The organisation of the programme around thematic areas is not done to the detriment of the necessary promotion of actions of a cross-cutting and intersectoral nature. To do this, the programme promotes interaction between different thematic areas, sometimes, assuming the role of catalyst in coordinating stakeholders within countries.
Cross-cutting point of view focused in a number of characteristics that cross the programme horizontally and highlight “how” is it made, the methodology. It emphasizes, first, the characteristics about its innovative cooperation focus and its working method: European contributions, result of the exchanges between public administrations from both regions; South-South cooperation, that comes with the nations interest in surrounding countries; networking, supporting their internal agendas, their regional alignment initiatives or the implementation of their agreements; the articulation of stakeholders, addressing issues that usually need coordination from different national institutions; and complementarity with EU initiatives, as a mean to obtain better results, thus ensuring the quality of the aid and a greater visibility of the European Union. In addition, the target groups of the policies supported by EUROsociAL are highlighted, either directly or as a part of a group that faces some vulnerability. Three lines of action are highlighted: gender approach, supporting policies or political instruments with significant effect over gender equity; vulnerable groups, that because of their age, gender, ethnicity and/or physical or mental condition are more likely to fall into poverty or social exclusion; and Inmaculada Zamora Director of EUROsociAL Programme 6 DIALOGUE FOR ACTION REVISTA_DIALOGO_INGLES.indd 6 02/12/15 08:10 youth care, contributing to the improvement and inclusion of young people in society through a broad range of policies