This workshop is part of the support EUROsociAL has defined with the Argentinean Council on Programmes for Promoting Regional Development Projects, for its strengthening as a forum for interministerial coordination.
The objective of the workshop was to promote dialogue, reflection and the implementation of joint actions for the construction of coordination and governance processes for multidimensional policies aimed at territorial development of transborder regions.
The workshop served to activate these processes in the tri-national sub-region of Misiones (Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil), which has barely advanced in recent years. As a result of same, the foreign ministry has invited the Council on Programmes for Promoting Regional Development Projects to join the Border Committee. In the same line, it was agreed that new legal instruments would be analyzed, using the experience of the EU, to provide an adequate legal framework for the actions that are effectively already being carried out in this border region.
The workshop was held at the Gastón Dachary University in Posadas, with the participation of 75 representatives of public and private institutions from Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay, El Salvador and Mexico. The Secretariat General of the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), one of the most active mechanisms in the EU for promoting integration among its member countries, also participated. The Lieutenant-Governor of Misiones, Hugo Passalacqua, opened the workshop, emphasizing that “we come to learn about different experiences […] To take things we don’t know from others and to transmit what we know to others with the goal of social cohesion”.
The ConectaDEL Argentina (IDB- Fomin) programme collaborates with EUROsociAL and supported the organisation of this workshop.