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The IJJO takes part in the review of the achievements of the EUROsociAL programme in Colombia

Wednesday 27th of April 2016
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The International Juvenile Justice Observatory participated as an operational partner to the EUROsociAL programme in an event which examined the results of said programme in Colombia. In the event, held in Bogotá last March, the key areas of EUROsociAL’s impact were assessed, such as its contribution to inter-institutional linking and coordination. Moreover, an analysis of the future landscape was made, as well as of the existing challenges in the South-South Cooperation (Cooperación Sur-Sur) regarding Colombia. The EUROsociAL programme is financed by the European Union and promotes social cohesion in Latin America, through technical cooperation in the region.


Cédric Foussard, Director of International Affairs of the IJJO, participated in the event to represent the technical assistance that the Observatory provided in Colombia in the framework of EUROsociAL, alongside María Catalina González Moreno, Coordinator of Citizen Security and Coexistence of the Columbian National Planning Department.

In the second phase of the EUROsociAL programme, several important reforms were carried out in the Colombian public policy sectors of health, employment, social policies, public finance, democratic institutions, regional development and citizen security.

In the framework of EUROsociAL II, the IJJO has worked in Colombia in the field of violence prevention and citizen security. This task focused on supporting, through technical cooperation and assistance, the design of a Strategic National Plan for Restorative Justice, the Implementation of a National Policy on Security and Citizen Coexistence, the creation of the new Ministry of Safety and Post-Conflict, or strengthening the methodological and institutional training for the implementation of the National Policy on Security and Citizen Coexistence (PNSCC), amongst others. On a regional level and in this regard, it is worth noting the assistance provided for the elaboration of the ‘Regional Model for a Comprehensive Violence and Crime Prevention Policy’, endorsed by Colombia by signing the Cartagena de Indias Declaration.

As well as offering technical assistance in the prevention of violence and the promotion of citizen security, the IJJO has worked with EUROsociAL in the modernisation of public policies in the field of juvenile justice, as well as towards the socio-professional reintegration of people who are deprived of liberty.


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