The General Directorate for Sustainable Development Policies visits Universidad Loyola to present the new law on development cooperation

Universidad Loyola held on 16 March at its Cordoba Campus a training session as part of the cycle of seminars “Towards a new development cooperation policy”, organised by the Development Institute – Fundación ETEA. The session had as speaker Ms. Eva del Hoyo, General Director of Sustainable Development Policies, who was accompanied by Pilar Moreno Fernández, responsible for Decentralised Cooperation and Education.

The day’s programme was structured in two sessions to gain in-depth knowledge of the recently approved new law on development cooperation. The first of these was the seminar “The new development cooperation law and the role of international cooperation during the Spanish presidency”, aimed at teaching and research staff, as well as PhD students at the university. In addition to presenting the system of accountability indicators for Spanish Cooperation, this session was also configured as a space for debate and participatory dialogue where the role of the university and the possibilities for research could be addressed.

This was followed by a Masterclass for International Relations students focused on “Spain’s role in the Presidency of the European Union: the role of Spanish cooperation”, a session in which Ms. Eva del Hoyo provided students with information on the functioning of Spanish cooperation and some of the most relevant data. Likewise, the IR students had the opportunity to exchange concerns and doubts with the director of the DGPOLDES.

Professional trajectory of Ms. Eva del Hoyo

Ms. Eva del Hoyo Barbolla is a Telecommunications Engineer and holds a European Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and a Master’s Degree in Medical Engineering from Imperial College. She also holds a degree in Law from the UNED.

Since 2009 she has been a civil servant in the Senior Corps of Systems and Technologies of the General State Administration. She has developed her administrative career in the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation, where in recent years she has been Deputy Director of Planning and Policy Coherence in the DGPOLDES of the Secretary of State for International Cooperation. In this role, she coordinates the strategic and bilateral planning of Spanish Cooperation, international agreements on the subject, the calculation of Official Aid and other financing flows for Development, as well as other issues related to the Planning strategies of Spanish Cooperation, within the framework of the 2030 Agenda. It also holds the secretariat of the Cooperation Council and Interterritorial and Interministerial Commissions.