- Senior officials, civil servants and employees of the 17 municipalities involved in the project.
- Population of the municipalities involved, with special attention to the most vulnerable groups.
Several interventions by the European Union in Uruguay were a reference for the formulation of the project. Of particular note are the "Desarrollo social de las zonas rurales más pobres del Norte de Uruguay (PRODENOR)" -Social development of the poorest rural areas in Northern Uruguay-programme and the projects called "A los ojos de todos: contraloría ciudadana y monitoreo social" -In the eyes of all: citizen control and social monitoring (multi-country project), "Cohesión social y territorial del Eje Rua 7" - Social and territorial cohesion of the Rua 7 Axis and "Cerro Largo Incluye".
The European policies of governance, decentralization and citizen participation were a reference during the project's development.
The experience of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP), especially with regard to inter-institutional coordination, transparency, citizen participation, good governance and the location of the 2030 Agenda, was a reference during the project's development.
The project has participated in several courses on Open Government organized by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) in collaboration with the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP) and the Ministry of Territorial Policy and Public Function.
The city counsellor Josep Villarreal, from the Barcelona City Council, has been a speaker at the "Seminario Internacional Mirada Ciudadana" workshop, organized by the project.
A representative of the project has participated in the "Diplomado de Cooperación Sur-Sur" of the Instituto Universitario de Desarrollo y Cooperación (IUDC) -University Institute for Cooperation and Development- of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).
Consultant Javier Cortés has carried out an international consultancy for the project in relation to the Agenda 2030 localisation and municipal communication, with a special focus on public-private collaboration within and from the territories.
Consultoría internacional para el apoyo en la definición de la estrategia de localización de la Agenda 2030
» For more information click here
Consultoría internacional para el apoyo en los contenidos del seminario 'La Buena Gobernanza en los Municipios del Mercosur’, de forma principal en materia de gobernanza y participación ciudadana
» For more information click here
MAIN CONTRIBUTION, FROM THE PROJECT'S THEMATIC PERSPECTIVE
CONTRIBUTION FROM A PARTICULAR PROJECT COMPONENT, COMPLEMENTARY TO THE MAIN TOPIC
CONTRIBUTION FROM CROSSCUTTING TOPICS
One of the main components of the Mirada Ciudadana project are the Political Dialogue Meetings, which consist of meetings between the authorities of the partner local governments to exchange ideas about the rea...
Thanks to the project, Thematic Meetings have been designed and carried out to address the subjects prioritised in the Political Dialogue meetings with the political representatives of each partner municipality...
Applying principles and mechanisms of collective or group building throughout the cycle of training and technical assistance, in order to guarantee the active and balanced contribution of all participants, thus...
Further to the participation of Lucy Larrosa, Project Coordinator, in the "Certificate in South-South Cooperation" programme given by the Instituto Universitario de Desarrollo y Cooperación (IUDC) de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) for the Ibero-American Programme to Strengthen South-South Cooperation (PIFCSS) in 2017, Professor Tahina Ojeda Medina showed interest in the project's experience and included it in two of her articles: “
Mirada Ciudadana shares its experience in the ACCESA Mexican magazine. Further to the participation of Lucy Larrosa, Project Coordinator, in the launch of the 'Network of the Americas in Open Government and Sustainable Development', which took place from 12 to 14 June 2019 in Mexico, Mirada Ciudadana was invited to join the network. A proposal was made to systematise and publish this fruitful experience in Triangular Cooperation in an issue of the ACCESA magazine dedicated to the Agenda 2030.
Last Friday, a workshop was held early in the morning on "Locating the Sustainable Development Goals in the municipalities' territories", in which members of several Cerro Largo municipalities participated.
At this training, Spanish expert Javier Cortés addressed some of the items of the programme that had been scheduled for the workshops on 12 and 13 March in Paraguay, an activity that was eventually suspended after the measures adopted by Paraguay and Uruguay to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Javier Cortés, an expert from the European Union who came to Cerro largo through the ADELANTE programme, worked yesterday together with the Mirada Ciudadana team to transfer the methodology for the localisation of the Agenda 2030.
This means that the municipalities will now include sustainable development in their planning and daily work, as they are the actors closest to the people. It is very easy to measure how they contribute to the fulfilment of these Sustainable Development Goals and of the Agenda 2030.
The Mirada Ciudadana project has held today, together with experts from the European Union's ADELANTE programme, a workshop called "Efficient communication to strengthen municipal management" aimed at representatives of the communication areas of municipalities from the Cerro Largo Government as well as officials from the various partner municipalities of the project.
Within the framework of the Mirada Ciudadana Project, a workshop was held today to introduce the guides developed by the project's technical team, which deal with topics such as communication, citizen participation, the power of citizenry and the incorporation of the gender perspective from a practical point of view.
The Mirada Ciudadana Project's coordinator and experts have been working on the preparation of the activities that will be carried out in February and March of this year.
It was held in the presence of Mayor Dr. Pablo Duarte together with directors and various authorities of institutions in the area, linked to the support of this section of the population. The Mirada Ciudadana Project contributed to the institutional strengthening work, in this case aimed at the Secretariat of the Elderly people and its Head, Mrs. Gloria Lucas. This card can be applied for by any person over 60 and brings benefits such as discounts on various purchases, tourism, accommodation, tickets to shows and so on, throughout the country as well as locally.
On 28 and 29 November 2019, the 2nd Meeting of Women Entrepreneurs of the Mirada Ciudadana Project was held at the Casa de la Cultura of the Municipality of Rio Branco, with the participation of 90 people, including 69 women, as well as authorities from the municipalities of Candiotta and Aceguá Brasil, and from the department of Cerro Largo.
This week, the Mirada Ciudadana Project's Experts and Coordinator will be in Paraguay, where different activities are being carried out within the framework of the Project.