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May 7, 2021 | 9:00 am Panamá - 4:00 pm Madrid

The promotion of transparency and access to information are fundamental principles in the fight against corruption, which, in turn, strengthens public integrity and public trust in democratic institutions. As part of these efforts, standards were established considering challenges and good practices for countries in the hemisphere expressed in Inter-American Model Law 2.0 on Access to Public Information, approved in October 2020 by the OAS General Assembly. The regulations, which were drawn up with support from the EU EUROsociAL+ programme and the Transparency and Access to Information Network (RTA), incorporate state-of-the-art standards and best practices for promoting transparency and the right of access to information.

This webinar, hosted by ParlAmericasand the OAS, theRTA and the EU EUROsociAL+ Programme, aims to share this important resource with parliaments across the hemisphere and to establish spaces for cooperation between international specialists and guarantor bodies with parliamentary representatives and staff from the legislative powers of the hemisphere.

April 29, 2021 | 11:00 am Santiago de Chile - 5:00 pm Bruselas
  • The two sessions in the roundtable discussion “Forms of State and Systems of Government” are part of the “Chile-Union Europe Dialogues” cycle of seminars and are organised between the European Union Delegation in Chile, the Chilean Chamber of Deputies, the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation (AGCID) and the Library of the National Congress with the support of the European Union EUROsociAL+ Programme.

    During this roundtable discussion, some of the best European and Chilean experiences will be presented and discussed in depth regarding two of the fundamental decisions for any constitution: the form of state and the form of government, with special emphasis on territorial decentralisation.

    The roundtable discussion is structured into two sessions:

    • Tuesday, 27 April (11:00 Santiago de Chile – 17:00 Brussels). SESSION I: Territorial decentralisation. See recording of session I
    • Thursday, 29 April 2021 (11:00 Santiago de Chile – 17:00 Brussels). SESSION II: Form of government (parliamentarism/presidentialism)

April 20, 2021 | 10:00 am Ciudad de Panamá - 5:00 pm París

This webinar is an exchange of experiences and methodologies regarding the protection of women who are at high risk of violence and who are in refuges, safe houses and shelters in Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama.

The workshop is part of the “Guidelines for a System to Protect Women in Cases of High-Risk Violence and Improve the Model of Shelters for Victims” action carried out jointly by the National Institute for Women (INAMU) in Panama and the Gender Equality Policies area of the European Union EUROsociAL+ programme. The action sets out to establish quality standards and strategies to improve the system to protect women in danger of violence, thereby improving the model of shelters for victims under the protection of the Panamanian National Institute of Women. Likewise, the workshop includes a bi-regional perspective by having a panellist from the European Network of Women Against Violence (WAVE- Women Against Violence Europe), to present their working procedures with the participation of the Inter-American Refuges Network(RIRE).

April 9, 2021 | 11:00 am Santiago de Chile - 5:00 pm Bruselas

March 31, 2021 | 2:00 pm Santiago de Chile - 7:00 pm Bruselas

This session is part of the series of webinars “Chile-Europe Dialogues” organised jointly by the Chamber of Deputies, the Library of the National Congress, the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation (AGCID) and the European Union Delegation in Chile, with the support of the EU EUROsociAL+ programme to promote social cohesion.

The series of webinars has been structured around six round tables. This session will address the “Constituent Conventions/Assemblies Organisational Models” and will feature experts from Europe and Chile who will discuss the subject of the internal regulations on constituent conventions/assemblies. They will also analyse some experiences of assemblies/conventions, whose constitutional texts have been recently approved, in order to identify best practices that can be extrapolated from the Chilean case.

March 29, 2021 | 9:00 am Ciudad de México - 5:00 pm Bruselas

The webinar, organised by the European Union EUROsociAL+ programme, is one of the inaugural activities of the Generation Equality Forum, the global meeting promoting gender equality, convened by UN Women and jointly organised by the Governments of Mexico and France, with the leadership and participation of civil society. Twenty-five years after the historic Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most comprehensive framework for achieving women’s empowerment and gender equality, the Forum, to be inaugurated in Mexico City, which will culminate in Paris in June 2021, will review progress and shape a programme of specific measures to move forwards towards gender equality between now and 2030.

In this framework, the virtual event “Cooperation for Action: Reducing Gender Inequalities as a Key to Social Cohesion in Latin America and Europe” aims to generate a space for discussion around gender commitments and challenges to be faced by European and Latin American States in light of the global agenda and the current Covid-19 crisis. The power of women’s rights activism, feminist solidarity and youth leadership to bring about transformative change will be celebrated.

Indications for registration and participation

The event will be held through the virtual platform of the Generation Equality Forum as part of the activities of the Mexican chapter. The languages of the event are Spanish and English, and there will be simultaneous translation in three languages Spanish, French and English. To access the event, it is mandatory to register on this platform using the following google form. Between this weekend and next Monday you will receive a link confirming your registration for the Generation Equality Forum. The panellists will receive a different link.

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The virtual session “Cooperation for Action: Reducing Gender Inequalities as a Key to Social Cohesion in Latin America and Europe” will be at the time and day indicated above in the FEMINIST CONVERSATIONS AREA. Our title will find it for you.


March 25, 2021 | 12:00 pm Buenos Aires - 4:00 pm Bruselas

Latin America is going through one of the largest processes of human mobility in recent times, which is the product of various circumstances such as an increase in poverty, persecution, conflicts, humanitarian crises, insecurity, violence, natural disasters, etc. In this context, an element to consider is that there are migrants and refugees’ legal needs that require attention because they are not being met. Their special condition of vulnerability recognised in the Brasilia Rules, among other norms, obliges states to attend to these needs. The role of the Public Defender’s Offices to meet these legal needs is of fundamental importance since, probably, they will be one of the few national institutions that can provide guidance, legal advice, representation and advocacy so that migrants and refugees can access their rights and get justice.

EUROsociAL accompanies the Inter-American Association of Public Defender’s Offices (AIDEF) in the creation of an Inter-American Network for the Defence of People on the Move and a Regional Defence Model for People on the Move to improve access to justice for the migrants and refugees in the region. In this framework, the objective of the webinar is twofold, on the one hand to generate a space for the exchange of experiences, strategies and mechanisms to improve care services for migrants and refugees, as well as best practices between institutions in Europe and Latin America. And, on the other, to present the proposal for an Inter-American Network of Legal Assistance for People on the Move and the Regional Defence Model for People on the Move, prepared within the framework of the AIDEF with the support of EUROsociAL+.

March 24, 2021 | 11:00 am Santiago de Chile - 3:00 pm Bruselas

This session is part of the series of webinars “Chile- Europe Dialogues” organised between the Library of the National Congress, the Directorate of International Affairs of the Chamber of Deputies, the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation (AGCID) and the Delegation of the European Union in Chile, with the support of the EU EUROsociAL+ programme to promote social cohesion.

The series of webinars has been structured around six round tables. Round Table I intends to reflect on the democratic principle which today is seriously threatened. The drafting of a new Constitution in Chile is the best opportunity to strengthen both the instruments of direct democracy, citizen participation, transparency and good governance, as well as the mechanisms of representative democracy themselves.

In Session 1, the first issue was specifically addressed, improving direct citizen participation. In this 2nd Session, we will deal with how to strengthen the relationship between representatives and represented, how to strengthen ties between voters and the representatives elected by them, in short, how to stop people feeling that they have been forgotten by those they elect to defend their rights and interests.

March 16, 2021 | 11:30 am Buenos Aires - 3:30 pm Bruselas

The new paradigm of parity democracy, promoted by feminist movements and international organisations together with women who occupy decision-making positions in states, come forward to place on the regional public agenda the need to move forward with the generation of states, societies and democracies which are more just, inclusive and egalitarian. The event aims to present the progress and challenges for parity democracy in Argentina and Latin America and the actions that the EUROsociAL+ gender equality policy area has been supporting in the country.

This activity is co-organised by the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity, the Ministry of the Interior and the Honourable Chamber of Deputies of the Nation of Argentina together with the Gender Equality policy area of the EU EUROsociAL+ Programme.


March 12, 2021 | 9:00 am Lima - 3:00 pm Bruselas

With the 2021 General Elections in Peru just around the corner, the election of the President of the Republic having been called for 11 April 2021, this virtual discussion aims to contribute to a space for reflection on the regulatory advances at the national and international level regarding internal democracy with parity, alternation and the financing of political parties with a gender perspective. Within the 8 March framework, the date on which International Women’s Rights Day is celebrated, the Peruvian National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), together with the European Union programme EUROsociAL+, intends to generate a space for reflection around the challenges relating to inclusion and the democratisation of the Peruvian political system, particularly for the women who will be part of the electoral contest.