Developing research and innovation capacities of Latinamerican HEI for the analysis of informal labour market
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Training of Trainers Delivery Training Module II: New Latin-American scenarios for the informal work in the COVID era, Rosario 2022.
The Erasmus+ LATWORK project "Developing Research and Innovation capacities of Latin American HEI for the analysis of informal labor market", co-financed by the European Commission, is resuming face-to-face activities this year, after two years of pandemic that promoted a readjustment of the project and virtual activities.

The consortium is made up of 12 prestigious universities from Europe and Latin America. In Chile, the Viña del Mar University, coordinating institution, the University of Magallanes and the San Sebastián University. In Argentina, the National University of Rosario, the National University of the Litoral and the University of Buenos Aires. In Brazil, the Federal University of Paraiba, the Federal University of Campina Grande and the State University of Campinas. Representing European universities are the University of Alicante, Spain, the University of Coimbra, Portugal, and The Aberdeen University, United Kingdom.

Between April 4 and 6, the second Training of Trainers “New Latin American Scenarios for Informal Work in the COVID era” was held. The activity was inaugurated by Mg. Patricia Rojo, responsible for the project at the host institution, together with other authorities and researchers who participate in the project at the same university.

The first session was led by Prof. Hermes Augusto Costa from the Universidade da Coimbra and Ioannis Theodossiou and Keith Bender, academics at The University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, in the morning session. In the afternoon, Elva Lopez Mourelo, Officer in Inclusive Labor Market Institutions, OIT ARG, joined. To end the day, a workshop was held with all the participants on the role of the National Agencies for Monitoring Informal Work.

The second day was given, firstly, by Prof. Victor Climent from the University of Alicante and Paulo Peixoto from the University of Coimbra who spoke on Information on trends in digital and informal work in the context of COVID in Spain and Portugal. The Undersecretary of Social Economy of the Municipality of Rosario, Pablo Nasí Murua, also participated, who shared the management experiences that are being developed in the city, within the framework of a session on informal work trends in the context of COVID in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. The day ended with an exhibition on the challenges after the covid era charge of Paulo Peixoto.

The third and last day of this second Training of Trainers, led by the same European partners and Roberto Veras who are participating during the week, focused on the LATWORK centers that are being created and the LATWORK Network to share experiences and reflect on the steps to follow.

For more information, we encourage you to follow us on our networks @latworkproject or through our website, available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
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