The first edition of the Iberoamerican Time and Schedules Week (Semana Iberoamericana de los Horarios y el Tiempo) will take place virtually in mid-September, creating an exchange point of policies, experiences, and knowledge related with time policies.
The event will gather Iberoamerican experts, political and social representatives, such as Diego Golombek, researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina; Guillermina Martín, Team Leader at the Gender Area of the United Nations Development Programme for Latin America and the Caribbean; Ana María Tribin, specialist on gender politics from the United Nations Development Programme; Diana Parra, Subsecretary of Care and Equality Policies from the City Council of Bogotá; or Joaquín Pérez Rey, Secretary of State of Work and Social Economy of Spain.
The I Iberoamerican Time and Schedules Week will take place on 19th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd September. This event, co-organized between the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society (BTUI) and DIPLOCAT, is deployed as part of the advocacy strategy for time policies approved in the Barcelona Declaration framework in 2021.
Its objective is to increase awareness among Latin American public institutions and political, social and economic representatives, together with their societies. In such an objective, it is key to guarantee the right to time as a right for the citizenry, linking the debates with the Barcelona Declaration on Time Policies’ commitments. The event will also create a debate opportunity for European and Latin American societies to adapt time policies to their own needs and social, geographic, and political contexts.
The Week will also count with the participation of different institutions form the entire Iberoamerican map, including different sectors —from politics to academia—, such as the Latin America and the Caribbean Office of the United Nations Development Programme, the San Andrés University, the Secretaría de la Mujer from the Bogotá City Council, the Iberoamerican Association of Time Banks, the Barcelona City Council —as World Capital on Time Policies—, and the Equality and Feminisms Department from the Catalan Government. This makes a total of seven countries from the Latin American context: Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, México, Bolivia, and Chile.
Inscriptions to the Iberoamerican Time and Schedules Week can be submitted in the website, which is only available in Spanish.