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November 12, 2020 | 2:30 pm Brasilia - 6:30 pm Bruselas

This activity’s objective is to assist the Court of Justice of the Federal District and Territories of Brazil in the approval and effective application of developmental and application rules related to the use of alternative methods of conflict resolution, especially community mediation and circular processes. Such rules will be aimed at ensuring conditions so that people with disabilities who are impeded in their access to the justice system, can access the judiciary whenever necessary and also have, at the community level, adequate tools and mechanisms for the peaceful resolution of disputes.

The Seminar is part of the Technical Assistance of the Democratic Governance Area of the EU EUROsociAL+ programme to the Court of Justice of the Federal District and Territories (Community Justice Programme) of Brazil for the improvement of access to justice through the national expansion of community mediation before the Courts of Justice.

This action also had technical support of the General Council of Spanish Lawyers, as the winner of a technical assistance contract, within the framework of the EUROsociAL+ Programme.

November 9, 2020 | 9:00 am Montevideo - 1:00 pm Madrid

The EU EUROSociAL+ Programme participated in the virtual laboratory “Public finance for development – public income in the context of COVID-19”, organised by the Spanish Cooperation Training Centre in Montevideo, which had contributions from other institutions and international organisations such as the IDB, CIAT, ECLAC, IEF, OECD, Red Sur and AECID. The Democratic Governance Area of the EU EUROSOCiAL+ Programme was in charge of a module that emphasised Euro-Latin American dialogue on fiscal policies.

This exchange aims to promote reflection on the situation of public revenues in the current context of economic and social crisis generated by COVID-19 and share solutions through taxation to improve collection and encourage the recovery of the economic fabric. At the same time, work was carried out on the definition and joint design of an action programme in Public Finance for Development with a regional vocation, aligned with the new needs posed by the pandemic and which contributes to fiscal sustainability with equity.

October 19, 2020 | 4:00 pm Buenos Aires - 9:00 pm Bruselas

The Gender Equality policy area of the EU EUROsociAL+ programme accompanied the Office of the Ombudsman of Argentina in the development, implementation and dissemination of advocacy strategies for women offenders in contexts of violence or vulnerability, which crystallised in the publication “Women accused in contexts of violence or vulnerability.Towards a theory of crime with a gender perspective”.

The study analyses the legal practices, the social realities and the paths of accused women, with the firm intention of improving the focus of their advocacy and building better work tools that fully integrate the gender perspective.

The following took part in the virtual presentation of the publication:

  • Stella Maris Martínez, Ombudsman of Argentina
  • The European Union Delegation representative in Argentina
  • Ana Pérez Gómez and Alfonso Martínez-Sáenz, the coordinating team of the Gender Equality policy area of the EU EUROsociAL+ programme
  • Rita Segato, PhD in Anthropology, Argentinian feminist activist and EUROsociAL+ expert
  • Patricia Laurenzo Copello, Professor at the University of Malaga and EUROsociAL+ expert

 

 

October 8, 2020 | 4:00 pm Bogotá - 5:00 pm La Paz

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis, several electoral processes in different Latin American countries have been postponed, affecting the political-electoral rights of women. This has been the central theme of reflection in this virtual activity organised by Electoral Transparency and CAOESTE with the participation of the Association of Electoral Magistrates of the Americas (AMEA) and the area of Gender Equality policies of EUROsociAL+.

The panel of speakers and presenters was made up of:

Karla Verónica Félix Neira, adviser at the Electoral Institute of Coahuila (IEC) and member of CAOESTE

Katia Uriona Gamarra, former president of the Supreme Electoral Court of Bolivia and EU EUROsociAL+ Programme representative, who presented the Perspective of Parity Democracy and Political Violence against women in the framework of the regional action of the Observatory of Political Violence with the Association of Electoral Magistrates of the Americas (AMEA).
Doris Ruth Méndez Cubillos, magistrate of the National Electoral Council of Colombia and AMEA representative, addressed the challenges and actions needed to guarantee the political participation of women in elections in Colombia in the context of the pandemic
Myrtha Varela de Durán, Secretary General and Alternate Magistrate of the Electoral Tribunal of Panama and AMEA representative, analysed the impact of COVID-19 on the political and electoral participation of women as voters and candidates in Panama.

October 1, 2020 | 4:00 pm Bruselas - 10:00 am

Recording of the virtual meeting of the official launch of the publication of the Legislative Transparency Toolbox to continue promoting the adoption of best practices in the parliaments of the Americas and the Caribbean in the areas of active transparency, requests for information, open data, communication and accessibility, and document management.

Transparency and access to information are two fundamental principles of modern democratic systems which guide state action for the provision of public goods and services. In addition, they have been recognised as essential within the 2030 Agenda, within the framework of the effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Public institutions around the world are called upon to include transparency and access to information in their policies and programmes across the board.

This publication is a joint initiative of the institutions that are part of the Transparency and Access to Information Network, ParlAmericas and the EU Programme #EUROsociAL+, and it contains the following tools for understanding and applying legislative transparency:

Active Transparency

Management of requests for access to public information

Open Data

Communication and Accessibility

Document Management

September 9, 2020 | 4:00 pm Madrid - 10:00 am Washington DC

This virtual dialogue is part of the dissemination of the publication “Covid-19 in women’s lives – the global care emergency” undertaken by the Inter-American Commission of Women/OAS in association with the European Union through its EUROsociAL+ programme, in response to the deepening inequality in the distribution of domestic and care tasks and the increase in the unpaid workload borne by women.

August 4, 2020 | 11:00 am Buenos Aires - 4:00 pm Bruselas

Sector representatives from Argentina, Colombia, Chile and Europe will share their views on the impact that COVID-19 had on supply markets, the protection and prevention measures that were developed to minimise professional risks, and the policies and protocols adopted for the progressive resumption of activity.

This series of online exchange meetings on the measures that countries are taking in the face of COVID-19 for the care of safety and health at work at the time of economic reactivation contributes to strengthening and improving decision-making. The first topic addressed was that of the construction sector; the second, on urban and suburban public transport; and the third, related to work in private homes.

This activity is co-organised by the Ministry of Labour, Employment, and Social Security of Argentina, the Superintendency of Occupational Risks of Argentina, the Office of the International Labour Organization Southern Cone, and by the Social Policies area of the European Union programme EUROsociAL+.

 

July 23, 2020 | 5:00 pm Bruselas - 10:00 am Bogotá

In this webinar, Oscar Acevedo (Colombia) shares his experiences on how perpetrators in prisons in Colombia and Guatemala recognise their violent acts. In both countries, the fact of recognising or not recognising the damage done is closely linked to different factors and sociocultural representations of machismo, the role of women, among other things. At the same time, the legal frameworks, the work approach of the justice operators and the various methodological interventions on how to work with perpetrators from different perspectives that enable an understanding of gender violence. Oscar will also provide some examples of how programmes should work with perpetrators in the prison context.

The objective of the activity is to carry out a detailed analysis of the existing programmes both in Europe and Latin America in order to build bridges of cooperation with a view to the creation of a bi-regional work network. It is about promoting a joint focus to learn from each other and design better public policies for working with male aggressors to avoid recidivism.

This activity is co-organised by Work With Perpetrators European Network (WWP EN) and the EUROsociAL+ Gender Equality policy area.

July 22, 2020 | 5:00 pm Bruselas -

In this webinar, Heinrich Geldschläger (Conexus, Spain), will give a brief introduction on the importance of working with male aggressors as part of a coordinated response against gender-based violence and on the Internet Work With Perpetrators European Network (WWP EN) that encourages this work to be carried out safely and effectively in Europe. Next, he will explain the ENGAGE Guide and Training for addressing gender violence in men in non-specific services, developed by European entities in cooperation with the University of Bristol and RESPECT. He will also share some lessons learnt and results of the pilot implementation of the ENGAGE project in France, Italy and Spain, allowing participants to reflect on the approach to violence with men in their own non-specific services and their own referral routes for these men, opening up new possibilities.

The objective of the activity is to carry out a detailed analysis of the existing programmes both in Europe and Latin America in order to build bridges of cooperation with a view to the creation of a bi-regional work network. It is about promoting a joint focus to learn from each other and design better public policies for working with male aggressors to avoid recidivism.

This activity is co-organised by Work With Perpetrators European Network (WWP EN) and the EUROsociAL+ Gender Equality policy area

 

 

July 16, 2020 | 10:00 am Asunción - 4:00 pm Bruselas

The objective of the activity is to disseminate the results of the diagnosis carried out to strengthen Technical Education and Vocational Training in Paraguay, encourage the commitment of the different actors involved in the implementation of an action plan, and promote new actions with the support of international cooperation, product of the consensus and agreements between the Ministry of Education and Sciences and the Ministry of Labour, Employment, and Social Security of Paraguay.

The meeting was organised by the Ministry of Education and Sciences (MEC) of Paraguay and the Ministry of Labour, Employment, and Social Security (MTESS) with the support of the European Union, the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), and the EUROsociAL+ Social Policies area.