the objectives and strategies established by the General Assembly and the Annual Work Plan.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed of seven directors, of which 6 belong to member organizations and one is an individual member, elected by the General Assembly. It monitors the work of the network and guides the Executive Secretariat in defining the network’s Strategic Plan and Work plan. It has the political responsibility to ensure the consistency of activities undertaken by the network.
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The EU-LAT Network is composed of 40 organizations from 12 European countries and individual members.
The EU-LAT Network is also a member of the Human Rights and Democracy Network (HRDN) an informal grouping of NGOs operating at the EU-level in the broader areas of human rights, democracy and conflict prevention.