Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru · 14 June, 2021

Towards a system of mutual certification and recognition of employment competences in the Pacific Alliance countries

La Red de Expertos del Grupo Técnico Laboral de la Alianza del Pacífico se reunió para avanzar, con el apoyo de EUROsociAL, en el diseño de la propuesta de un sistema de homologación y reconocimiento mutuo de las certificaciones de competencias laborales en los 4 países de la Alianza.

The meeting, held on 9 June, represented the continuation of a series held since last March to build a proposed system. This particular meeting focused on the issue of gender, reviewing a series of concepts, conditions and ways of operating that discriminate against women in the employment, vocational training and skills certification sectors. Similarly, the gender-specific recommendations contained in the 2020 comparative report on skills certification systems were shared and further elaborated in the light of the European experience, with support from EUROsociAL.

In addition to the Certification Experts Network, the Pacific Alliance Employment Technical Group and professional staff from the four countries who took part in the event, the gender expert Estela Barba contributed to the discussion on the gender perspective.

The results from this series of meetings will be presented later this year to the presidents of the four countries, along with a proposal for a memorandum of understanding between the countries in the Alliance on the operating system for its subsequent approval, recognition and operational design.





Country: Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Peru
SDG: Quality education, Decent work and economic growth, Peace, justice and strong institutions
Policy area: Social policies