EUROsociAL is a programme of the European Commission for cooperation between Europe and Latin America. Its objective is to contribute to changes in public policies that improve social cohesion through peer-to-peer learning and experience exchanges between counterpart institutions in the two regions.
The second phase of the programme (2011-2016) lend continuity to this ambitious policy mandate of promoting social cohesion, which has been renewed in successive summits. It incorporates recommendations and orientations based on the lessons learnt in the previous phase to guarantee the linkage between the instrument (experience exchanges) and its objective (social cohesion). It does so by ensuring that the exchanges are not limited solely to sharing knowledge but instead become transformational learning experiences that materialise in action oriented towards bringing about a change in public policy which will eventually contribute to improving social cohesion.