Members of the Consortium
EUROsociAL+ is made up from a consortium of four institutions, three European and one Latin American; in addition to the European Commission as the European Union entity that finances the Programme:
International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies
FIIAPP) is a state public sector foundation of the Spanish cooperation system. Its foundational purpose is the improvement of the institutional framework and the functioning of the public systems in the countries in which it operates.
Headquarters: Madrid, Spain.
This is a French international technical cooperation agency with the status of a public institution that operates under the joint supervision of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (MEAE) and the Ministries of Finance and Economy. Through its actions on the ground, Expertise France contributes to social solidarity and French and European development policy.
Headquarters: Paris, France.
International Italo-Latin American Organisation (IILA)
This is an intergovernmental organisation based in Rome. It was created in 1966 under the name of the Italo-Latin American Institute by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Amintore Fanfani, who conceived the IILA as a tool to promote and strengthen relations between Italy (Europe) and Latin America. It carries out actions in the cultural, socio-economic and technical-scientific fields and implements cooperation projects in Latin American countries.
Headquarters: Rome, Italy.
Secretariat of Central American Social Integration (SISCA)
The General Secretariat of the Area or Social Subsystem of the Central American Integration System (SICA), is the technical body that promotes the coordination of inter-sectoral social policies among the Member States of SICA and any requests for integration, establishing regional agendas to address common sustainable development challenges in Central America and the Dominican Republic.
Headquarters: Panama City, Panama.
Central American Integration System (SICA)
It is the institutional framework for Central American regional integration created by Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. Subsequently, Belize became a full member in 2000 and was joined, as of 2013, by the Dominican Republic.
Headquarters: San Salvador, El Salvador, Central America.
It is the politically independent executive body of the European Union. The Commission is the only body responsible for drafting proposals for new European legislation and for implementing the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.
Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) of the Commission
It is responsible for designing European policy on international cooperation and development and for providing help around the world.
Headquarters: Brussels, Belgium.
How it is coordinated
FIIAPP, Expertise France and the IILA form the central core of the programming and implementation exercises at sectoral and inter-sectoral level. Together with SISCA, they are members of the committee in charge of reviewing and pre-approval of the annual action plans submitted to the General Directorate for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission.
FIIAPP is also the lead institution of the consortium and runs the Management and the Programme Office, which is responsible for monitoring and assessing the actions and development of cross-cutting activities such as communication, visibility and knowledge management; it also supports the Programme’s strategic positioning.
FIIAPP, Expertise France and IILA each have their own responsibilities with respect to the three public policy areas of the Programme, Democratic Governance Policies, Gender Equality Policies and Social Policies, respectively. The actions performed by SISCA will focus on the establishment of synergies and areas that complement its own mandate by finding areas that overlap with the work being done by EUROsociAL that can promote harmonisation of the social agenda in Central America.