European Commission / Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) ADELANTE 2

April 11, 2022


The European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) is responsible for formulating the European Union’s international partnership and development policy, with the ultimate goal to reduce poverty, ensure sustainable development, and promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law across the world.

To achieve this goal, DG INTPA uses a variety of aid modalities and instruments, including Triangular Cooperation, harnessing the full potential of the international partnerships inherent to this modality.

In this context, an important step for the European Union / DG INTPA has been the creation of ADELANTE, a programme with a special focus on Triangular Cooperation as a modality, which in itself is a completely innovative approach. ADELANTE aims to contribute to fulfilling the 2030 Agenda and to promote more inclusive and sustainable development. This is achieved through modern approaches to Triangular Cooperation between Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean

Funding Mechanisms

During the first phase of ADELANTE, implemented between 2015 and 2020, the programme launched a call for proposals through which eight triangular cooperation projects were co-financed. Projects involved 93 organizations from 22 countries in Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. Building on the lessons learnt during the first phase, in 2021 the European Commission launched ADELANTE 2.

In order to maximize the potential of Triangular Cooperation, ADELANTE 2 is structured around three components, two of which being triangular cooperation funding mechanisms:

1. ADELANTE Triangular Cooperation Window: European Union – Latin America and the Caribbean (operational support component).

The ADELANTE Window is a co-financing facility with a demand-driven approach, which seeks to mobilise and channel resources towards partnerships or alliances between entities in Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. These reflect the Triangular Cooperation modality and aim to fulfil the 2030 Agenda. Detailed information on the first three annual windows (Window 2021, Window 2022, and Window 2023) can be found throughout this website, as well as on each of the co-financed Triangular Cooperation Initiatives.

›› ADELANTE Window General Information

2. Six Triangular Cooperation funds for the co-financing of triangular cooperation projects between stakeholders in Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean (institutional support component).

These funds have been established between the EU and Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Uruguay and provide innovative responses to the region’s challenges in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda to achieve the SDGs.

›› Triangular Cooperation Funds General Information

In addition to these two financing mechanisms, ADELANTE has a third component, the analytical support component, that aims to develop studies and public policy analysis to assess the impact of Triangular Cooperation between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean, and reflect on how to add more value. To this end, the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) will be consulted, thanks to its expertise as the leading think-tank and expert institution in South-South and Triangular Cooperation in Latin America.

The implementation of ADELANTE since 2021 across these three components is further proof of the European Union’s commitment to strengthening its partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean, a region characterized by its diversity and multiple development realities. It is precisely this rich diversity that has made the region a benchmark for exploring the potential for dialogue and the exchange of knowledge and experience, for which Triangular Cooperation is a particularly relevant and effective modality.

For more information, please visit the Adelante2 website below, or contact