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June 29, 2021 | 10:00 pm México - 5:00 pm París

Twenty-six years after the historic Fourth World Conference on Women and the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, this year 2021 is being held the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) a global meeting promoted by civil society in favour of gender equality, convened by UN Women and jointly organised by the governments of Mexico and France.

The session “ Euro-Latin American visions and proposals to improve the care and shelter for victims of gender-based violence takes place within webinars cycle « Dialogues Euro Latin American : from coalitions to actions in the framework of Generation Equality Forum » organised by Gender Equality Policy Area of the European Union’s EUROsociAL+ Programme.

The main objective of the webinar is to generate a bi-regional dialogue between Europe and Latin America to reflect on and learn about best practices in the provision of care and shelter services for victims of gender-based violence.

Specific objectives:

  1. Sharing the transformative commitments of the Gender-based Violence Coalition assumed by leaders institutions from both regions in terms of combating gender-based violence and care and shelter services for victims.
  2. Identifying the remaining challenges, specific needs and key actors with regard to the provision of these services, and in particular shelters.
  3. To generate proposals to achieve more inclusive and comprehensive public policies in this area.

June 1, 2021 | 5:00 pm Bruselas - 11:00 am Chile

The homeless population is growing, social differences are sharpening in the midst of a global crisis that requires a serious response from governments. Since 2018 Chile has led with the installation of a social policy based on housing as the first step to end the homeless situation, by allying itself with different countries in the region.

In this context, authorities in the field are summoned to participate in the high-level international Webinar entitled “Housing First in Times of Pandemic: a strategy to end the homeless situation”, which will take place next Tuesday, 1 June, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Chile/5:00 p.m. CET.

This meeting is organised by the European Union Programme EUROsociAL+ and the Ministry of Social Development and Family of Chile, which is part of the “Support in the installation of a new national strategy to overcome the homeless situation, implementing the Housing First model in Chile” project. The main objective is to share the results of the international experiences of Housing First in times of pandemic, emphasising the Chilean and Latin American context, in order to inspire and engage different public and private actors in the sustainability of these solutions.

The Governments of Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Brazil, Paraguay, Colombia and Argentina, along with social organisations, politicians, businessmen and key actors in the housing sector, have all been summoned to share their reflections on their experience and what they have learnt.

May 26, 2021 | 9:00 am Colombia - 4:00 pm Bruselas

In these moments of crisis, there is a greater demand for leadership by the central state and sub-national levels, together with the need for clear frameworks of action and coordination that adequately respond to the systemic nature of the health and socio-economic impact, implementing measures that help to overcome it. With a view to an effective recovery, the role of the state, as a strategic coordinator and balancing mechanism of different capacities and interests, is fundamental for the coordination of long-range processes that ensure social cohesion and prosperity in accordance with democratic principles and international commitments on gender equality.

The territorial approach in policies and actions developed in the context of socio-economic recovery is essential for national policies to provide a framework and promote development and the economy in the territories, and, in a broader sense, a better quality of urban life.

The LAC-EU Roundtable promoted by the current Presidency of MINURVI (Assembly of Ministers and Highest Authorities in Housing and Urban Development of Latin America and the Caribbean), with the support of EUROsociAL+, the European Union’s programme for social cohesion in Latin America in association with UN Habitat seeks to exchange experiences, strategies and approaches between the two regions to face the socio-economic crisis derived from the pandemic, addressing the contribution from urban and territorial development, as well as from housing and the construction sector, to socio-economic recovery responses in cities.

The meeting is structured in two sessions:

  • Wednesday, 26 May 2021 (09:00 Colombia-16:00 Brussels):Ministerial round table.

See session recording

  • Thursday, 27 May (08:45 Colombia-15:45 Brussels): Technical round table

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May 25, 2021 | 11:00 am Chile - 5:00 pm Bélgica

The two sessions of the “Gender and Constitution” round table are part of the “Chile-European Union Round Table” seminar cycle organised by the European Union Delegation in Chile, the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation (AGCID) and the Library of National Congress, with the support of the European Union’s EUROsociAL+ programme.

Throughout this encounter, some of the main unknowns and good practices articulated in relation to challenges posed today for public powers in the international arena will be put forward and discussed in depth. This is a result of the need to move forward with regards achieving, consolidating and maintaining sustainability.

The round table meeting is structured in two sessions:

  • Tuesday, 25 May 2021 (11:00 Santiago de Chile-17:00 Brussels).

SESSION 1: The State’s promotion of sustainable development: economic model and social cohesion.

See session recording

  • Thursday, 27 May 2021 (11:00 Santiago de Chile-17:00 Brussels).

SESSION 2: Rights linked to sustainable economic development.

See session recording

May 20, 2021 | 12:00 pm Argentina - 5:00 pm Bélgica

The Argentinian Ministry of Health, together with the European Union’s EUROsociAL+ programme, are promoting the formulation of a national standard that provides general operating conditions for residences for the elderly with a human rights perspective. The definition of this standard is proposed as a process of federal construction and inter-institutional coordination.To this end, this workshop has been organised in which international social and health public policy experiences that respond to situations of dependency, especially with regard to long-term services, will be presented. In this regard, the presentation of the European expert Lourdes Bermejo is valuable, given her background in this field. The construction of the regulatory framework for residences for the elderly in Uruguay as a component of the progressive care system and the role of the Ministry of Health in coordination with the First Level of Care will also be analysed. To comment on the main achievements and challenges, we will be joined by two representatives from the country.Meanwhile, given that the Argentine Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity is working on the legislative design of a national care system, it is appropriate to know more about the section dedicated to the elderly. We therefore invited Lucia Cirmi, National Director of Care at the Ministry of Women, Gender and Diversity to take part.This workshop is aimed at national and provincial officials from the ministries of health, social development and other significant areas of our country, with competence and interest in the subject of older people.

May 13, 2021 | 4:00 pm Bruselas - 11:00 am Buenos Aires

One year ago, the International Labor Organization, the European Union’s EUROsociAL+ programme and the Argentinian Ministry of Labour, Employment and Social Security decided to join forces and work together to develop a series of virtual forums for dialogue and exchange on measures that, in terms of health and safety at work, countries were adopting in the face of COVID-19, both at the most critical moment of the crisis and for the reactivation of production and the economy, and for the recovery of employment.

The round table meetings focused on four economic sectors that have been especially affected by the crisis – construction, transport, domestic work and wholesale markets, the common thread of each encounter being occupational health and safety measures, the role of social dialogue and the sectoral agreements reached.

The publication presented today systematises the national responses shared at these sessions, as well as a series of reflections on the lessons learnt during the pandemic and the challenges facing occupational health and safety in the future.

 

May 12, 2021 | 11:00 am Santiago de Chile - 5:00 pm Bruselas

The two sessions of the “Gender and Constitution” round table are part of the “Chile-European Union Round Table” seminar cycle organised by the European Union Delegation in Chile, the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, the Chilean Agency for International Cooperation (AGCID) and the Library of National Congress, with the support of the European Union’s EUROsociAL+ programme.

Throughout this meeting, which will take place over two sessions, some of the best European and Chilean experiences will be presented and discussed at length. The male-orientated roots of the State will be addressed, as will the structural dimensions of discrimination based on gender and its democratic citizenship. The latter will take the form of questioning one of the constitutive elements of a State designed by and for a small fraction of the population made up of men. Meanwhile, the debate will focus on the need to build a state based on parity.

The two sessions of this encounter will therefore have a common objective: the urgent need to imbue the future Chilean Constitution with a cross-cutting gender approach, permeating all its content, in order to debate the specific contributions that can be expected as a result.

The round table will be structured in two sessions (with the same registration link for both):

  • Tuesday, 11 May 2021 (11:00 Santiago de Chile-17:00 Brussels). SESSION I: Rule of law and gender discrimination. See session recording
  • Wednesday 12 May 2021 (11:00 Santiago de Chile-17:00 Brussels). SESSION II: The constitutionalisation of women’s experience as citizens See session recording

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, strengthening integrity and the public’s trust in democratic institutions. As part of these efforts, standards were established taking into account the challenges and good practices of the countries of the region expressed in the Model Inter-American Law 2.0 on Access to Public Information, approved in October 2020 by the OAS General Assembly. The regulations, developed with the support of the EUROsociAL+ programme and the Transparency and Access to Information Network (RTA), incorporate state-of-the-art standards and best practices in the promotion of transparency and the right of access to information.

This webinar, hosted by ParlAméricas together with the OAS, the RTA and the EU’s EUROsociAL+ programme aims to share this important resource with the parliaments of the region, establishing spaces for cooperation between international specialists and guarantor bodies with parliamentary representatives and staff from the legislative powers.

 

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).