BRIDGE: Building Rights and Developing Knowledge between UE and LA

  • Beltrame de Moura, Aline (PI)
  • Arevalo Ramirez, Walter Orlando (CoI)
  • Cunha Rodrigues, Nuno (CoI)
  • Campuzano, Beatriz (CoI)
  • Posenato, Naiara (CoI)
  • Bordin, Fernando (CoI)
  • Becerra-Ramírez, Manuel (CoI)
  • Negro, Sandra (CoI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The consortium of European and Latin American universities aims to promote the study and research on European integration in Latin America in order to build bridges of dialogue and exchange of best practices between regions. Specifically, it seeks to promote debate and reflection on the process of integration of the European Union and its relations with Latin American countries through the creation of an open access journal, the constant feeding of information in the Observatory of European Affairs, the holding of an annual monograph contests for young researchers and the promotion of courses and events in the participating countries. The Journal, called “Direito e Políticas na União Europeia/Law and Policy in the European Union”, will be specialized in European affairs - something new in Latin America. The Journal
will publish scientific articles in the English, Spanish and Portuguese languages. Articles will be the result of research conducted by the project partners and presented at the events promoted by the Network, as well as the submissions received and evaluated by a double blind review process by the Editorial Board of the Journal. The Journal will be published every six months, totalizing 6 editions over the 3 years of the
project. Each magazine will have its own theme and a section for general topics. Access to the Journal will be open to the public, with editions available on the project website. Network meetings will host the debate and presentation of studies that will later be the subject of thematic dossiers of the Journal.

For the 6 editions, the following themes are expected:
- EU-Latin America trade and investment relations
- Migration and Citizenship in the EU
- Dialogues on economic and sustainable development between EU and third countries
- Democracy and the protection of human rights in the EU
- European private international law and international judicial cooperation
- Regional Policy on Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence

In addition to making the Journal available, the project website (available in English, Spanish and Portuguese) will feature an Observatory of European Affairs, with its own ISSN, where news, brief comments and relevant and current insights on project themes will be published. The content of the Observatory will be produced by the partners and researchers participating in the project and open for submission by other interested parties. The website will also publish the winning monograph for each year and papers selected in Call for Papers for Seminars held at the European universities. In order to foster research on European Union-related issues among young researchers in Latin America, the project will also feature an annual EU-related monograph contest entitled “Prêmio Jean Monnet de Melhor Monografia sobre União Europeia” for young researchers (up to 30 years old) linked to some Latin American higher education institution with a prize of 1,000 euros for the best research and honorable mention to the second place. Annually, an evaluation panel will be formed, composed of 3 professors who will be responsible for the analysis of the works and indication of the classificatory order.
Effective start/end date9/1/208/31/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Main Funding Source

  • International


  • Europe
  • South America


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