The main political cooperation framework between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean, in the migration sector, is the Structured and Comprehensive Dialogue on Migration, first proposed in the EU/LAC Summit of Lima in 2008 , and launched on June 2009.
This Dialogue is part of the EU Global Approach on Migration and Mobility (GAMM) , the EU’s overarching policy framework for relations with third countries or regions in the area of migration. One of its aims is to reinforce the EU's external dimension as regards the migratory phenomenon.
Up to date, the EU-CELAC Structured and Comprehensive Dialogue has held seven High Level Meetings co-chaired by the EU and CELAC:
The VIII EU-CELAC high Level meeting on Migration was held in Brussels on 26th-27th November 2013 under the Lithuanian Presidency addressing policies for the protection and integration of migrants as well as the fight against all forms of discrimination, racism and xenophobia.
The main regional EU-funded project in this field is "Strengthening the dialogue between the EU and LAC to establish management models on migration and development policies" carried out jointly by the International Organization for Migration and the Spanish public entity Fundación Internacional y para Iberoamérica de Administración y Políticas Públicas (FIIAPP) and covers a wide range of issues which include data collection, capacity building and the promotion of remittances.