Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru · 19 February, 2020

EUROsociAL+ promotes labour mobility in the countries of the Pacific Alliance

Peru, Mexico, Colombia and Chile work together to integrate a network that promotes and standardises the systems of evaluation and certification of labour competencies, with support from the social policy area of the Programme in IILA

The Labour Technical Group of the Pacific Alliance met on Tuesday, January 21 at the Ibero-American Salon of the Secretariat of Public Education in Mexico City, to formalise the formation of the Network of Experts of the Technical Labour Group, which aims to prepare a comparative report of the systems for the evaluation and certification of labour competencies to allow the certification systems of the member states of the Alliance to be approved.

The Pacific Alliance was created in 2011 as an economic and development initiative among four nations in Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru). It seeks to articulate the politics and economics of cooperation and integration, looking to find a space in which to encourage the greater growth and increased competitiveness of the four economies.

The preparation of this comparative report was instructed by the leaders Sebastián Piñera of Chile; Iván Duque of Colombia, Martín Vizcarra of Peru and Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico, during the 14th Summit of the Pacific Alliance, on July 6, 2019, in the city of Lima, Peru.

The event was attended by the Under Secretary of Higher Education, Juan Pablo Arroyo Ortíz, Rodrigo Rojas Navarrete, General Director of the National Council for Standardisation and Certification of Labour Skills (CONOCER), Alejandro Encinas Najera, head of the Labour Policy and Institutional Relations Unit of the Secretary of Labour and Social Welfare, Igor Dedic, in charge of international affairs of ChileValora and representative of the network of experts, Jerome Poussielgue, Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union in Mexico.

Over three days, members of the Technical Labour Group (GTL) held working groups for the elaboration of a roadmap to make the standardisation of evaluation systems and the certification of labour competencies possible, and to inform the members of the Alliance about the results.

The development of the work is supported by the EUROSOCIAL European Union Programme, which supports the preparation of the comparative study of the labour competency certification systems of the four countries. The study represents the starting point of the road map that will make the standardisation of the Pacific Alliance countries’ certification systems possible.


Country: Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru
SDG: Decent work and economic growth
Policy area: Social policies