This project aims to improve the governance and implementation of quality public policies that reduce the gaps between inequalities existing in the region. For this reason, institutional capacities will be strengthened both in local governments and their respective administrations, as well as the civil society regarding the importance of agreeing on a model of transparency, accountability and citizen monitoring in the definition and provision of these public services.

COORDINATING INSTITUTION
Intendencia de Cerro Largo - Uruguay
PARTNER INSTITUTION
Municipio de Aceguá – Brazil
Municipio de Candiota – Brazil
Municipio de Peñalolén – Chile
Municipio de Presidente Franco - Paraguay
Municipio de San Bernardino - Paraguay
Municipio de San Isidro - Argentina
OTHER RELATED INSTITUTIONS
Municipio de Aceguá - Uruguay
Municipio de Arbolito - Uruguay
Municipio de Arévalo - Uruguay
Municipio de Fraile Muerto - Uruguay
Municipio de Los Andes – Chile
Municipio de Noblía - Uruguay
Municipio de Plácido Rosas - Uruguay
Municipio de Ramón Trigo - Uruguay
Municipio de Río Branco - Uruguay
Municipio de Tupambaé - Uruguay
TOTAL BUDGET
512.159,00 €
EU CONTRIBUTION
407.166,41 €
DURATION
39 months (January 1st, 2017 - March 31, 2020)
CONTRIBUTION TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
  • 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).


Programa ADELANTE: Cooperación Triangular
ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation

Strengthening institutional capacities and good governance in order to improve the efficiency of municipalities and thus achieving quality public policies focused on reducing inequality gaps.

MAIN CONTRIBUTION, FROM THE PROJECT'S THEMATIC PERSPECTIVE

Goal 11.3

By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 11.3 through training and technical assistance to all participating municipalities in inclusive and sustainable urbanization and participatory, integrated and sustainable planning and management.

Justification:

INDICATOR NOT RELEVANT FOR THE PROJECT

Goal 16.6

Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 16.6 by improving governance for the implementation of quality public policies in the 17 participating Mercosur municipalities, promoting in particular transparency through the active participation of citizens under the pillars of Open Government.

Indicator 16.6.1

Primary government expenditures as a proportion of original approved budget, by sector (or by budget codes or similar)

Justification:

It is possible to measure the impact of this indicator in the municipalities of Cerro Largo (9), since there is a system that allows for an annual evaluation of the comparison between what has been planned and what has been executed. The objective is to have, by the end of 2019, this information in the municipalities of Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay to assess the feasibility of monitoring all partners.

Goal 16.7

Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 16.7 through the promotion of inclusive and participatory measures in the 17 municipalities in which it is being implemented, with citizen participation and decentralization being the pillars of the project.

Justification:

INDICATOR NOT RELEVANT FOR THE PROJECT

Goal 16.10

Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDANA project contributes to Target 16.10 by promoting policies of access to public information, accountability, transparency and citizen participation, and thus training public officials and senior officials as well as civil society to know their rights and access services and information of interest.

Indicator 16.10.2

Number of countries that adopt and implement constitutional, statutory and/or policy guarantees for public access to information

Justification:

As Municipalities rely on the laws of each country on the subject, Mirada Ciudadana aims at encouraging compliance with this legislation.

CONTRIBUTION FROM A PARTICULAR PROJECT COMPONENT, COMPLEMENTARY TO THE MAIN TOPIC

Goal 8.9

By 2030, devise and implement policies to promote sustainable tourism that creates jobs and promotes local culture and products

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 8.9 through the promotion in all municipalities of Plans for the Promotion of Natural, Heritage or Shopping Tourism, as well as the training of and awareness raising among groups of women entrepreneurs, especially female artisans.

Justification:

INDICATOR NOT RELEVANT FOR THE PROJECT

Goal 10.2

By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 10.2 through the strengthening of the governance and management capacities of all municipalities aimed at promoting social, economic and political inclusion of people, reducing inequality gaps and correcting inequalities.

Indicator 10.2.1

Proportion of people living below 50 per cent of median income, by age, sex and persons with disabilities

Justification:

The project contributes to this indicator, making it possible to measure the number of people living below 50% of the average income. This information is available in the municipalities of Cerro Largo, Chile, Brazil and Argentina.

CONTRIBUTION FROM CROSSCUTTING TOPICS

Goal 4.4

By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 4.4 through training, coordination and organising the institutions with competencies to improve the work capacities of people living in the municipalities involved. Our objective is to strengthen the municipalities' capacities, by training referents in each of them to lead and make employment policies sustainable in each territory, with an emphasis on women, young people and the most vulnerable population.

Justification:

INDICATOR NOT RELEVANT FOR THE PROJECT

Goal 5.1

End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 5.1 by raising awareness and including a gender perspective in all its actions so that positive actions against discrimination towards women and girls are included in all municipalities. This issue was invisible and practically absent from municipal planning.

Justification:

TARGET WITHOUT INDICATOR

Goal 5.5

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 5.5 by training local authorities, civil servants and civil society to support and empower female entrepreneurs and leaders through a methodology that has already been tested by the Women's Secretariat of the Municipality of Cerro Largo. Work is being done on the concept of "life project" with the aim of improving their well-being and care for themselves and their families.

Justification:

INDICATOR NOT RELEVANT FOR THE PROJECT

Goal 5.B

Enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology, to promote the empowerment of women

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 5.B through the direct training of women in the use of new technologies to improve access to information and opportunities.

Justification:

TARGET WITHOUT INDICATOR

Goal 5.C

Adopt and strengthen sound policies and enforceable legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels

Justification:

The MIRADA CIUDADANA project contributes to Target 5.C by promoting positive gender policies specifically geared towards training in terms of employment, entrepreneurship and the empowerment of women.

Indicator 5.C.1

Proportion of countries with systems to track and make public allocations for gender equality and women’s empowerment

Justification:

It is planned to quantify the resources allocated to gender policies being implemented in partner municipalities, and it is planned to include this indicator in the monitoring and follow-up system.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Ciudad del Este, Paraguay
,
Paraguay
|
03/10/2018

From September 26 to 28, the Mirada Ciudadana project held the 5th Political Dialogue Encounter: Decentralization and Local Governments. It was held in the Session Room of the Government of Alto Paraná, in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. It brought together Governors, Intendants, Mayors and Prefeitos from Uruguay, Brazil and Paraguay to reflect on the levels of Decentralization, the role of local governments and the importance of having more resources to carry out public policies that directly impact on the welfare of people who live in the territory.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
San Bernardino y Pdte Franco
,
Paraguay
|
04/09/2018

President Franco was the seat of a very interesting activity with women, where Sonia Gómez also participated, as a reference of Gender of Cerro Largo. It was an encounter evaluated as highly positive, where they participated in a fair where these women presented the clothing and coat products made from the waste of Paraguayan multinational industries. They are clothing for children and adults as well as blankets, capes, bedspreads, carpets, and more.

Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Melo, Cerro Largo
,
Uruguay
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09/08/2018

Last Monday, the coordinator of the Mirada Ciudadana Project, together with the representatives of Gender and several Mayors of Cerro Largo, participated in a workshop in the city of Tacuarembó, where they worked on the topic of International Cooperation and also on the Gender issue in Subnational Governments.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Aceguá
,
Brasil
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03/08/2018

From the Mirada Ciudadana project, we continue to make our contribution to the Municipality of Aceguá, Rio Grande do Sul, on the application of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to its different management areas. Along these lines, the 2nd ODS Workshop was held with local governments. The areas of Productive Development, Strategic Planning, Finance and Works of the municipality, together with Prefeito Gerhard Martens, presented their objectives and results.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union and Latin America & the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
San Isidro
,
Argentina
|
01/08/2018

From the Mirada Ciudadana project we have been committed to strengthening the capacities of all our partners, observing their strengths and weaknesses, working together in the reaffirmation and application of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDOs) in their respective governments, so that they can work efficiently and Align to them, leaving also installed capacity in each place.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union and Latin America & the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Cartagena
,
Colombia
|
25/07/2018

The coordinator of Mirada Ciudadana, Mtra. Lucy Larrosa, participates as a lecturer in the seminar on "Open Government" that takes place until next Friday in Cartagena, organized by the Spanish Agency of International Cooperation for Development (AECID) in the aforementioned Colombian city.

ADELANTE: programa de cooperación triangular de la Unión Europea para América Latina y Caribe
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Madrid, Spain
, |
05/05/2018

The Coordinator of the Mirada Ciudadana project, Mtra. Lucy Larrosa was selected to study a Diploma in South-South and Triangular Cooperation at the Complutense University of Madrid. Said instance was held on May 7 and 11 of this year in Madrid.

The Uruguayan Agency for International Cooperation (AUCI) and the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB), granted five scholarships for Uruguay to carry out this training.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union and Latin America & the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Melo, Cerro Largo
,
Uruguay
|
26/04/2018

The Seminar on Sustainable Development Goals and the Subnational Governments in the Antel videoconference room, within the framework of the Mirada Ciudadana project, has been successfully developed and a very good public framework.

Mayors of Cerro Largo, Santa Clara, Candiotta, Yaguarón and Aceguá Brazil told of the work they have been doing since their management and the ODS with which they carry out their tasks in order to improve their municipality and the quality of life of its inhabitants.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Melo, Cerro Largo
,
Uruguay
|
17/04/2018

Through the collaboration of a teacher in charge of working on afro issues, the Uruguay Center, historically the social center of the Afro community of Melo, manages an agreement with the Brazilian University Unipampa. In this sense, the Mirada Ciudadana Project technically supports the strengthening of local capacities.

The objective of this agreement is to strengthen the Uruguay Center and contribute to the rescue of its identity. The role of the Mirada Ciudadana project has to do with the strengthening of civil society, in this case the Afro community of the city of Melo.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
San Isidro
,
Argentina
|
10/10/2017

The Botana mayor, mayors of Cerro Largo, Peñalolen (ch.) and Prefeito de Candiota (br.) visit the int. of San Isidro Gustavo Posse to continue with the exchange of experiences. In this case, social policies and citizen participation.

Past events

Dec 11 - Dec 13, 2018
Santiago de Chile
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

International Open Government and Governance Seminar

Building an Open Government policy for Subnational Governments.

The objectives of this seminar are:

1) To deepen the application of governance and open government with the Local Governments, partners, collaborators and beneficiaries;

2) Consolidate...

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Oct 29 - 30, 2018
Municipio de Candiota, Brasil
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

Capacity-Building Conference in the Municipality of Candiota

On 29th and 30th October, two Capacity-Building Conferences will be held in the Brazilian municipality of Candiota with the Mayor Adriano Castro and his team.

These two events will conclude a series of workshops that focused on Strategic Planning and Action Plans.

Oct 28, 2018
San Isidro, Argentina
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

Meeting on Social Policy

This October 28 will be held in the Argentine Municipality of San Isidro, an Encounter on Social Policies. Dr. Carmen Tort, Director of Social Management of the Intendancy of Cerro Largo, will participate to learn more about the social policies that are applied there. It will be an instance of rich exchange for all participants...

Sep 25 - 29, 2018
San Bernardino Council, Paraguay
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

Meeting for Political Dialogue in Paraguay

From 25th - 29th September, within the framework of the project Mirada Ciudadana, a meeting for Political Dialogue will be held in the Paraguayan city of San Bernardino. The participants will work with municipalities bordering San Bernardino and Presidente Franco, and the Mayor of Cerro Largo, Uruguay, will also be in...

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Jul 10 - 11, 2018
San Isidro, Argentina
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

Strengthening Civil Society in the Municipality of San Isidro, Argentina

On 10th and 11th July, there will be Training and Technical Support Workshops in the Municipality of San Isidro.

Officials from the Mirada Ciudadana initiative will be present along with ICD - the entity that provides technical support to the project - to assist civil society in this...

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Jul 09, 2018
Aceguá - Brazil
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

The Municipality of Aceguá - Brazil will analyse its management and what it brings to the SDGs

On the 9th July, from 9:30 am onwards, the Municipality of Aceguá, Brazil, will host a conference with the Mayor and his team for the purpose of analysing its management and evaluating the contribution made by each area to the SDGs.

The Mayor Gerhard Martens, with his cabinet, will seek, with the...

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Jun 04, 2018
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

Strengthening the skills of leaders and employees of Cerro Largo Council

STRATEGIC PLANNING WORKSHOP. Part 2

Working with managers and employees of Cerro Largo Council on strategic planning, in order to provide technical support to the different departments of the Council to plan strategically and develop projects especially in conjunction with municipalities.

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May 28 - Jun 01, 2018
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

Paraguay: Here we go!

It will be an intense week of work run by the technical team from the project Mirada Ciudadana between 28th May and 1st June in the Paraguayan towns of Presidente Franco and San Bernardino. The aim of this mission, which is part of the project Mirada Ciudadana, is to start the process of training and technical support, aimed...

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Apr 05, 201818:00
Municipality of Tupambaé, Uruguay
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

Governance and the participation of Civil Society - Municipality of Tupambaé

This workshop will be held as we mentioned in the town of Tupambaé next Thursday, April 5 and is aimed at members of civil society in the area, citizens and the general public from the time 18:00.

The objective of this training is to identify the main issues of interest to the community and provide tools that...

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Apr 05, 201817:00
Municipality of Tupambaé, Uruguay
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities

Strategic Planning in the Municipality of Tupambaé

Target audience: Mayor and Councillors from the Municipality of Tupambaé

Workshop: Strategic Planning based on the five-year plan, annual operating plan and management commitments

Aim of the workshop: Support the authorities in their Strategic Planning based on the five-year plan,...

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