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NEWSLETTER No. 5

 

 

NEWS

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LATIN AMERICA AND THE EUROPEAN UNION UNITED IN A JOINT SEARCH FOR GREATER SOCIAL COHESION IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTRIES

 

 

The President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, and the EU Ambassador to Costa Rica, Pelayo Castro, opened the annual EUROsociAL+ meeting in San José de Costa Rica before some 250 representatives of 19 Latin American and Caribbean countries and ten EU Member States and institutions.

More information at: San Jose de Costa Rica becomes the European and Latin American capital of social cohesion

Read article: EUROsociAL+, looking for answers

View the entire photo album: EUROsociAL+ meeting in pictures

 

 

EUROsociAL+ joins the #HeForShe campaign.

Inter-regional dialogue. In the photo, Marisol Touraine, former French minister.

Social integration and reinsertion through poetry by a group of women prisoners in Costa Rica.

Media coverage.

 

 

 

ACTIVITIES

VISIBILITY

 

PROMOTING A CULTURE OF CIVIC DUTY AND TAXATION IN POST-CONFLICT AREAS OF COLOMBIA

 

 

EUROsociAL+ lends its support to Colombia’s National Directorate of Taxes and Customs and universities in opening Accounting and Tax Support Centres in areas affected by the armed conflict, in order that, in close cooperation with other stakeholders from the Colombian state and civil society, they can create taxation education strategies.

 

Read the related post: A culture of taxation and armed conflict – the Colombian experience

 

 

CALL FOR GOOD PRACTICES IN THE “INCLUSION OF YOUNG WOMEN IN THE LABOUR MARKET” AND “EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING” IN LATIN AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION

 

 

The EUROsociAL+ programme and the EU-LAC Foundation have joined forces to launch two calls for proposals of good experiences and lessons learned in the area of gender and employment in Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union.

 

Announcement: “Inclusion of women in the labour market” (deadline 5 February)

Announcement: “Education and vocational training” (deadline 5 February)

 

 

SUPPORT FOR PARAGUAY’S CARE POLICY

 

 

The international meeting held in Asunción focussing on experiences and advances in adopting care policies launched a joint effort by Paraguayan institutions and the European Union social cohesion programme.

 

More information at: Care system in Paraguay: start of support from EUROsociAL+

 

 

VIDEO-SURVEY: WHAT IS SOCIAL COHESION?

 

 

Those who took part in the annual EUROsociAL+ meeting in San José de Costa Rica told us in three words what the fight against the inequality gaps in Latin American and Europe means to them.

 

Watch the entire video: What is social cohesion?

 

4TH MEETING OF THE LATIN AMERICAN NETWORK OF PUBLIC POLICIES FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

 

EUROsociAL+ lends its support to the institutionalisation of this regional network, which will be chaired for the next two years by Costa Rica through the Ministry for National Planning and Economic Policy, taking over from Mexico’s Secretariat of Agrarian, Land and Urban Development.

 

More information at: EUROsociAL+ lends its support to the Latin American Network of Public Policies for Regional Development

 

 

OPINION ARTICLE: CHALLENGES FOR TAX ADMINISTRATIONS IN LATIN AMERICA

 

 

In the EUROsociAL+ blog, the director of Cooperation and International Taxation of the CIAT, Gonzalo Arias, describes the great challenges faced by tax administrations in Latin America, such as “doing + with –”.

 

Read the entire article: Challenges for tax administrations in Latin America

 

 

 

+ PARTICIPATION

+ AGENDA

4TH WORLD CONFERENCE ON ERADICATING CHILD LABOUR (Buenos Aires, 14-16 November 2017) WITH EUROsociAL+ AS CO-ORGANISER OF A PRIOR ACTIVITY ON YOUTH EMPLOYMENT.

FIRST INFORMATION MEETING OF THE 2018 EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS: “WOMEN AND GIRLS ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: PROTECT, EMPOWER AND INVEST”. Brussels, 24 January 2017.

PREPARATORY MEETING ON GOVERNANCE AGAINST CORRUPTION (Lima, 30 October 2017), PART OF THE “8TH SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS”, WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN LIMA IN 2018.

EXCHANGE VISIT TO BELGIUM AND SPAIN BY OFFICIALS FROM THE CHILEAN MINISTRY OF JUSTICE REGARDING EXPERIENCES IN RESTORATIVE JUSTICE.  Louvain and Madrid, 15 to 23 January 2018.

 

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