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).
MAIN CONTRIBUTION, FROM THE PROJECT'S THEMATIC PERSPECTIVE
CONTRIBUTION FROM A PARTICULAR PROJECT COMPONENT, COMPLEMENTARY TO THE MAIN TOPIC
CONTRIBUTION FROM CROSSCUTTING TOPICS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.