EUROsociAL, the programme for social cohesion in Latin America led by the FIIAPP, is exhibiting its work in the area of public policies on education, employment and justice, among others, over the past four years in 19 Latin American countries today and tomorrow at the headquarters of the European Commission (EC).
EUROsociAL se presenta en la sede de la Comisión Europea en BruselasEUROsociAL presentation at the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels
EUROsociAL and the commission joined forces to organise the meeting “Supporting policies, connecting institutions. Euro-Latin American Dialogue on Public Policies for social cohesion”, whose purpose is to take stock of the last four years of work by European, Community and Latin American institutions. This is achieved through examples of specific cases such as that of Costa Rica, where efforts have focused, in cooperation with the Costa Rican government, on social policies, justice, education, taxation, employment and regional development.
The meeting is also designed to be a “regional dialogue” between these institutions, with three sessions during which they will debate future cooperation between both regions, at a time when the European Union is defining its next development cooperation agenda.
Attendeesinclude EU Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Alicia Bárcena, the President of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2007, Josep Borell, and the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America, Jesús Gracia, as well as Euro MPs and representatives of Latin American and European Governments.
EUROsociAL, which is funded by the EC, is in the second phase of development, during which it has supported 90 public policies in Latin America and has mobilised more than 400 experts in both regions.