Newsletter nº 6 of the EU-LAC project

In this newsletter you can read about the advances made by the project during the first months of 2014

During this period it is important to highlight the participation, for the first time, of countries such as Cuba, El Salvador, Germany and Belgium, widening the geographic reach of the project and strengthening the EU-LAC Dialogue. Furthermore, this period has been notable for the commencement of pilot projects and the presentation of the initiative in different national and international conferences

It includes also an interview with Mr. Álvaro Calderón Ponce de León, Director of Migration, Consular and Citizen Service Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, as well as a find-a-word to test your knowledge of the areas that the project works in. 

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Workshop "Migration Statistics in Ecuador: Reality, potential and prospects"


From 4 to 6 June was held the workshop "Migration Statistics in Ecuador: Reality, potential and prospects", organised by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility and the Ministry of Interior with the support of IOM and the European Union in Ecuador.

This workshop was a place to stimulate inter-agency and governmental discussion based on the experiences and work that Ecuador has been developing in migration statistics.

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Project presentation at the 1st National Conference on Migration and Refugee (COMIGRAR) in São Paulo

On the occasion of the 1st National Conference on Migration and Refugee (COMIGRAR) in São Paulo, Brazil, from 30 May to 1 June 2014, FIIAPP presented the EU-LAC Project.

The objective of this conference was to gather different sectors and actors linked to Migration in order to debate and generate a collective reflection with a view to enhancing building and implementing Public Policies on Migration

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4th Internship on “Exchange of experiences on labour migration management” in Bogota, Colombia


FIIAPP, with the collaboration of the Colombia Unites Us (Colombia Nos Une) Programme of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, organised the fourth and last activity of the internship programme on migration and employment in Bogota, Colombia from 5 to 9 May 2014.

Civil servants from Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Salvador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, as well as Germany and Belgium participated. 

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Proyecto UE-ALCMigration has become increasingly relevant for the European Union (EU) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) relations in recent years.

Within this context, the project “Strengthening the dialogue and cooperation between the European Union (EU) and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) to establish management models on migration and development policies”, devised by the EU, has a dual aim: To strengthen political dialogue between the Latin American continent and the Caribbean and the EU, and to contribute to and participate in the process of cooperation to support the strengthening of regional and national capacities in the CELAC countries.

The implementation of the project was entrusted to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which took on the role of leading partner, and the International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP) of Spain.

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EU-LAC Videos

EU-LAC Dialogue :: Models of migration management. Francisco Javier Baigorri :: The role of FIIAPP. Alfonso Hinojosa Gordonava :: Benefits of regional dialogue on migration management. Belén Martínez Carbonell :: The migration phenomenon in the framework of the Dialogue EU-LAC. Jolita Butkeviciene :: The migration phenomenon in the framework of the Dialogue EU-LAC.
Rob Rozenburg :: The rol of the migrants on the development actions. Gloria De Pascual :: The migration phenomenon in the framework of the Dialogue EU-LAC. Bernd Hemingway :: The migration phenomenon in the framework of the Dialogue EU-LAC. Perla Pinillos de la Hoz :: Impact on origin and destination countries. Dora Aguirre :: The migration phenomenon in the framework of the Dialogue EU-LAC.

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