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Copenhagen Initiative for Central America and Mexico


The Copenhagen Initiative for Central American and Mexico works to promote Human Rights, democratisation and sustainable development.

CIFCA was founded in 1991 as a diverse network of European movements and organisations that promote solidarity between the peoples of Central America, Mexico and Europe.

The network aims to promote participatory European policies that contribute to respect the human rights, democracy and fair and sustainable development in the region, with a holistic view of human rights.

CIFCA monitors, analyses and promotes opportunities for dialogue between the EU and groups excluded from political and economic power, in defence of their rights and their requests regarding relations between the EU and Central America and Mexico.

CIFCA advocates with the European public authorities, reminding them of their obligations to respect, protect and guarantee human rights.

CIFCA promotes consultation and participation for those affected by EU policies, so that they can be heard and make proposals.

The network also supports initiatives to monitor the impact of trade agreements as a basis for proposing alternatives.

CIFCA encourages its membership to act and seek alliances with other civil society actors in Central America, Mexico and Europe.

For more information, please contact Marta Ibero .

News from Cifca

The strategic EU-CELAC relationship: Pending assessment

ACT Alliance EU and CIFCA networks are pleased to share an analysis on the results of the last EU-CELAC Heads of State Summit, which took place last June in Brussels; in view of the different events organised around the Summit.


La Relación Estratégica UE-CELAC: Un balance pendiente

Las redes ACT Alliance EU y CIFCA se complacen en compartir un análisis sobre los resultados de la pasada Cumbre de Jefes de Estado UE-CELAC, que tuvo lugar en junio pasado, en Bruselas; teniendo asimismo en cuenta los diferentes eventos organizados alrededor de la cumbre.


The Duty of Due Diligence in Eradicating Feminicide/Femicide.

Recommendations from civil society on violence against women and feminicide /femicide for the EU-CELAC Summit


CSW, CIFCA and ACT Alliance EU inputs to the EU-CELAC Summit 2015

CSW, CIFCA and ACT Alliance EU networks working on both the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), we present this position paper for the upcoming EU-CELAC Summit on 10-11 June 2015 to raise issues that we strongly urge decisionmakers from both continents to be included in the summit’s discussions and outcomes. We call on all participants in the Summit to continue to strive for sustained economic growth solely whilst protecting and promoting human rights, rule of law, social equity and inclusion, especially of themost vulnerable groups, in the two regions.


Social movements Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty Against Corporate-led Trade promoted at the European and Latin American Summit

A broad coalition of social movements from Latin America and Europe organise three days of mobilisation (8-10 June) in Brussels and Strasbourg to mark the EU-CELAC Summit (10-11 June). The broad coalition aims at strengthening and giving visibility to existing resistances and struggles taking place in the two regions. Furthermore, they highlight new initiatives, which move away from the trade and investment architecture promoted by multinational corporations.