Edispe seminar: “Challenges of social protection in Latin America and the European Union”

Edispe seminar:
10:45 – 12:00
Mensajero Room. Avenida de las Universidades 24 48007 Bilbao
Keynote speaker: Hugo Cifuentes Lillo

The guest professor will share his vision on the challenges of social protection in Latin America, focusing on the current constituent process in Chile, where the proposed Political Constitution of the Republic on the right to social security is being debated. He will also discuss the challenges regarding people’s mobility and the growing migratory flows. A debate will be opened on the evolution of these aspects in the EU, which, despite the approval of the European Pillar of Social Rights, is still encountering many difficulties in moving towards greater standardization of its social security and protection systems.

Hugo Cifuentes Lillo is Professor of Social Security Law at the Catholic University of Chile and the Diego Portales University. He has been Superintendent of Social Security, is a full member of the Ibero-American Academy of Labour and Social Security Law, and Director in Chile of the Ibero-American Social Security Organisation.

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