Who we are
The Delegation of the European Union to Colombia: what it does, what it hopes to achieve and its staff.
What we do
The role of the Delegation of the European Union to Colombia
The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty on December 1, 2009, also meant the launch of the European External Action Service. A change that implied that the Delegation of the European Commission became in 2011 the Delegation of the European Union in Colombia, with diplomatic embassy status as well as an Ambassador who is the official representative of the European Union in Colombia.
The European Union's external actions have traditionally focused on three main fronts: trade policy, development cooperation and the political dimension. These elements offer valuable instruments for implementing a plausible foreign policy in the areas of diplomacy, economics and trade. However, in order to adapt the European Union's external policies and priorities to contemporary challenges, the defense of human rights, the preservation of international peace and security and the prevention of conflicts - including internal conflicts - are fundamental objectives of European Union foreign policy.
Activities and Sections
The activities of the Delegation in Colombia include:
- Representation of the European Union before the national authorities of Colombia.
- Coordination with the Embassies of the European Union Member States accredited in Colombia.
- Cooperation with public entities and civil society organizations represented in Colombia.
- Trade promotion through the trade agreement between Colombia and the European Union.
- Direct humanitarian aid through ECHO offices.
- Information through our communication section, website and social networks.
Our office has the following sections:
- Head of Delegation.
- Political, Press and Information Section.
- Commercial Section.
- Cooperation Section.
- Finance and Contracts Section.
- Administration Section.