To encourage closer co-operation among European institutions that deal with Latin America. To further the co-operation of these institutions with comparable American institutions and prepare specific analyses of the critical problems of Latin American society. To highlight the contribution of the social sciences to improved knowledge of present-day Latin America in terms of its regions and its entirety. To heighten interest as much as possible in Europe for Latin America. Priority issues: Latin America; research; social sciences.
Every two years, organization of a Congress, organized by turns by Council member states.