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July 21, 2021 | 4:00 pm -

The spaces for dialogue between judicial institutions in Europe and Latin America promote good practices for a digitalised justice capable of dealing with cases of gender violence. In this sense, the Council of the Judiciary in Ecuador and the EUROsociAL+ programme organise the European Union-Latin America exchange webinar “Online trials in cases of gender violence”, which, in addition, seeks to guarantee compliance with judicial processes through the use of technological tools with a gender perspective.

This international meeting will delve into topics such as implementing the virtual module of protection measures in the national system; the Report by the Ibero-American Judicial Summit on COVID-19 and the administration of justice in the region; technology, criminal process, hearings and oral trials and the diagnosis of innovative practices for carrying out online trials in cases of gender violence. During this webinar, specific experiences such as the cases of Spain, the Dominican Republic or Chile will also be addressed.

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 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 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

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 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+.