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
BENEFICIARIES
  • 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.
TOTAL BUDGET
512.159 €
EU CONTRIBUTION
407.166 €
DURATION
39 months (January 1, 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).


  • 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.


INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY

    • Consultoría internacional para el apoyo en la definición de la estrategia de localización de la Agenda 2030
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    • 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

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.

Lessons Learnt

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...

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Success Stories

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...

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Good Practices

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...

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Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Cerro Largo
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Uruguay
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19/05/2020

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 - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Cerro Largo
,
Uruguay
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19/05/2020

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.

Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Meló, Cerro Largo
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Uruguay
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18/03/2020

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.

Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Meló, Cerro Largo
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Uruguay
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18/03/2020

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.

Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Meló, Cerro Largo
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Uruguay
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12/03/2020

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.

Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Melo
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Uruguay
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28/02/2020

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.

ADELANTE: programa de cooperación triangular de la Unión Europea para América Latina y Caribe
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Cerro largo
,
Uruguay
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09/02/2020

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.

ADELANTE: programa de cooperación triangular de la Unión Europea para América Latina y Caribe
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Cerro Largo
,
Uruguay
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28/01/2020

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.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Rio Branco
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Uruguay
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06/12/2019

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.

ADELANTE Programme: Triangular Cooperation European Union Latin America and the Caribbean
Mirada Ciudadana - Good governance in Mercosur municipalities
Alto Paraná and San Bernardino, Paraguay
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Paraguay
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15/10/2019

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.

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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