This initiative will create a specialised body of civil servants from its member states with strategic knowledge regarding the Mercosur Social Institute
The 29th Ordinary Meeting of the Council of the MERCOSUR Social Institute was held in Asunción in the Republic of Paraguay. The meeting was attended by delegations from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay and the executive director of the MERCOSUR Social Institute (MSI). Approval was given at the meeting for the design of the Winter School conducted through the specialised advice of EUROsociAL+.
MERCOSUR’s social policy school is a commitment to moving towards creating a specialised body of civil servants from its member states with strategic knowledge regarding the Mercosur Social Institute, its strategic challenges and the main public policies than can realistically be implemented to solve the specific problems that still afflict the respective societies of the member countries, and the block itself. Its identity will be structured to reflect the triad of social policy, regional integration and regional citizenship. In this sense, the contribution of the EU, with its successes and grey areas in the process of building a common social agenda and a concrete convergence between national social policies, will be highly relevant.
The delegations expressed their agreement with the proposal presented and agreed to continue working on the school’s format, the methodologies, modules of the specific courses and their financing, among other issues. They agreed to make the adjustments to the project by the end of the year and that the inauguration will take place under the Pro Tempore Presidency of Argentina, in 2019.
Área de políticas sociales / Social Policies Unit. EUROsociAL+ / IILA