Latin America – How to strengthen the relationship between the EU & local governments (2015)
28 October 2015
Decentralised cooperation with Latin America goes back to the 1980s. At that time, the region was involved in an important process of transformation and considerable democratic progress was made in many countries, in which local governments played an important part.
Since then cooperation between Latin American and European municipalities has mainly been based on support for decentralisation and the recognition of municipal independence and governability, together with the strengthening of powers and social and political leadership.