The director of the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), Pedro Flores, participated this morning in the opening of the "Twenty-first Workshop of the Spanish Association of Parliamentarians (AELPA)", which will address "Transparency from the Parliament" and be in session until Friday, 19th September.
Presidenta de AELPA, Encarna Fernández, Presidente del CEPC, Benigno Pendás y Director de la FIIAPP, Pedro FloresPresident of AELPA, Encarna Fernández, President of CEPC, Benigno Pendás and the Director of the FIIAPP, Pedro Flores
Flores was joined in the opening of this activity, which is being held in the Centre for Political and Constitutional Studies (CEPC), by the President of AELPA, Encarna Fernández, and the President of the CEPC, Benigno Pendás.
The FIIAPP is collaborating in the workshop through EUROsociAL, the programme for social cohesion in Latin America.
In his speech, the head of the FIIAPP pointed to the area of transparency as a priority in the work the institution he leads is doing to improve public systems in the 85 countries around the world with which the FIIAPP collaborates. Along these lines, he highlighted the trust placed by the European Commission in the Foundation to develop the first delegated cooperation project in the area of transparency, specifically in Colombia, and the work the EUROsociAL II programme is doing with the CEDDET Foundation, its operational partner.
As an example of this work, the workshop included the participation of two delegations of senior officials from Chile and Mexico, which are taking part in an exchange visit to the European Union, organized by the FIIAPP and the CEDDET Foundation, for the purpose of learning about experiences in public policies in transparency and access to information in Spain, the U.K., Sweden and the European Parliament.
For Flores, the workshop is a very good opportunity to reflect on transparency and access to information as tools in the fight against corruption and for bringing public management closer to citizens.