ADELANTE - Triangular Cooperation

ADELANTE First fase (2015-2020)

Several EU development programmes have effectively addressed development challenges through components that resemble Triangular Cooperation models. Through these models, such as peer-to-peer learning and the exchange of experiences between similar institutions, significant changes have been made in public policies in various regions of the world, including Latin America and the Caribbean.

In this context, an important step for the European Union / Directorate-General for International Partnerships (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.

During the first phase, implemented between 2015 and 2020, ADELANTE co-financed eight Triangular Cooperation projects, involving 93 organisations from 22 countries in Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. 

›› Visit the website of the first phase of ADELANTE


Building on the lessons learnt during the first phase, in 2021 the European Union launched ADELANTE 2.

ADELANTE 2 is a European Union programme with the aim of contributing to the fulfilment of the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean, through interventions that reflect the most modern approaches to Triangular Cooperation.

In order to maximise the potential of Triangular Cooperation, ADELANTE 2 is structured around three components:

Operational support component, through which the ADELANTE Triangular Cooperation Window European Union - Latin America and the Caribbean is coordinated. 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, which reflect the Triangular Cooperation modality and whose ultimate goal is 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.

›› Check out the video about the first three years (2021-2023) of the ADELANTE Window

Analytical support component, which seeks to develop studies and public policy analysis in order 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.

Institutional support component, consisting of six Triangular Cooperation funds for the co-financing of Triangular Cooperation projects between stakeholders in Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean, providing innovative responses to the region's challenges in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda to achieve the SDGs. These funds have been established between the EU and Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba and Uruguay. 

Undoubtedly, 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 diverse region where multiple development realities exist side by side. 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.

›› Check out the ADELANTE timeline, from 2015 to today

ADELANTE 2 presentation - 19/05/2021

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