DIPLOCAT and the BTUI take the debate on the uses of time to Latin America

The 1st Week on Schedules and Time will take place from 19 to 22 September and will be held virtually

DIPLOCAT and the Barcelona Time Use Initiative for a Healthy Society (BTUI) have organised the 1st Week on Schedules and Time in Latin America from 19 to 22 September 2022, which will bring together experts in time use policy and Latin American political and civil representatives.

Laura Foraster, secretary general of DIPLOCAT, and Marta Junqué, co-coordinator of the BTUI, will take part in the inaugural conference: "The key to happiness: the right to time", which will be held on 19 September at 3 pm (Barcelona time).

The week will feature six more sessions on the following topics:

  • Time policies: an opportunity to live better in cities.
  • Connecting research on the use of time with public policies.
  • Good practice in the workplace to improve time organisation.
  • The time of science and politics.
  • Time and care in the territories: experiences from Latin America.
  • Sharing time to improve mental health and social cohesion: the example of time banks.

The aim of the conference is to raise awareness among citizens and political, economic and social institutions about the importance and benefits of recognizing and guaranteeing the right to time as a right of citizenship. These are the first discussions on the awareness of time policies in Latin America. Most of the sessions will be virtual and held in Spanish.

Throughout the week, they will discuss good time policy practices that are being carried out in other municipalities and regions that are part of the Global Network of Local and Regional Governments for Time Policies, to achieve new adherence to the Barcelona Declaration on Time Policies and the aforementioned network.

This initiative also has the collaboration of the Latin American and the Caribbean regional office of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the University of San Andrés (Argentina) and the Latin American Association of Time Banks and Latin American municipalities of the Global Network of Local and Regional Governments for Time Policies.

Programme and registration