On May 12th, the seminar "New challenges towards labor formalization in Chile" was developed; in person in auditorium 101 of the Miraflores campus of the Viña del Mar University and was broadcast on the project's YouTube channel. This activity is part of the implementation of the LATWORK Developing research and innovation capacities of Latinamerican HEI for the analysis of Informal Labour Market Project, a project co-financed by the European Commission, through the Erasmus+ program.
The seminar "New challenges towards labor formalization in Chile" was organized jointly by the three LATWORK project’s partner universities in Chile: Universidad Viña del Mar, Universidad San Sebastián and the Universidad de Magallanes. During the morning, more than 40 people attended and more than 150 users, academic staff, students from the Universities and also external audiences from different Chilean and international institutions, connected to the platform.
The Seminar began at 9:15 a.m. with words from the Academic Vice-Rector Dr. Paula Zamorano Varea giving the opening of the event and making an historical review of what is considered informal work. Followed by a contextualization on the Erasmus+ LATWORK Project: Developing research and innovation capacities of Latinamerican HEI for the analysis of Informal Labour Market, its objectives and activities, by Ms. Meritxell Calbet, Director of International Cooperation of the Universidad Viña del Mar and General Coordinator of the Erasmus+ LATWORK Project.
Subsequently, different experts participated with presentations related to labor informality, its definitions, cases of overcoming and implications before the new emigration law. In particular, the Seremi de desarrollo social de la Región de los lagos, Mr. Enzo Jaramillo Hott made a presentation of the FOSIS programs with his presentation "La formalización como instrumento de superación de la pobreza" (Formalization as an instrument for overcoming poverty). Taking advantage of the hybrid format of the activity, this presentation was made remotely, where Mr. Nicolas Gálvez of the Universidad de Magallanes, moderated the questions asked by the attendees through the chat.
Likewise, Ms. Maria Paz Guajardo, Labor Defense Lawyer of Valparaíso and professor at Universidad Viña del Mar, made her presentation "Fenómeno migratorio y desafíos laborales" (Phenomenon and labor challenges), a presentation made in person and that addressed the different approaches and repercussions of the new migration law with the current national context. To conclude, she invited the audience to consider the remaining challenges regarding the application of this new law and the current migration conditions. In this space Maria Soledad Raña Johnston of the Universidad San Sebastian, moderated the questions asked online and from the audience present.
To end the seminar, Mr. Humberto Salinas, national director of the Association of Entrepreneurs of Chile with his presentation "Empresas Circulares, más empleos, mejores empresas" (Circular Companies, more jobs, better companies) made a reflection on how as a society companies are raised and how being able to focus them in a sustainable way with natural resources would help reduce the environmental impact. To end the presentation, he presented cases of large and small enterprises that were able to redesign their business model with a sustainable perspective, and contrary to more traditional beliefs, increase their income. To conclude, the questions were moderated by the professor of Universidad Viña del Mar, Sascha's Jury Molina, made by the spectators in the auditorium and online through the YouTube chat. Undoubtedly, the presentations generated a lot of interest in the topics discussed, related to the situation that is being experienced worldwide caused by the transformation of the global world and the climate crisis.
The full stream can be watched on the YouTube channel at the following LINK