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NEWSLETTER No. 3

 

 

NEWS

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PARAGUAY'S MINISTRY FOR WOMEN'S AFFAIRS AND THE EUROsociAL+ PROGRAMME SIGN A LETTER OF COMMITMENT FOR CREATION OF A NATIONAL CARE POLICY IN THE COUNTRY

 

 

The Minister for Women's Affairs, Ana María Baiardi, and the Director of the EUROsociAL+ Programme, Juan Manuel Santomé, in Asunción, signed this inter-agency commitment letter which will support the design of the national care policy and preparation of a draft care law for submission to the national parliament.

More information at: Minister of Women's Affairs and Director of the EUROsociAL+ Programme of the European Union sign letter of commitment

 

 Panel for presentation of the democratic governance policy area at kick-off event in Madrid.

 

The European Commission representative to France opens the event to present EUROsociAL+.

 

Kick-off in Rome with European Commission representative to Italy, Director-General of EuropeAid and Secretary General of the IILA.

 

Reference to the importance of culture for development in the 2017 European Development Days celebrated in Brussels, #EDD17.

 

 

ACTIVITIES

COMMUNICATION AND VISIBILITY

 

FORUM TO DISCUSS COOPERATION BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND CELAC COUNTRIES IN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT (MADRID, SPAIN)

 

 

The emblematic Clara Campoamor chamber of the Spanish senate building was the site of an intense and productive dialogue on regional development and territorial cohesion. EUROsociAL, through its democratic governance area, coordinated by FIIAPP, and with the collaboration of the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy of the European Union, held a forum to discuss EU-CELAC cooperation in regional development. In Madrid important stakeholders on the bi-regional scene came together to analyse the status of the territorial cohesion issue on the policy agendas of both Europe and Latin America.

 

More information at: Forum on cooperation between the European Union and CELAC countries in regional development

 

EUROsociAL+ PROGRAMME KICK-OFFS IN ROME, PARIS AND MADRID

 

 

The offices of the representations of the European Commission in the three countries coordinating EUROsociAL+ on the old continent hosted the kick-off events for the new phase of the Programme while simultaneously presenting the joint challenges of the European Union and Latin America in each of the policy areas to be tackled during this stage: gender, democratic governance and social policies. Thus, in succession, Madrid, Paris and Rome fostered a dialogue on the challenges the Programme will address. The final event included the participation of the Director-General of EuropeAid, Stefano Manservisi, who pointed out that EUROsociAL+ “is not just a project but a way of creating structural linkages between what I believe to be the integrating realities of the world, with their different logics, because, if the motto of Europe is 'United in diversity', it is clear that Europeans and Latin Americans are united by many diversities”.

 

Read the complete article: EUROsociAL+ Programme kick-off in Europe

 

 

EUROsociAL SUPPORTS CHILE IN FORMULATING A DRAFT LAW ON THE LEGAL CAPACITY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES (SANTIAGO, CHILE)

 

 

From 27 to 29 June, EUROsociAL+, through its social policies area, coordinated by IILA, held an activity in Santiago, Chile, in collaboration with the country's National Disability Service (SENADIS). The objectives were to support initiatives for building consensus around the draft law on legal capacity of persons with intellectual disabilities and to provide input on the content of the draft law.

 

More information at: EUROsociAL supports Chile in formulating a draft law on the legal capacity of persons with disabilities (Santiago, Chile)

 

EUROsociAL+ ON THE RADIO

 

 

The latest developments in the newly-begun phase of EUROsociAL were featured on the “Public Cooperation Around the World” show on Spanish national radio (RNE). In this radio segment, the Programme's director, Juan Manuel Santomé, and the then-coordinator of same in EuropeAid, Paz Velasco-Velázquez, presented the changes in the Programme, such as its new thematic architecture in three areas: gender, governance and social policies. They also discussed its challenges in relation to achieving improved and stronger impact on strategic policies designed to contribute to improving social cohesion in the societies of Latin American countries.

 

Listen to the complete show on: EUROsociAL+ kick-off on Public Cooperation Around the World

 

 

TAX AGENCIES AND UNIVERSITIES PROMOTE FREE TAX ADVISING FOR SOCIAL ENDS (BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA)

 

 

EUROsociAL promotes experience exchange in Buenos Aires to leverage the work of the Accounting and Tax Support Centres (NAFs), which are now in operation in 330 universities in 10 Latin American countries. In that framework, a meeting was held, from 10 to 13 July, to discuss the best NAF experiences, organised by the democratic governance area of EUROsociAL+. The event was coordinated by FIIAPP and the Federal Administration of Public Revenue (AFIP) of Argentina, a country that is starting to implement NAFs. This activity included the participation of representatives of the tax agencies and universities of Argentina, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Mexico. The inauguration of the workshops was attended by the European Union Ambassador to Argentina, Aude Maio-Coliche; the Federal Administrator of Public Revenue of Argentina, Alberto Abad; and the General Director of International Cooperation of the Foreign Ministry of Argentina, Ana Ciuti.

 

More information at: Tax agencies and universities promote free tax advising for social ends

 

THE EUROsociAL+ STEERING COMMITTEE, CONVENED BY EUROPEAID, MEETS IN ROME TO WORK WITH THE EUROPEAN EXTERNAL ACTION SERVICE, THE EU-LAC FOUNDATION, ECLAC, THE OECD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE, IDB, ILO, FLACSO, AND SOCIAL POLICY, GOVERNANCE AND GENDER EXPERTS

 

 

EUROsociAL, in Rome, held the first meeting of the Steering Committee organised by the European Commission through its Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation (EuropeAid). This is the first meeting of this body in this new phase of the Programme begun in November 2016 under the name EUROsociAL+. Its value is essential for the Programme, as it constitutes a space for dialogue between stakeholders with extensive knowledge and experience in Latin America and in the bi-regional EU-LAC relationship, and therefore provides inputs of great value for the strategic direction of the Programme. Thus, the role of EUROsociAL+ in supporting the social agenda in Latin America, the goals for advancing towards social cohesion, and definition of regional mechanisms for improved and stronger impact were some of the starting points for a productive exercise in joint reflection. 

 

Read the complete article: The EUROsociAL+ Steering Committee holds its first meeting in Rome

 

 

 

+ PARTICIPATION

+ AGENDA

SOCIAL COHESION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN IN VIEW OF THE 2030 AGENDA, EUROsociAL+ CONTRIBUTIONS (SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA, BOLIVIA). Interview with Marisa Ramos, coordinator of the Programme's democratic governance area.

2017 EU-LAC AWARDS FOR JOURNALISM AND CITIZEN INITIATIVES. Deadline for receipt of candidacies: 15 August 2017 (applications).

#EDD17: EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS 2017 (BRUSSELS, BELGIUM). A new way of understanding development.

WORKSHOP TO LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR A POLICY ON SPECIAL TERRITORIES IN CHILE. Santiago de Chile, 31 August 2017.

 

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