Relations between Peru and the European Union (EU) are developed under the 2003 Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement, which establishes relations between the EU and the Andean Community (CAN), composed of Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.
The agreement has helped strengthen political ties and has expanded the scope of cooperation into areas such as human rights, conflict prevention, migration, the fight against drugs, terrorism and, especially, the regional integration process of the CAN.
In recent years, the EU and Peru have promoted links also on a bilateral level because of their shared ambition to strengthen and expand their political relations.
The EU and Peru hold a High Level Political Dialogue (HLPD) on an annual basis where they discuss political affairs, cooperation in multilateral fora, migration, drugs, regional development and cross border cooperation, academic and scientific cooperation, consular cooperation and other topics of mutual concern. Last HLDP took place in Brussels in July 2019.
Moreover, the EU deployed EU Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to observe the 2016 presidential elections and the 2020 extraordinary legislative elections, after an invitation from the Peruvian government and the electoral authorities. The EOM issued a final report that was presented to the electoral authorities and to members-elect of Congress and of the Andean Parliament.