EUROsociAL Meetings

Upcoming Meetings

EUROsociAL+ se integra a partir de un consorcio de cuatro instituciones, tres europeas y una latinoamericana; además de la Comisión Europea como entidad de la Unión Europea que financia el Programa:

20, 22 y 26 de abril de 2022 | Multisede: Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires y San José de Costa Rica

This initiative includes a virtual platform containing a wide range of content and resources that advocate the strengthening of social cohesion in three essential themes to address current challenges: the ecological transition, transformations of the working world and the development of care societies.

The “Square of innovation and social cohesion” will be launched and developed in three seminars:

  • Santiago, Chile. 20 April: For an eco-social transition. Euro-Latin American dialogue on the challenges of social policies in the ecological transition.
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina. 22 April: Care as the fourth pillar of social welfare systems. Euro-Latin American dialogue on the challenges to move forward.
  • San José, Costa Rica 26 April: Employment, economic recovery and transformations in the working world. Euro-Latin American dialogue on the challenges of innovating in active employment policies.


The platform and the seminars are an initiative of the EUROsociAL+ European Union Programme, through its Social Policies area coordinated by the International Italian-Latin American Organisation (IILA), in alliance with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Public Policies (CIPP) of the Alberto Hurtado University of Chile.

Plaza Social EU » Plaza de la Innovación y la Cohesión Social


La plataforma y los seminarios son una iniciativa del Programa de la Unión Europea EUROsociAL+, a través de su área de Políticas Sociales coordinada por la Organización Internacional Ítalo-Latinoamericana (IILA), en alianza con el Centro Interdisciplinar de Políticas Públicas (CIPP) de la Universidad Alberto Hurtado de Chile.

3 y 4 de marzo de 2022 | París, Francia

On 3 and 4 March, the high-level Euro-Latin American meeting “Two Continents for Equality” took place in Paris. In the run-up to 8 March International Women’s Rights Day, the event was an occasion for dialogue between ministries and mechanisms for the advancement of women from both regions in order to exchange good practices to address a challenge: achieving financial independence for women.

The challenge encompasses several regional problems (equal access to education, early motherhood, job insecurity, equal pay, the work-life balance and care) that require an intersectoral response. The meeting is organised by the Gender Equality Policies area of EUROsociAL+ and the French Ministry responsible for gender equality, diversity and equal opportunities, within the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

This event is not organised by the French Government. However, it is authorised by the Government to use the emblem of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.


Previous Meetings

11 de marzo 2021 | Online

The pandemic has caused a crisis of enormous proportions, although its effects vary by country and region. The Latin American and European countries have applied extensive mitigation measures, with the challenge of facing critical aspects in their societal models. The absence of new measures and public policy interventions could deepen inequalities.

This bi-regional dialogue, organised by the EU’s EUROsociAL+ Programme for Social Cohesion, is aimed at addressing the role of social resilience in recovery and reactivation plans in Europe and Latin America, in other words, how such plans connect an economic relaunch with social investment.

During the webinar, the questions that arise when facing the effects of the pandemic in terms of social cohesion will be addressed: “welfare systems”, fiscal policies, public capacities for implementation, public-private coordination and gender equality. All this within the framework of the recovery and reactivation plans designed in Europe and Latin America.

Session recording (2 hours 10 minutes)


From September 30 to October 1 | Spanish Cooperation Training Centre (La Antigua, Guatemala)

The new scenario of “development in transition” reveals the profound changes that operate in the relations between the cooperation actors, since the traditional donor/beneficiary approach is giving way to a more horizontal association, which emphasises technical cooperation, the exchange of learning and knowledge and alliances with non-institutional actors. According to the above, a more inclusive construction of the agenda and public policies makes sense, opening spaces for multi-stakeholder dialogue.

But how do we incorporate these dialogue spaces in the EU-LAC agenda? What non-institutional actors play a key role in building trust and fighting inequality? Who are the vectors of “social cohesion”, and how are bridges built with institutions to develop inclusive policies capable of closing gaps in development in transition?

Putting these thoughts forward is essential to understand the dynamics and tensions that permeate the construction of public policies aimed at reducing inequality, and that can facilitate – or hinder – the expected impact. When addressing inequality and trust, some actors appear to be especially key: the media, emerging social movements (and their institutionalisation), cultural actors and youth organisations. Understanding their role, and looking for mechanisms to incorporate them into the EU-AL agenda and generate multi-stakeholder alliances, is important to build inclusive, participatory, consensual, and social trust-generating policies.

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9, 10, 11 and 12 July, 2019 | Cartagena de Indias

More than two years into the new phase of the Programme, this is an opportune moment to bring together its protagonists, for a period of reflection, taking a cross-cutting approach between Latin America and Europe, on global trust and the programme’s performance in this scenario with a review of issues related to overcoming divides in global agendas. From a strategic standpoint, the meeting will be a bi-regional space for dialogue on social cohesion, inclusive growth, equity and trust. Operationally speaking, the meeting is an opportunity to socialise the initial progress of the programme and to work with participants to prepare a clear road map for action in public policy, as well as its regional and country dimension.

June 18 and 19, 2019 | Brussels, Belgium

EUROsociAL+ will participate for the sixth consecutive year in the European Development Days, which in this edition focus on inequalities.

Tackling inequalities to build a world that leaves no one behind is the theme of this edition of the European Development Days, the thematic forum of the European Commission specialized in development and international cooperation.

EUROsociAL+, the EU program for social cohesion in Latin America, will participate with 3 major activities: A High-Level Panel to reflect on the concept of development in transition, a Project Lab on inequalities in the labour market, and a stand at which we will dialogue with the “EDD community”.

See Agenda (down)