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NEWSLETTER MAY 2017

 

 

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HIGH-LEVEL FORUM “MULTIDIMENSIONAL POVERTY AND SDG: TOOLS FOR REGIONAL ACTION" (SAN JOSÉ, COSTA RICA)

 

 

Within the framework of the forum organised in San José, Costa Rica, by the Central American Social Integration System (SISCA), EUROsociAL shared a dialogue space with the vice presidents of the governments of Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic in which the coordinator of the social policy area, Francesco Chiodi, introduced the conference “The construction of social contracts for reducing multidimensional poverty in Europe and Latin America”.

 

News at SISCA: Construcción de un pacto político regional

 

 

With El Salvador's Minister of Governance and Territorial Development, Arístides Val.

 

With El Salvador's Minister of Employment and Social Prevention, Sandra Guevara.

 

With Brazil's Secretariat on Policies for Women and Delegation of the European Union to Brazil.

 

With the Foreign Ministry of Honduras, institutions and Delegation of the European Union to the country.

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN NETWORKS AND FORA

COMMUNICATION AND VISIBILITY

 

13TH MEETING OF THE ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION NETWORK (RTA) AND INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR "VIEWPOINTS AND INPUT FOR THE FULL EXERCISE OF THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO PUBLIC INFORMATION” (BUENOS AIRES)

 

 

EUROsociAL+ supported the 13th RTA meeting held in Buenos Aires from 9th to 11th May. The activity was organised by Ministry of the Interior of Argentina, the Council for Transparency of Chile, and the Access to Information Unit of the Office of the Republic of Uruguay. With the aim of generating international input for implementation of the recently approved Access to Public Information Act of Argentina, on 9th May a seminar was held entitled "Viewpoints and input for the full exercise of the right of access to public information. An international perspective". The opening ceremony coincided with the Europe Day, that marks the anniversary of the historical 'Schuman declaration'.

 

More information at: EUROsociAL+ and the RTA join forces to promote strategic projects on transparency and access to public information

 

 

EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT DAYS 2017 (BRUSSELS)

 

 

Organised by the European Commission, European Development Days (EDD) bring together the development community each year to share ideas and experiences that lead to new partnerships and innovative solutions to the most pressing global challenges. EUROsociAL will participate actively in the different discussion sessions on social protection, employment policies, gender and South-South cooperation. It will also cover the “Can we achieve sustainable development results in cooperation programmes?

The challenge of the SDGs and role of partners” session, organised by European Comission/EuropeAid and the stand on coordination between cooperation agencies working with fragile states: a perspective from European development professionals. Moreover, the days are an excellent opportunity for networking.

 

See webpage #EDD2017:  EuDevDays

 

 

GENERAL COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN WOMEN (SANTIAGO, CHILE) AND WORKSHOP FOR FORMULATION OF PROGRAMMES TO COMBAT VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN SICA COUNTRIES (SAN SALVADOR)

 

 

The gender equality policies area participated in two regional activities to promote the rights of women in Latin America and the Caribbean: on the one hand, the 55th meeting of the General Committee of the Regional Conference on Latin America and Caribbean Women to review the implementation of the Montevideo Strategy, approved in October 2016, for achieving gender equality, and guaranteeing the rights and autonomy of women; and on the other hand, in San Salvador, at a workshop promoted by the President Pro Tempore of SICA (Costa Rica) for formulation of a permanent programme to combat violence against women.

 

More information at: Ministers and Senior Officials for Women’s Affairs Review at ECLAC the Implementation of the Montevideo Strategy for Gender Equality

 

 

PRESENTATION OF THE 2016 ANNUAL REPORT ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE EUROPEAN UNION'S INSTRUMENTS FOR FINANCING EXTERNAL ACTIONS IN 2015 (MADRID)

 

 

The Office of the European Commission's Representation in Spain was the site chosen for presentation of the EuropeAid 2016 Annual Report by Javier Raya Aguado, the head of the General Coordination Unit (Contracts and Finances) of the Directorate-General for Latin America and the Caribbean of DEVCO. This Annual Report 2016, covering actions in 2015, shows how the European Union maintained its commitment to promoting its core values worldwide and continued working for a common future: from the MDGs to the SDGs. This report also provides information on how the EU delivered on commitments and implemented its geographic and thematic programmes.

 

Read the complete report: EuropeAid Annual Report 2016

 

 

SOCIAL COHESION IN LATIN AMERICA IN VIEW OF THE 2030 AGENDA (SANTA CRUZ DE LA SIERRA, BOLIVIA)

 

 

EUROsociAL participated in a meeting of international bodies in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, to share visions of social cohesion in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Spanish Cooperation Training Centre was the site of the meeting, at which representatives of IDB, ECLAC, OECD, SEGIB and AECID, among others, shared different visions of social cohesion, discussed their conception within the framework of the 2030 Agenda, and sought synergies and areas of convergence between the different approaches, models and concepts used to address the topic, as in the case of EUROsociAL.

 

EUROsociAL PRESENTS ITS EXPERIENCE AND METHODOLOGY TO STUDENTS IN THE MASTERS PROGRAMME IN INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION INSTITUTE OF THE COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY OF MADRID

 

 

This graduate degree programme in international cooperation has been training cooperation professionals for over 30 years. Its 33rd graduating class had the opportunity to learn about the different modes of cooperation of the European Union, such as the regional programmes, delegated cooperation and Twinning. EUROsociAL shared the results from its earlier phases, and perspectives and new directions for this new phase of the European Programme for social cohesion in Latin America.

 

 

 

+ ACTIVITIES

+ AGENDA

IBERO-AMERICAN FORUM “MAKING POLICIES TOGETHER. TODAY'S YOUTH AND THEIR CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE: WORK, PARTICIPATION AND EDUCATION” (Madrid / Barcelona), with the participation of EUROsociAL (see article)

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP TO REFLECT ON THE JUSTICE REFORMS IN BOLIVIA. Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, 1st and 2nd July 2017.

IDENTIFICATION MISSIONS. The meetings with public institutions in Honduras, El Salvador and Brazil, in coordination with the delegations of the European Union have continued. The agenda will continue to be the missions of Guatemala and Panama.

FIRST MEETING OF THE EUROsociAL+ STEERING COMMITTEE.

Rome, Italy, 22nd and 23rd June 2017.

 

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