ANNOUNCEMENT: Linking & Learning Programme on ESCR for Latin America - Call for Applications

CDES, COHRE, Dignity International, Equipo Pueblo y Social Watch are pleased to announce that the application procedure to the second Linking & Learning Programme on ESC Rights for the Latin America Region that will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from 2 to 10 November 2006 is now open. A limited number of full and partial scholarships can be made available.

You can apply by filling the application form attached and sending it, before 1 September,

Below you will find all information related to the programme and the Information Document and the Application form are attached.

Thank you for your interest. All the best,
CDES, COHRE - Americas Programme, Dignity International, DECA Equipo pueblo y Social Watch


2 to 10 November 2006 - Quito, Ecuador

Organisers: CDES, COHRE - Americas Programme , Dignity International, DECA Equipo Pueblo y Social Watch

With the support of: People's world relief and Development Fund of the Anglican Church de Canada (PWRDF)

For the second time, it is being organised this programme in Latin America, with the objective of equipping selected participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to integrate human rights in their daily work.

The programme is aimed at activists from social and economic justice movements and at those working directly with persons living in poverty. The programme will bring together 'catalysts' from different countries of Latin America. These persons will be in a position to spread knowledge and skills they have acquired from the programme and to introduce/implement what they have acquired within their own organisations or environment.

Summary of the programme:

This Regional Linking & Learning Programme is organised with the conviction that a human rights framework by empowering the poor and their movements will contribute to establishing the primacy of dignity of individuals over trade and markets and ensure adoption of effective policies and programmes by governments for eradication of poverty.

In 2005, for the first time, a Linking & Learning Programme on ESC Rights for the Latin American region was organised by Social Watch and Dignity International, in partnership with COHRE-Americas Programme and Equipo Pueblo ( Mexico). This programme took place in Uruguay, and was born in response to repeated demands from Latin-American groups and organisations over the past 3 years.

Bearing in mind the success of the 2005 programme in Uruguay, which received a tremendously positive evaluation from the participants, as well as the impressive amount of applications received (around 250 to 25 places), the decision was taken of having another programme this year of 2006.

Download the Information Document on the course (Spanish)
Download the Application form

Documents are also available for download at:

Information Document (English) .pdf

Information Document (Spanish)

Application Form

If you have difficulties accessing the documents from the website and would like the documents to be sent via e-mail, please send a mail to: