EGMONT – The Royal Institute for International Relations is an independent think-tank based in Brussels. Drawing on the expertise of its own research fellows, as well as that of external specialists, both Belgian and foreign, it provides analysis and policy options that are meant to be as operational as possible.

IRELAC has been associated with Egmont since 2014, with which it is co-organizing researches and seminars related to the academic and scientific cooperation with the CELAC region, and in particular ensures the follow-up of the bi-regional Academic Summit held in Brussels and in Egmont in June 2015 with an informal Think-tank on Innovation and Science Diplomacy with Egmont and the Belgian Federal Science Policy Office as well as on Social and Solidary Economy with the Belgian association “Pour la Solidarité”.