The 2nd Cuba-EU Expert Exchange Programme organises seminars on legislative technique and lawmaking
The 2nd Cuba-European Union Expert Exchange has organised a series of seminars on legislative technique and lawmaking with the aim of contributing to improving legislative activity in Cuba. The cycle of seminars is being held following the announcement of Cuba’s new Constitution, which has been accompanied by an ambitious legislative production schedule.
Funded by the European Union, the program accompanies Cuba in implementing its socioeconomic policy guidelines. It continues to generate important international alliances and support key public policies and initiatives to improve services for citizens. In this case, the alliance is between the Cuban Ministry of Justice and Spain’s Parliamentary Counsel.
The various seminars are held virtually and in person. The virtual seminars take place on the platform Connect FIIAPP. The theoretical content covered included an introduction to legislative technique, regulatory structure and legislative design.
Following the virtual training, a practical workshop has been organised, which will be held in Havana. This workshop will see 3 lawyers from Spain’s Congress of Deputies visit and participate in procedures at the Cuban Ministry of Justice (MINJUS) and the Cuban National Assembly. These activities will cover topics such as regulatory policy and parliament, legislative procedure, amendments, parliamentary legal services, ethics in legislative procedure, and work and publication tools, with an emphasis on the use of information and communication technology (ICT).
The opening of this cycle of virtual and face-to-face seminars was attended by Rosabel Gámon Verde, Vice Minister of Justice of Cuba, and Juan Garay Amores, Head of Cooperation of the European Union Delegation in Cuba.
The vice minister highlighted the intense legislative activity in Cuba in recent months and pointed out that participation in this seminar contributes to guaranteeing the quality process that must prevail in all this work. For his part, Juan Garay praised the high level of participation by the Cuban institutions and the Spanish parliamentary counsel, as well as the work done by FIIAPP to make the project a reality. He also highlighted the fact that Cuba-EU cooperation is increasingly based on mutual trust, dialogue and identifying shared challenges, something the Cuba-EU Exchange Programme is a clear example of.