Several Cuban delegations visited Madrid and London to learn about financial instruments for risk management and other economic matters as part of a Cuba-EU expert exchange programme managed by FIIAPP.
In recent weeks FIIAPP has organised various study visits within the Cuba-European Union Expert Exchange Programme, managed by FIIAPP and funded by the European Commission. This is an international cooperation project aimed at supporting Cuba in its process of socio-economic modernisation.
On the one hand, a Cuban delegation undertook a programme of visits in Madrid and London that enabled them to learn about risk management, trend analysis, and financial instruments. Spain’s Institute of Market Studies (IEB) collaborated with FIIAPP in the design of this activity intended to improve the negotiation capacity of Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Trade (MINCEX).
They also took part in activities for strengthening the capacity of Cuba’s National Office of Statistics (ONEI), with the collaboration of Spain’s National Institute of Statistics (INE), and to continue with the technical assistance already provided by the Spanish Tax Administration Agency (AEAT) and other European institutions to the National Office of Tax Administration (ONAT) in recent months.
The project managed by the FIIAPP got underway in January 2014 and has a duration of 36 months and a European budget of 3,500,000 euros. FIIAPP is recruiting experts and institutions from Europe and third countries for an exchange of experiences, know-how and best practices with Cuban professionals.