FIIAPP has held its Board of Trustees’ meeting, the latter with positions renewed to approve the annual accounts and strategic plan
Vice President Nadia Calviño has assumed the presidency of the FIIAPP Board of Trustees. The Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Pilar Cancela, will hold the presidency of this Board’s Permanent Commission, whose first meeting with positions renewed was held virtually today to approve the annual accounts and strategic plan. Among others, the ministers of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, of Justice and the Secretaries of State for the Civil Service, Agenda 2030, Environment and Migration are some of those new faces among the trustees on the board.
“Spain must play a central role in international cooperation led by public sector institutions. The FIIAPP is a strategic institution and must play a significant role in the deployment of the European Union’s foreign action within the 2021-2027 multi-annual financial framework”, said Nadia Calviño, First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation.
In the words of Pilar Cancela, Secretary of State for International Cooperation and president of the Permanent Commission of the FIIAPP Board of Trustees, “Spanish Cooperation is a State policy and public-sector technical cooperation is an essential part of this system. The exchange of knowledge, learning between peers and between state administrations of more than 120 countries results in a global benefit that contributes to improving people’s wellbeing”.
For the director of FIIAPP, Anna Terrón, “public-sector technical cooperation is making great strides as a priority form of cooperation not only in Spain, but also in Europe: building development by supporting institutional reforms and improving public policies increases the impact and reach of projects. It is also a form of cooperation which is deeply anchored in European values and human rights”.
The FIIAPP is currently executing a volume of projects worth more than 400 million euros in more than 120 countries, with a significant percentage of European funding. The Foundation works to improve public policies and public systems which can impact development, from the climate, migration, justice and security areas to digitisation, employment, transportation, trade and, centrally, social cohesion. All these actions are part of the feminist foreign policy of our Government.
Support for the inter-American law on transparency, the creation of a legal assistance network for migrants in Latin America, the dismantling of a trafficking network in Niger, the training of more than 2000 judges and prosecutors in Turkey, and the integration of disability in the public policies of five countries are among FIIAPP’s achievements in 2021.
Beyond this impact, the distinctive value of FIIAPP lies in the way it works: directly mobilising professionals from public administrations (state, autonomous, municipal…) to participate in short or long-term missions abroad, integrating for a time into the institutions of other countries, in a horizontal relationship of exchange of experiences and knowledge.
The Board of Trustees has approved the Foundation Strategy 2021-2024, whose priorities are the establishment of international alliances – of Spain and Europe with third countries, the internationalisation of our administrations, excellence in project management – more than 80 planned for 2022 – and the increase in the relative weight of cooperation from public systems.