SIMN and CEMLA virtually launched Public Policies on Migration and Civil Society in Latin America – The Cases of Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
New York, November 20, 2020 – The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) and Centro de Estudios Migratorios Latinoamericanos (CEMLA) officially announced the launching of Public Policies on Migration and Civil Society in Latin America – The Cases of Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela on November 25, 2020.
On this occasion and due to the pandemic of COVID-19, SIMN and CEMLA considered a virtual format through an online meeting platform, with a compact agenda that considered the participation of the authors of the cases of Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the publisher, and the directors of SIMN and CEMLA.
The event included a welcome by Fr. Jairo Guidini, C.S., Executive Director of SIMN; the presentation of the book by Fr. Leonir Chiarello, C.S., Superior General of the Scalabrinian Missionaries and General Coordinator and Editor, and an introduction by Fr. Sidnei Marco Dornelas, C.S, Director of Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos (CEMLA). Participants of the event also included the authors Lelio Mármora, Ph.D. in Sociology, Director of the Specialization on International Migration Policies and Management, National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF); Adriana Braz Montenegro, Ph.D. in International Studies; Martin Koolhaas, Ph.D(c). in Population Studies, Professor and Researcher, University of the Republic, Uruguay; and Anitza Freitez, Ph.D. in Demography, Director of the Institute for Economic and Social Research, Andrés Bello Catholic University.
Public Policies on Migration and Civil Society in Latin America – The Cases of Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela is made up of three studies around the definition and implementation of public policies and the role of civil society in these three countries in South America. The studies offer an updated diagnosis of the main trends in migratory flows and the initiatives being carried out by political and social actors working in the field of migration in Ecuador, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
Together with the Scalabrini Migration Study Centers (SMSC), SIMN has conducted a series of reports on global migration policies and civil society that seek to improve migration governance by educating policymakers, opinion leaders, and the public on the benefits, trade-offs, and human dimensions of migration.