Delegation of the European Union to Uruguay

Seminar on promoting territorial development with cohesion, favouring decentralization and gender equality

18/10/2021 - 18:00
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It was held in the city of San José and all of Uruguay's 125 municipalities took part.


On 18 October 18, at the Maccio theater in the city of San Jose, a seminar was held on promoting territorial development with cohesion, favouring decentralization and gender equality, which was supported by the European Union's EUROsociAL+ programme.

The event was attended by all of Uruguay's 125 municipalities, national authorities and representatives of civil society organizations.

The Director of Cohesion and Decentralization of Uruguay's Planning & Budgeting Office (OPP), María de Lima, the Manager of the Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation (AUCI), Claudia Romano, the Director of National Institute for Women (INMujeres), Mónica Bottero, and the President of the Plenary of Municipalities, Fidencio González, took part in the opening session.

Sonia González, Advisor to Spain's International and Ibero-American Foundation for Administration and Public Policies (FIIAPP), joined from Madrid to explain the importance of including the gender perspective in the national public budget to develop programmes that include the needs of the entire population.

OPP Director Isaac Alfie, AUCI Director Mariano Berro, Presidency Secretary Alvaro Delgado, San José Department Governor Ana María Bentaberri and EU Ambassador Paolo Berizzi took part in the closing session.

In his speech, Ambassador Berizzi highlighted the importance that the EU assigns to local authorities for development, since they are the ones closest to the needs of citizens, and are thus in a privileged position to identify the most appropriate solutions to their needs in the local context. For this reason, the EU works together with local authorities in Uruguay and around the world to strengthen the capacity of local actors and promote local development projects.

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