CEISAL (in Spanish Consejo Europeo de Investigaciones sobre América Latina) is a network of the main institutes and specialised centres in Latin American studies, and national associations of social research on Latin America in Europe.[1] It consists of 51 members representing 19 European countries. It is a plural and critical space for reflection from the different fields in Social Sciences in order to broaden the knowledge of the social, cultural, economic and political realities.[2]

CEISAL was founded in 1971 in Westphalia. At that time it was an initiative that tried to bring closer relations between Western and Eastern Europe.[citation needed] Its main objective was to promote academic freedom and the exchange of thought that would contribute to the development of studies on Latin America in Europe. 24 research and teaching institutions from 8 western countries participated in its founding together with other institutes in Poland, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

CEISAL holds annual assemblies. On the occasion of the celebration of the VIII Centenary of the University of Salamanca, it was celebrated in that historic city in 2016,[3] and the General Assembly elected a new Directive Committee.



  • Asociación Alemana de Investigación sobre América Latina
  • German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Institute of Latin America Studies
  • Grupo de Investigación Literaturas y Culturas en América Latina
  • Instituto Ibero-Americano


  • Österreichisches Lateinamerika-Institut
  • Belgium
  • Grupo de investigaciones interdisciplinarias sobre América Latina
  • Instituto Interuniversitario para las Relaciones entre Europa, América Latina y el Caribe


  • Instituto de Estudios Latinoamericanos
  • Instituto de Iberoamérica
  • Instituto de Iberoamérica y el Mediterráneo
  • Línea de Estudios Americanos: Población, ciudadanía y política (Instituto de Historia)


  • Department of Political and Economic Studies
  • Department of World Cultures


  • Centre de recherche et de documentation des Amériques
  • Institut des Amériques
  • Institut des hautes études de l'Amérique latine
  • Maison Universitaire Franco-Mexicaine


  • Centro Iberoamericano
  • Hispanisztika Tanszek


  • Associazione di Studi Sociali Latinoamericani
  • Centro de Estudios, Formación e Información de América Latina
  • Centro di Studi Giuridici Latinoamericani
  • Centro Studi per l’America Latina


  • Red Noruega de Investigación sobre América Latina / Norwegian Latin America Research Network


  • Centro de Estudios y Documentación Latinoamericanos


  • Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos de la Universidad de Varsovia (Center for Latin American Studies University of Warsaw, Centrum Studiów Latynoamerykańskich Uniwerystetu Warszawskiego)


  • Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia
  • Instituto de Ciências Sociais

Czech RepublicEdit

  • Centro de Estudios Ibero-Americanos


  • Departamento de Relaciones Internacionales e Integración Europea, Escuela Nacional de Estudios Políticos y Administrativos


  • Asociación de Estudios sobre el Mundo Iberoamericano
  • Centro de Estudios Iberoamericanos
  • Instituto de Latinoamérica de la Academia de Ciencias de Rusia
  • People's Friendship University of Russia


  • Latinamerikainstitutet, Stockholm
  • School of Global Studies


  • Sociedad Suiza de Americanistas


  • The European Americanist yearbook (Anuario Americanista Europeo) 2003-2014.
  • European American Bookstore, publications of 2018.
  • European virtual library (online documentation available on the internet from congresses or research activities).
  • European scientific publications on Latin America.

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  1. ^ Europa Press (23 november, 2017) "El Instituto de Iberoamérica de Salamanca (España) renueva su acreditación como Instituto Universitario de Investigación"
  2. ^ "CEISAL 2016 - Tiempos posthegemónicos: sociedad, cultura y política en América Latina". ceisal2016.usal.es.
  3. ^ Salamanca, Tribuna de (27 September 2012). "El VIII Congreso Internacional CEISAL reunirá en Salamanca a 1.800 especialistas en América Latina". www.tribunasalamanca.com.