• Aline Beltrame de Moura, Naiara Posenato & Nuno Cunha Rodrigues


The first issue of the Latin American Journal of European Studies is online. It’s an outstanding achievement! The Latin American Journal of European Studies (LACES) is a publication of the Latin American Center of European Studies, created from the BRIDGE Project of Jean Monnet Network with funding from the Erasmus + Program of the European Commission. It is open access, double-blind reviewed publication in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, to create new knowledge, build bridges of dialogue, and exchange good practices between European Union and Latin America, always intending to promote economic and social development, peace, and international security. According to its Editorial Policies, the Journal contains a specific Thematic Dossier, and the first issue topic is on EU-Latin America trade and investment relations. The Thematic Dossier has aroused much interest within the Academy: nine articles of the Journal have been chosen among those submitted to the homologous international event organized by Prof. Nuno Cunha Rodrigues, partner of BRIDGE Project at the University of Lisbon (Portugal), Prof. Elizabeth Accioly from the European University of Lisbon and Prof. Aline Beltrame de Moura, BRIDGE Project Coordinator from the Federal University of Santa Catarina - UFSC (Brasil). The event hosted two sections: a Workshop to present the twelve selected articles from nine different universities, and a Seminar, that counted with the participation of academic and political authorities specialized in the theme, among the Director of the Law School and the Dean of the University of Lisbon, the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs of Portugal, members of the European Parliament and representatives of Latin-American countries embassies.