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As part of its activities to promote the debate on common strategies related to the EU-LAC bi-regional association, the Foundation carries out research and studies on issues identified by both regions.

These studies are published in this section of the web site, in order to encourage debate and promote exchange on best practices and specialised knowledge.

The publications are organised into the following series: Bi-Regional Economic Perspectives; Bi-Regional Relations; Conferences; Democracy Studies; ECLAC / EU-LAC Bi-Regional Outlook; EU-LAC Forum of Global Governance and Reflection Fora. The Foundation also publish a Newsletter that provides a multi-stakeholder space for dissemination of information on the topics on th bi-regional agenda; and encourages young researchers to work on EU-LAC  relations.

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    Health, Gender, and Social Determinants in Mexico, by de Keijzer

    In the context of gender, the Mexican health sector has carried out some important changes in recent years. Among these are the incorporation of proposals from the feminist movement, and programs for sexual and reproductive health. Nevertheless, the ...

    Benno de Keijzer
    Published in:
    Mexico, 15 September 2016
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    Latin American Women in Pension Plans: Advance their rights; shatter discriminations, by Nieves Rico

    The low quality of pension systems, and their inaccessibility, powerfully reflect the gender inequality faced by women in Latin America. The exclusion of many women in these systems can be explained by two related factors. Firstly, there is a lesser ...

    María Nieves Rico
    Published in:
    Chile, 15 September 2016
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    Gender equality and cultural knowledge: A vision of the value of the Bolivian contribution to the EU-LAC cooperation, by Bustamante

    CECASEM is a non-governmental organisation that works with rural development and gender equality in the more isolated indigenous and peasant villages of Bolivia. Patricia Bustamente, director of CECASEM, explains that in the process towards equality, the ...

    Patricia Bustamante
    Published in:
    Bolivia, 15 September 2016
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    Equality Between Men and Women is a Precondition for Effective Democracy, by Jourová

    Whilst the EU has worked endlessly to advance gender equality over the past few decades, many challenges still exist. The European Commission is determined to change this and has been focusing on several priorities and key actions for 2016-2019. These ...

    Věra Jourová
    Published in:
    European Union, 15 September 2016
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    Union of Women’s Producer Cooperatives “Las Brumas”, by Rodríguez

    This cooperative trade union from Jinotega, Nicaragua, seeks to empower women who work in the production of coffee, grains, vegetables and livestock. Aiming to overcome the various legal obstacles that Nicaraguan women workers face, it is especially ...

    Marling Haydée Rodríguez
    Published in:
    Nicaragua, 15 September 2016
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    EU-CELAC and the Economic Empowerment of Women in Dominican Republic, by Germán

    In recent decades, Latin America and the Caribbean have occupied a leading role in various international forums relating to gender equality, culminating in the design and implementation of national and international public policies. In the Dominican ...

    Alejandrina Germán
    Published in:
    Dominican Republic, 15 September 2016
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    Early childhood education and care (ECEC): Gender changes in a public service rendered almost exclusively by women, by Hoenisch

    Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) is a public service employing almost exclusively women. Recently, Germany has taken up a new societal and political discourse on men in caring professions. There are several good reasons for raising the number of ...

    Christian Hoenisch
    Published in:
    Germany, 15 September 2016
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    International Collaborations Matter: why working together across cultures improves STEM education, by Bandelli

    Informal science education initiatives- that is, the learning experiences that happen outside of the formal school system- play a fundamental role in advancing equitable access to STEM education. In 2008, Trinity College in Dublin took an innovative ...

    Andrea Bandelli
    Published in:
    Ireland, 15 September 2016
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    Well done so far, challenges ahead; Women‘s access to public services in Finland, by Lammila

    The Finnish tax system has laid the groundwork for an equal and guaranteed access to public services. There is an awareness of the connection between taxes and public services, where the legitimacy of tax paying is crucial in order to ensure tax ...

    Anne Lammila
    Published in:
    Finland, 15 September 2016
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    DECIDES: cultural rights to promote development and health, by Giovinazzo

    Interarts is a non-governmental organisation that operates in the field of international cooperation and it bases its activities around culture as a driver for sustainable human development. More specifically and since 2007, it has implemented the DECIDES ...

    Mercedes Giovinazzo
    Published in:
    Spain, 15 September 2016