13th Edition of the On-line course on Decentralised Cooperation

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Barcelona Provincial Council & UOC

The Observatory of Decentralised Cooperation EU-LA and the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) are launching the thirteenth edition of the online training course in Decentralised Cooperation.

This course is part of the Observatory's training initiative, spearheaded by the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Municipality of Montevideo, aimed at fostering local public policies in the spheres of social cohesion, political leadership and decentralised cooperation.

The online training offered by the Observatory in 2018 introduces a significant new aspect compared to previous editions: in order to foster the participation from the largest possible number of countries, all courses will be taught in English, Spanish and French. This will lead to a broader diversity of visions and experiences that will unquestionably result in a richer training.

This course aims to provide local governments with the tools to tackle the challenge of finding opportunities to improve the well-being of their citizens through decentralised cooperation relations. This is a specialisation within international relations and cooperation, closely linked to development and local governance.

This training is designed to adapt to the new reality in international relations, taking into account the increased weighting of relationships of exchange as compared to assistance, in a world in which the so-called north-south divide is becoming increasingly blurred. The result is a course comprising 5 modules that is designed to support the efforts of local governments to project themselves on the international stage.

The programme primarily targets technical and political decision-makers in international relations and development cooperation at local and regional governments. Similarly, it encourages the participation of applicants from other spheres of government, who guide and manage decentralised cooperation programmes.

The course will run in Spanish, English and French, at the same time, so that candidates from all countries in the world speaking either of those two languages may apply.


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