• 1-June-2023


    International Summer School for community and local development in Latin America and the Caribbean

    The School organises specialised courses on socio-economic development and creates an international platform to exchange experiences and knowledge between public officers and practitioners from Latin America and the Caribbean that deals with cooperation and local development issues. The call for applications is open until 24 March 2023.

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  • 4-October-2022


    Innovative and Entrepreneurial Universities in Latin America

    The review examines how higher education institutions are supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in their surrounding communities. The study focuses on eleven universities located in six countries in Latin America: Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. The study finds that selected institutions are actively supporting entrepreneurs (university students, but also local entrepreneurs) through courses, incubation and acceleration activities. It also shows that universities are actively engaging with external stakeholders in their surrounding communities, to spur innovation through joint-research, organisation of events (such as festivals, competition). It finds that that while COVID-19 pandemic brought about some challenges, universities managed to stay afloat and keep a steady stream of support to entrepreneurs and partners. The review also illustrates the challenges that universities face when developing these activities (lack of funding, unclear regulation for intellectual property development, etc.) and highlights some opportunities that universities should leverage, particularly in the current context.
  • 6-February-2017

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    Programa URUGUAY TRABAJA / Uruguay

    El objetivo de ‘Uruguay Trabaja’ es contribuir al desarrollo de procesos de integración social a través de estrategias socioeducativas y de mejora del nivel de empleabilidad de personas en condición de vulnerabilidad social, con limitado nivel educativo y desocupación de larga duración, reconociendo el trabajo como actividad humana central que produce efectos sinérgicos en la órbita personal, familiar y social.

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