Study of the processes of territorial internationalization developed by the Departments and some cities of Colombia.

  • Olaya Barbosa, Sandra Liliana (PI)
  • Diáz Diáz, Johan Nicolás (Student)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The development of activities of an international nature by territorial entities is acquiring its own strength and dynamics in the country. The Departments and their main cities are joining the trend of projecting a clearly defined international image to take advantage of the opportunities for cooperation, trade and opening of markets offered by the international environment. However, they still have a long way to go in terms of planning, preparation, implementation and evaluation of their management. In general, external action is not planned but is the product of reactive action motivated by political situations or environments. This makes its sustainability minimal and even lacks legitimacy.
This project seeks to update the results of the research carried out up to 2008, given that changes of government have already been generated and it is possible to observe some trends and recurrent elements in the management or international action of cities. In this sense, it seeks to gather the vision that has been built in the Development Plans of the Departments and the main cities, the evolution of the organizational structures and the types of international management that are found. This will allow the identification of the state of progress of the phenomenon from the perspective of planning, public management and international action.
This project is relevant because it advances research in a dynamic that has been little studied and that has not developed a set of concepts and analytical criteria to measure its progress and results. It is considered interdisciplinary because it integrates analytical elements from Political Science, in this case the foundations of public policies; and from International Relations it integrates new concepts coined as paradiplomacy to understand the type of international action developed by sub-national governments.

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Commitments / Obligations

Fichas de diagnóstico por departamentos y principales capitales
- Informe final de investigación
- Conferencia de resultados preliminares a la comunidad académica y las entidades públicas realizadas sobre el tema.
- Redes de trabajo con entidades estatales que promueven el tema (Agencia Presidencial para la Cooperación Internacional) para la construcción de una estrategia pedagógica a las entidades territoriales.
Effective start/end date6/1/132/28/18

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Main Funding Source

  • National


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