Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly


The Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly (EuroLat) is a trans-national body of 150 Parliamentarians from Europe and Latin America. It was established in 2006 to bolster EU-Latin American relations. It was described by Benita Ferrero-Waldner, the European Union's External Relations Commissioner, as "one of the key bodies in ensuring fruitful cooperation between our two regions."

map of the EU and Latin America

Organisation


EuroLat is led by a Co-Presidency, the current European Co-President is Ramón Jáuregui Atondo and the Latin American Co-President is José Leonel Vasquéz Búcaro (of El Salvador, Parlacen). There are 14 Co-Vice Presidents, again equally split. The Co-Presidents and the Co-Vice Presidents form the Executive Bureau, the managing body. EuroLat has four standing committees: Political, Security and Human Rights Affairs; Economic, Financial and Trade Affairs; Committee on Social Affairs, Youth and Children, Human Exchanges, Education and Culture and Committee on Sustainable Development, Environment, Energy Policy, Research, Innovation and Technology. There can be a maximum of 2 temporary committees or working groups.

Members


The 150 members are split equally between European and Latin American members, currently drawn from the following bodies;

Executive Bureau Members from European Parliament;

Executive Bureau Members from Latin America;

  • José Manuel Vásquez Búcaro (Parlacen, El Salvador)
  • Elías Ariel Castillo Gonzalez (Parlatino, Panamá)
  • Jorge Pizarro Soto (JPC Eu-Chile)
  • Rabindranath Salazar Solorio (JPC EU-Mexico)
  • María de los Angeles Higonet (Parlatino, Argentina)
  • Doreen Javier Ibarra (Parlasur, Uruguay)
  • José Pedro de la Cruz (Parlandino, Ecuador)
  • Diego Aquino Acosta Rojas (Parlacen, Dominican Republic)