The Latin America Programme acts through the promotion of dialogue to build up consensus between conflicted parties. It identifies problematic issues in tense areas in the field and does political research about risks that could have a negative effect on democracy in Latin America.
To achieve these objectives, the Programme deploys its activities, on one hand, by promoting confidence building initiatives and facilitates better understanding of the main issues related to inter- and intra-national conflicts in the region. On the other hand, it develops special reports and ad hoc studies that feed an early warning system to follow-up on the events that constitute or could lead to tension and conflict in the region.
Moreover, CITpax examines past regional experiences in order to draw practical lessons to promote initiatives that pursue political dialogue and conflict prevention.