EUROsociAL+ and the EU-LAC Foundation present the best European-Latin American practices in the field aimed at reducing the female unemployment rate
After identifying the best practices to promote the labour insertion of women in Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union, Mexico City hosted an event aimed at sharing these experiences. The international seminar on “Labour insertion of young women: from good practices towards innovative policies” arises from the alliance between the EU-LAC Foundation and EUROsociAL, a programme funded by the European Union and managed by the FIIAPP.
Specifically, 10 significant practices, whether due to their objectives, results or replicability, were presented from Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Nicaragua, Mexico, Spain, Italy and France. The event was organised in collaboration with the Delegation of the EU to Mexico, the Secretariat of Labour and Social Welfare, the National Institute for Women (INMUJERES) and the Mexican Agency for International Development Cooperation (AMEXCID).
Ambassador Martha Ortiz de Rosas Gómez, Head of the International Affairs Unit of the Secretariat, stressed that these actions have reduced the unemployment rate of Mexican women, from 5.1% in 2013 to 3% in July 2017. Juan Manuel Santomé, Director of EUROsociAL, and Paola Amadei, Executive Director of the EU-LAC Foundation, reiterated their interest in exchanging experiences and reflecting on key issues related to the matter, with a firm commitment to support public policies with a gender focus.
The participating institutions and organisations from 16 countries in Europe and Latin America also looked first-hand at three labour experiences with women’s groups in order to improve their equality of access to the labour market. In this way, they exchanged truths with a group of high school students in Santa Fe, in the talent pool of the Federal Communications Institute and in a company certified with the labour equality standard.