The most noteworthy regional actions of EUROsociAL+ are taken in partnership with consolidated networks, or even emerging ones, but also outside of formal networks. In any case, policy dialogue and collective learning is not only promoted through reflection and debate. This is also done by supporting progress in constructing common responses, such as common strategic reference frameworks for public policies at the regional level; adopting agreements, declarations or joint lines; creating protocols or other common deliverables.
Public Policy Network for Regional Development
The Public Policy Network for Regional Development was launched in December 2013 with the support of EUROsociAL and other strategic partners, such as ECLAC and the OECD Development Centre.
The network aims to make itself into a space for dialogue on public policies of regional convergence and development in which the persons responsible for the design and implementation of these policies share their experiences and mutual learning is promoted.
EUROsociAL has assisted in the creation of this network, and it supports it through inputs for the discussion and contribution represented by the varied European experience in territorial cohesion policies and programmes, both at the community (EU) and the national level.
The Tax Education Network was created in 2008 within the framework of the first phase of EUROsociAL and with the objective of promoting specialised knowledge and learning experiences based on shared reflection on the experiences of tax and educational institutions.
The joint work of this community to exchange experiences has made possible the “regionalisation” of best practices in formal and non-formal educational environments.
The second phase of EUROsociAL continues working to promote this network. An important advance in this regard was produced in El Salvador in June 2013 with the signing of a Regional Letter of Intent by the representatives of the tax and educational agencies of ten Latin American countries. This letter stated their commitment to working together to promote Tax Education as a State policy.
The Transparency and Information Access Network (RTA in its Spanish acronym) was created in 2011 and is made up of 13 countries and one international foundation. The RTA was formed as a formal space for dialogue and cooperation to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the area of transparency and access to information among its members. It aims to be a leader in peer-to-peer learning, thereby contributing to the construction of systems of accountability and to the strengthening of public management.
The cooperation between the RTA and EUROsociAL arises from the recognition of information access, transparency and accountability as key elements in the construction of modern democracies, and expands the possibilities of sharing experiences and best practices, both among countries in the Latin American region and between the two regions.
At a "workshop for the creation of Accounting and Tax Support Centres (NAFs in its Spanish acronym)", held in Lima (Peru) from 1 to 4 April 2014, within the framework of the EUROsociAL Programme, Tax administration and participating university representatives agreed through a letter of intent to establish a NAF Network as part of the Latin America - European Union Tax Education Network (REF).
The NAF Network is open to all tax administrations and higher education institutions committed to achieving greater civic-tax awareness and quality university education. It is based on ethics and social responsibility, through spaces for dialogue and critical reflection on taxation, just as the NAF units are.