16 July 2010. Issue 35 of the "ESPI Perspectives" series examines the possible future areas of cooperation between the EU and Latin American countries in space activities, providing recommendations on how the two sides might build over the existing foundations.
Relations between the EU and Latin America are changing. At the last EU-LAC Summit in May 2010, the approach defined by the Commission was towards innovation and technology for sustainable development and social inclusion in a bi-regional association. Latin America is a strategic partner for the EU and in the fight against climate change, poverty reduction and drug trafficking. This paper argues that improving regional space cooperation would directly support current EU strategy towards the region and illustrates some of the ways space assets could contribute to existing bi-regional programmes.
Bernardo R. Dos Santos, the author of “ESPI Perspectives 35”
Bernardo R. dos Santos is currently working as an Executive Office Assistant for the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) hosted by ESPI. He holds an M.A. in political science from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, where he also worked as an assistant researcher from 2003 to 2007, and an M.A. in European Studies from the University of Tübingen. His contribution to the ESPI Perspectives series was prepared during his recent tenure as an ESPI visiting researcher.