EL PAcCTO 2.0 aims at fostering an EU-LAC partnership on Justice and Security, fighting organized transnational crime through an integral approach to reinforce the Rule of Law in Latin America and the Caribbean.



  • Strengthened collaboration of Latin American and Caribbean Justice and Security regional and national institutions and increased opportunities for strategic dialogue and cooperation with the EU on Justice and Security.
  • Reinforced Justice and Security institutions to fight organized crime, applying human rights and gender approaches, and involving civil society.
  • Enhanced operational capacities and coordination of Justice and Security actors to investigate and prosecute main areas of activity of organized crime.


The programme will contribute to the fulfilment of the SDGs 5, 15, 16 and 17, and is an instrumental key element in the development of an EU-LAC partnership on Justice and Security, following the mandates of the latest 2023 EU-CELAC summit by developing:

  • The New Agenda to strengthen EU’s partnership with Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • The Team Europe Initiative on Justice and Security with Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • The EU strategy to tackle Organized Crime 2021-2025.

Additional links

EU and Latin American and Caribbean Partners team up in the fight against transnational organised crime with the launch of EL PAcCTO 2.0 – European Commission (

New means to fight transnational crime between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean with the launch of EL PAcCTO 2.0 – European Commission (

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