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									 Latin-American School of Social

The Latin-American School of Social Sciences - FLACSO - is an academic,
     regional and autonomous international institution created in 1957
by the governments of Latin America and the Caribbean with the support of
• Our mission is to contribute, with an emphasis
  on the importance of respecting human rights, in
  the development of Latin American and
  Caribbean countries through promoting
  conditions of equity, democracy and cooperation
  between nations.

• This mission is fulfilled through the creation and
  dissemination of knowledge and through
  educational programs in the field of social
  sciences that uphold the highest standards of
  academic excellence.
        Strategic objectives
• Be a reference point in the field of social
  sciences, based on the production of a high
  quality knowledge base on Chile and the region
  as well as it being relevant to our mission.

• Impart lectures on a graduate and post graduate
  level imbued with academic excellence,
  following FLACSO’s mission guidelines.

• Influence public policy making on issues
  relevant to the institutional mission.
• Governance

• Government and public affairs

• Gender and equity

• Social management and public policy

• Security and citizenship:
      • Project: Global Consortium on Security Transformation (GCST)

        Agust 2009
         General objective

To become a point of reference where high-level
policy makers, practitioners, researchers and
representatives from civil society are able to
discuss new ways to confront security issues in
different regional contexts.
                 Specific goals
• Encouraging the inclusion of new voices, from
  traditionally excluded sectors, within policy
  discussions and analysis;

• Making sure existing initiatives, studies and practical
  experiences on conflict prevention and security issues
  become more visible for a wider community;

• Providing new perspectives concerning security
  dilemmas and the expanding concept of security,
  including a bottom-up strategy involving social
  actors and citizens' approach and concerns on
  policy processes and analyses.
• Promoting policy dialogues and the
  exchange of knowledge and experience
  across regions.

• Identifying and responding to new security

• Promoting and consolidating south-south
 Líneas de Trabajo y Productos
1.- Analysis and research
   – Working groups development in different regions
   – Publication of papers and working documents

2.- Training
   – Small Grants program for young researchers
   – Fellowship program for new actors from the civil society

3.- Communication, dissemination and publications
   –   Website
   –   E-bulletin
   –   Papers and working documents
   –   Books
           Strategic partners

• ASSN (African Security Sector Network)
• ARI (Arab Reform Initiative)
• IDS (Institute of Development Studies- University of
• ISDS (Institute for Strategic and Development Studies –
• SADSEM (Southern African Defence and Security
  Management Network)
• FLACSO-Chile  Executive Secretariat of the Project.
        Institutional members
• Center for Studies in Public Safety (CESC), Chile
• VIVA Río, Brazil
• Center for Legal and Social Studies (CELS), Argentina
• Ideas for Peace Foundation, Colombia
• Justice Studies Center of the Americas (CEJA), Chile
• Centre for Economic Research and Teaching (CIDE),
• Institute for Security and Democracy (Insyde), México.
• International Centre for the Prevention of Crime
  (ICPC), Canada.
               1. Working groups

• Development:

     • Security Privatization  ASSN, Ghana.
     • Transnational Organized Crime  FLACSO Chile- Insyde,
     • Crime Prevention and Community Participation 
       FLACSO Chile.
     • Regional Security  ISDS, Filipinas.

• Products:
  – 1 book - 4 analysis documents - 4 public policy
• Elaboration of the working proposals, schedule and

• 100% of the annual budget for each Working Group

• Workshops schedule:

      •   Private Security: September, Ghana.
      •   Regional Security: August, Manila.
      •   Crime Prevention: October, Santiago.
      •   Transnational Organized Crime: August, Mexico City.
 2. Dissemination and communication
• Website:

     • Design and harmonization of contents.
     • Permanent editing and maintenance (weekly
     • 70-100 weekly visits.
     • Library content feed.

• Contacts base:
   – Constitution of a database with 3.500
• E- Bulletin
     • 1st issue: March, 2009 -> Presentation of
       the GCST; objectives and fundamentals.
     • 2nd issue: May, 2009-> SSR strategic
       projects; The drug problem; The costs of
     • 3rd issue: August 2009 -> Transnational
       organized crime; Crime and economic
                   3. Training

• Small Grants for young researchers

    • 10 Small Grants per year for young researchers
      under 35.
       – 1st open call for tenders March- May 2009
       – 31 applications - 4 regions
       – 10 Small Grants of USD 5,000 awarded to each
       – 1st implementation period: June 2009/ July 2010.
• Fellowships for members of
  organizations from the civil society:

    • 1st call: September 2009.
    • Implementation: November 2009.
    • 15-days fellowships in institutions for members of
      organizations from the civil society.
              5. Publications

• Books: October - 2010.
• Working documents: November 2009, November
• Public policy documents: October 2009,
  October 2010.
Organized Crime Working Group
• 1. Analyze the current scenario of organized
  transnational crime, highlighting similarities and

  2. Collect and analyze information on the public
  agenda and international cooperation that seeks to
  respond to this phenomenon.

  3. Systematize and disseminate new perspectives of
  analysis (particularly from agents of civil society) for
  the development of recommendations for new policies
  and working agendas.
The first meeting of the working group on
  transnational organized crime has 3 goals :

• Identify the subjects (objects of organized
  crime) and relevant geographic areas to address
  in the articles and designate the experts who
  will develop the regional articles.
• Define the specific issues for certain sub-
  regions that will be addressed in the first 3
  policy reports
• Generate recommendations for potential
  experts for the preparation of policy briefs.

• Working Group Meetings: 2009-2010
• Policy reports: 5
• Policy briefs: 6.

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