About us

IRELAC is the Interdisciplinary Institute for the Relations between European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is a non-profit research organization under Belgian law open to the universities, research organizations and individual experts in Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. It works as an interdisciplinary network of many universities and academic experts dealing with the relations between the two regions, especially focused upon analysing the bi-regional academic relations and cooperation. It provides an experimented expertise and analytic capacity on socio-economic and policy-oriented issues, especially on the macroeconomic development of the region and each country, the processes of regional integration, local development, social inclusion and gender equality, focusing on the interplay of economic, political, social and environmental issues.