Uruguay · 24 August, 2018

The Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation and the FIIAPP are discussing a more sustainable cooperation model that is adapted to the needs of Latin American countries

EUROsociAL + promotes the holding of round tables with each country to improve the impact of the public policies that it supports through more efficient and sustainable coordination mechanisms

The exchange of experiences has been a part of the DNA of EUROsociAL from the outset, not only in the transfer of public policies that improve social cohesion, but also to achieve a cooperation model that is adapted to the real needs of countries. In this context, the Uruguay-country round table took place within the framework of EUROsociAL+ actions that are jointly implemented in the South American country.

As a follow-up on this first “pilot” meeting that will soon be extended  to the rest of the region, Andrea Vignolo, the Director of the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation (AUCI, for its initials in Spanish),  and Lucía Hornes, the Head of decentralized cooperation, governance, health and productive sector of this same institution, held a meeting with EUROsociAL at the FIIAPP headquarters in Madrid to pursue the roadmap generated at the “Montevideo round table”. This face-to-face meeting established new commitments in the monitoring and evaluation of the public policies supported, the measurement of the impact on social cohesion, the visibility of the results with a projection about the mark that will be left on the lives of citizens and, in general, the sustainability of all the shared actions.

In addition, AUCI shares with FIIAPP its role as operator of international cooperation for the development and coordination of other European Union programmes managed by the FIIAPP and in which Uruguay participates, such as ADELANTE and EVALUA, El PAcCTO, COPOLAD and EUROCLIMA+. For this reason, the Uruguayan representatives shared the experience of coordination created within the framework of EUROsociAL so that it can be extended to the rest of the programmes, also promoting complementarity in the work of the different regional cooperation instruments.


Country: Uruguay
SDG: Partnerships for the goals
Policy area: Democratic governance policies, Gender equality policies, Social policies