Prior to the upcoming VI Summit Heads of State and Government of the European Union, Latin America and the Caribbean, the organisations and networks participating in the V Euro-Latin American-Caribbean Civil Society forum came together to announce the Madrid Declaration.

– Develop a model of relations between the EU and LAC countries
– Protect public budgets for social expenditure
– Redesign the global governance architecture
– Reform financial regulation at national and international level
– Rejection of association agreements
– Encourage a genuine process of people’s integration
– Acknowledge failure with regards to global warming
– Protect environmental and social standards in investment projects
– Democratise relationship between CSOs and States
– Rejection of racism and xenophobia
– Guarantee plural media systems
– International agreements regarding development commitments must be adhered
– Human rights are at the core of development