• 05 March 2020

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    Category : Reportage

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    Gender approach in cooperation projects

    The FIIAPP manages projects that work with gender approaches and promote the fight against the inequality encountered by women

    It sounds paradoxical, but it is not. To be able to talk about equality between men and women, you first have to talk about inequality. "Finally, a female candidate for the presidency of the European Commission." Ursula von der Leyen said it in he...

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  • 27 February 2020

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    Category : Opinion

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    Back to the Future: perspectives of Spanish Cooperation for the twenties

    David R. Seoane, the FIIAPP communication and knowledge management technician, proposes this reflection on the opportunities and challenges of a new decade for Spanish cooperation

    Fotografía de cooperantes españoles. Autor: Miguel Lizana (AECID)

    In 1985, Martin McFly calibrated the “flow condenser” of his old DeLorean to travel to the future, to 21 October 2015. Just a month before McFly arrived, the United Nations General Assembly had approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. A road map focused on people, t...

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  • 20 February 2020

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    Category : Entrevista

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    When acetone becomes a drug: How are explosives and narcotics precursors controlled?

    We interviewed Jose Luis Martin, head of service of the precursor area of the Intelligence Centre against Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO). FIIAPP works with this institution through projects such as COPOLAD, a cooperation programme between the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States and the European Union in drug policies.

    José Luis Martín, head of service of the precursor area of CITCO

    What are precursors?

    Precursors are substances which intervene in any way in a chemical process, either to manufacture drugs, narcotics, psychotropics or to manufacture explosives. There are two types of precursors that ar...

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  • 13 February 2020

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    Category : Opinion

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    Strengthening cross-border governance: Peace border

    Bárbara Gómez, a democratic governance agent of the EUROsociAL+ programme gives us her vision on the border situation at the Uruguay river basin, shared by Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina, and EUROsociAL+ efforts to promote good governance at the borders.

    EUROsociAL+ promotes good governance at the borders.

    We are in the southernmost triple border of America... between Barra de Quaraí (Brazil), Bella Unión (Uruguay) and Monte Caseros (Argentina). This border's lands share, among many other things, the trinat...

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