By April 11, 2022 March 17th, 2023 Financing Mechanisms


ADELANTE 2 is an international development cooperation programme of the European Union (EU), managed by the Directorate-General for International Partnerships of the European Commission (DG INTPA). At the forefront of the European Union’s efforts to implement global commitments, in particular the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the mission of DG INTPA is to contribute to sustainable development, poverty eradication, peace and the protection of human rights through international partnerships.

ADELANTE 2 aims to contribute to fulfilling the 2030 Agenda and facilitate a more inclusive and sustainable development, through the promotion and use of Triangular Cooperation between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean. The programme builds on the experience of the four years of its first phase, and is also part of the growing discussions on Triangular Cooperation at the international level, aligned with its own best practices and those of other partners.

In order to approach Triangular Cooperation from different perspectives, 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.
  • Institutional support component, which enables the development of bilateral Triangular Cooperation funds with certain countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Analytical support component, which seeks to develop studies and analysis in the field of Triangular Cooperation, working together with the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB).

The mobilization of resources for ADELANTE 2 through these three components is yet another example of the European Union’s commitment to strengthening its ties with Latin America and the Caribbean, a diverse region where multiple development realities exist side by side. It is precisely this diversity that makes the region a point of reference for exploring the potential for further initiatives, the exchange of dialogue and good practices between the two regions.

Adelante Window

The ADELANTE Triangular Cooperation Window European Union – Latin America and the Caribbean (ADELANTE Window) is a funding mechanism and instrument, within the framework of ADELANTE 2, which aims to mobilise and channel European Union resources towards partnerships between Europe and Latin America and the Caribbean that correspond to the Triangular Cooperation modality, and whose ultimate goal is to fulfil the 2030 Agenda while also seeking more inclusive and sustainable development. It is a demand-driven instrument that aims to be agile and flexible, with a ‘rapid response’ approach.

For Triangular Cooperation Initiatives presented in the ADELANTE Window 2022, a minimum amount of 75,000 Euro and a maximum amount of 150,000 Euro of funding is established through the ADELANTE Window. (Reference: Guidelines for applicants Version 2 – March 2022: Rule 4.1)

2023 Application and Guidelines

ADELANTE 2 has announced that the opening of the ADELANTE Window 2023 will take place on Tuesday, 18 April, at 4:00PM (Brussels time). From that moment onwards, the Triangular Cooperation Partnerships will be able to begin preparing the concept note online on the Extranet for the Triangular Cooperation Initiatives that they are interested in submitting to the Window.

On the homepage of the ADELANTE Extranet the Guidelines for applicants (‘Guidelines for applicants of the ADELANTE Window. Version 2 – March 2022’) and the ‘Specific rules of the ADELANTE Window 2023’ are available for consultation and download.

After registering on the Extranet, the ‘Reference documents’ section contains the ‘Manual of procedures ADELANTE Window 2023’ and the ‘Manual of implementation and management of Triangular Cooperation Initiatives ADELANTE Window 2023’, both of which must be read before submitting a concept note. In addition, in this section you will find a document containing the ‘concept note form’, which is made available to the Partnerships to assist in the pre-formulation exercise of the Initiatives until the moment the Window is opened, when the online form will then be available. A template of the ‘Formalisation document of the Triangular Cooperation Partnership’ is also available for use by Partnerships that do not have their own form.

Registration on the ADELANTE Extranet and access to the ‘Reference documents’ is available at all times.

The webinar presenting the ADELANTE Window 2023 will take place on Thursday, 30 March, at 4:30PM (Brussels time). Registration is now open here.

In the questions and answers section, the ADELANTE Team is available to answer all queries related to the ADELANTE Window 2023.