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Diagnosis and Strategies for empowering cultural relations between EU and LAC

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The EULAC-Focus Project held from 7 to 10 November in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires, its 4th project workshop. The meeting started on day 1 with a meeting of the WP3, cultural dimension team and invited guests from across Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe to discuss the qualitative analysis of the questionnaire on the diagnostic of the cultural relation between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean and the questionnaire on the strategies for strenthening the relations between the two regions. 

The first questionnaire was sent earlier this year to circa 700 experts (with 160 answers) with the second sent to those who had agreed to receive the second and had previously received and read the report from the first questionnaire (this time with 73 answers) affording them the opportunity to review their original answers and answer further questions. The experts consulted originated from 44 different countries, from a vast set of target groups giving the team answers from very different perspectives in relation to what is the diagnosis and what could be the strategies for empowering cultural relations between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean.

The seminar that took place on the 7th November in Buenos Aires was the last stage of the DELPHI methodology for questionnaires review, where specific questions where reviewed in response to both the questionnaire reports, in parallel sessions, allowing the team to discuss very enriching ideas and suggestions in small groups. 

Attendees included very high level experts, including two former deputy ministers of culture (from Brazil and Argentina), the Director of the Cultural Observatory of Chile, the Director of the British Council in the Americas, the Director of the Goethe Institute in Buenos Aires, the director of the Cultural Institute of Italy and the director of the EULAC Foundation, all experts in the field of culture in Europe and Latin Americans and Caribbean countries.

Their insight and expertise will help the EULAC-FOCUS team to put together the high impact actions for encouraging and enlarging cultural relations between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean.

For more information, please see the storify story of the full event on https://storify.com/EULAC_FOCUS/4th-workshop. To view a video presentation of the objectives and achievements of the meeting, in English see https://youtu.be/FZimATjzJYU, in Spanish, see https://youtu.be/h9z4xwgE4Ss. Photographs can also be found on our instagram account on: https://www.instagram.com/eulac_focus/.


4th EULAC-Focus project event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 7th - 10th November 2017

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The EULAC-Focus Project of the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union, held from 7 to 10 November in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires, its 4th project workshop. The meeting brought together all the participants in the project, including project partners and trans-sectorial board members. This was the opportunity for the project team not only to analyze the progress of the planned programming in the different lines of work, but also to work together on building the scenarios in which the prospects for renewed cooperation in the areas of cutural, scientifc and social relations between the European Union and the community of Latin American and Caribbean States could be examined.

The EULAC-FOCUS meeting started on day 1 with a meeting of the WP3, cultural dimension team and invited guests from across Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe to discuss the qualitative analysis of the questionnaires on the diagnostic of the cultural relation between the European Union and Latin America and the Caribbean and the questionnaires on the strategies for strenthening the relations between the two regions.

Finally the EULAC-Focus Project and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCYT) together with the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) also organised on 8th November 2017 a public meeting entitled "Gender and Transnational Knowledge Networks: Status and Participation in the international scientific exchange" chaired by Guillermina D’Onofrio (National Director of Programmes and Projects de la Red Argentina de Género, Ciencia y Tecnología), that heard presentations from a number of previous projects and saw passionate discussions on a subject that is very topical nowadays.

We look forward to our next meeting in Vienna, Austria in June 2018.

For more information, please see the storify story of the full event on https://storify.com/EULAC_FOCUS/4th-workshop. To view a video presentation of the objectives and achievements of the meeting, in English see https://youtu.be/FZimATjzJYU, in Spanish, see https://youtu.be/h9z4xwgE4Ss. Photographs can also be found on our instagram account on: https://www.instagram.com/eulac_focus/.


4th EULAC-Focus project event in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 7th - 10th November 2017

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The EULAC-Focus Project partners will be meeting next week in the Argentine city of Buenos Aires, for the 4th technical project meeting. The meeting will provide continuity and analyze the progress of the planned programming in the different lines of work.

for more information please see http://eulac-focus.net/events/Buenos-Aires-EULAC-FOCUS-Meeting/ 

Public meeting, "Gender and Transnational Knowledge Networks: Status and Participation in the international scientific exchange" 

8th November 2017, 18h30 - Library of C3 Institue, MINCYT, Buenos Aires

The EULAC-Focus Project and the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCYT) together with the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) are pleased to invite you to attend the public meeting entitled "Gender and Transnational Knowledge Networks: Status and Participation in the international scientific exchange" to be held on 8th November 2017 at 6:30 pm in the Argentine capitale.

The event will be held at the Cultural Center of Science, C3, of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation on 8th November at 6:30 p.m.

Overview: The issue of gender equity is not an issue outside the world of science and technology; although women have a percentage of participating in research, female scientists are mostly at the base of the pyramid, and those who occupy the highest positions continue to be men. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, women make up only 30% of the world's workforce in research and experimental development (R & D); but, in addition, the way of collecting data on the field of Science Technology and Innovation makes invisible the issues, problems and responsibilities of women.

In this sense, EU LAC FOCUS Public Session will consist on a Panel will discuss around the role of female researchers in international scientific cooperation, specifically in their status and full participation in Transnational Knowledge Networks.

Some of the questions to be discussed will be: Which is the role of female researchers’ in international scientific cooperation? What are the main challenges of female researchers within knowledge Networks?

The panel will include an introduction with regards of the approach of crosscutting issues of EU LAC Focus and also a brief overview of UNESCO Project SAGA, whose main objective is to provide governments and policy makers with a variety of tools to reduce the global gender gap that exists today at all levels of education and research. This short overview will be followed by the discussions to discuss around the up above-mentioned questions.

Speakers:

  • Dra. Hebe Vessuri. (Investigadora Principal del CONICET, Premio John Bernal).
  • Dra. Erica Hynes, (Secretaria De Ciencia Y Técnica De La UNL)
  • Dra. Barbara Gobel (Director, IAI).

Patricia Goméz, (Secretaria de Investigaciones de la Red Argentina de Género, Ciencia y Tecnología).

Please register to attend on :
www.eulac-focus.net/events/buenos-aires-meeting/register-for-public-event/ 


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