Speakers’ Corner


Project SEI Odivelas

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 1

City of Odivelas (Portugal)
Ms. Fernanda Franchi
In 2010 the public schools of Odivelas joined the county in order to carry out this municipal project. The aim is to promote academic success and social integration of children who attend public schools of Odivelas. Its primary focus is the prevention of risky behavior, social exclusion, prevention of absenteeism, school failure and dropout.


From words to deeds – a question of sharing

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 / Speakers' Corner 1

Municipality of Paredes (Portugal)
Ms. Marlene Silva
The Project consists of two distinct but complementary programs: Telecare and the Pilot Volunteer Proximity Project. The first one is a support service for elderly people who are sufficiently autonomous to live alone, who want to preserve their independence (by not living with relatives), or who simply have no family support. The second grew out of the Telecare service, when the Municipality decided to promote the Pilot Volunteer Proximity Project aiming to combat isolation and loneliness in the area’s elderly population.


New Activities in Learning Neighborhoods from 1997 to 2014

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 1

“City Apprentice School” NGO of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Ms. Natacha Costa
Learning Neighborhoods was one of the inspiring methodologies of More Education, a federal program to expand learning opportunities for children and adolescents in public schools in Brazil, especially for those under extreme vulnerable social conditions. With the program, Learning Neighborhoods was introduced to almost 50,000 public schools in the country.


The More Education Program for School Children in Pato Branco, Parana, Brazil

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 2

Universidad Federal da Fronteira (Brazil)
Mr. Elsio Jose Cora
This project is related to the topic of Integral Education and the expansion of the school day with the implementation of full-time education in the public schools of the State of Parana, Brazil, which merged with the Brazilian government program More Education. It presents the macrofields of the program and the activities selected for the development. The methodological aspects are presented in two stages. The first stage has a qualitative approach based on theoretical research literature on integral education and the national and regional More Education Program. The second stage has a quantitative approach that entails the collection data on schools belonging to the Regional Education Core of the City of Pato Branco.


Signal for the Future

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 2

City of Rosario (Argentina)
Ms. Laura Alfonso
In a society largely made up of listeners, where deaf people not only have to cope with the difficulties of their own disability but also have to deal with problems in relationships, education, labor, and everyday life arising since social communication and dissemination of information are, in large part, based on sound and oral language. These so-called communication barriers are defined as those obstacles, barriers, or impediments that hinder or limit freedom of access and communication between people with limited their ability to interact with the world around them through hearing and oral language, preventing full participation.


Network of schools for equality and non-discrimination

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 2

City of Barcelona, Barcelona Education Consortium, Department of Welfare and Family, and the Department of Education of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Spain)
Ms. Mirta Lojo
Program that addresses the educational process for the prevention of interpersonal violence and promoting active citizenship and commitment to human rights through the school curriculum. Currently there are two preferred subject areas. First is the prevention of abusive relationships and domestic violence, based on the values of coeducation. Second is the prevention of discrimination and hierarchical relationships based on race, gender, or sexual orientation, focusing on fundamental and emerging rights.


Ordizia: An Educating City

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 3

City of Ordizia (Spain)
Mr. Felix Etxebarria Balerdi
This is a project that has been rolled out over three years. The goal has been for the city and its citizens to have the opportunity to work together in the preparation and implementation of a plan developed jointly between municipal representatives, the city council, and various associations and citizen groups.


Come and Play with Them

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 3

Department of Education of the Town of Montcada i Reixac and Kairos Valles SLL (Spain)
Ms. Anna Montse Castella Pagola
The purpose of this program is to promote child development and improve family educational practices. It offers children a context for development that complements and amplifies family experiences. This allows the family to educate, offering adults the chance to share experiences and enhance their own self-esteem as individuals, as parents and, first and foremost, as educators.


Management of Inclusion in Barcelona Schools

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 3

European Forum of Educational Administrators of Catalonia. Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Merce Berengueras
The goal is to present the different types of inclusion and how students with specific educational needs receive education in the city. Moreover, we want to analyze different models of inclusion, diversity within the city’s schools, study the efficiency of the resources used to evaluate educational inclusion, and at the same time satisfy the various professionals involved.



Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 4

Program of Time and Quality of Life of the City of Barcelona, District of Nou Barris, Education Consortium, and Social Services Institute (Spain)
Ms. Joana Chinchilla
Program started in 2012/13 as a pilot project aimed at young people from 16 to 25 years of age that was designed to provide information, advice and support through a series of actions aimed toward achieving guidance and/or employment. Following positive results the project is continuing this year. Of the 59 people who have attended, 32 have met the objectives of the program (14% employment, 14% training program insertion, and 37% continue in the program).


Hip Hip Hurray!

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 4

IKERTZE and the City of San Sebastian (Spain)
Ms. Aitziber Aranburu Berasategui
Hip Hip Hurray! October Children is an initiative that has already been successful in other European cities, and one whose objective is to stimulate the consumption of cultural leisure in the family. We want to promote cooperation and cultural exchange with other European cities, as well as artistic and professional cooperation between cultural organizations, institutions and, individuals, primarily through the recognition and coordination of the wide range of cultural diversions in the city.


Gr@ndp@rents and Gr@nchildren Working Together for Digital Inclusion

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 4

City of Viladecans (Spain)
Mr. Joan Bassolas Ferran
The City of Viladecans started AWI.NET in the autumn of 2011, an unprecedented set of digital literacy courses based on “digital couples” in which grandparents are introduced to the Internet by their grandchildren. The project involves a change in roles in which the young people in Viladecans are those who become “teachers” because, as digital natives, they are the greatest experts in this field. The objective of this program is to have an impact on people over 60 that would never have considered taking a classic internet course. The project, in addition to fulfilling the goal of digital inclusion, also works in favor of creating links between generations and reinforcing values such as commitment, patience, or teaching capacity.


Flic Flac Circus

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 5

BCN Sports Institute of the City of Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Haide Garriga
The program Flic Flac Circus aims to bring students closer to the performing arts, provide tools for teaching acrobatic gymnastics skills in a project enhancing group cohesion, and encourage creativity and imagination in producing entertainment that encompasses movement, expression and sound.


Making Music at Nursery School

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 5

Municipal Schools of Music of Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Eulalia Ramos and Ms. Elvira Carol
This project is aimed at promoting cooperation between city music and nursery schools with the objective of providing basic knowledge to music educators and enrich the experience of each child. It is currently given to 47 nursery school teachers and 521 children from five districts of Barcelona: Eixample, Sarria Sant Gervasi, Nou Barris, Sant Andreu and Sant Marti.


Accompanied by Art

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 5

AFEVI, Barcelona Education Consortium and the Public Health Agency of Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Laia Bernues
Childhood is already the group with the highest poverty rate in Catalonia (26.4%) and the school dropout rate is 28.4%. Accompanied by art is a program that combines individual children with college mentors and the learning of artistic techniques, promoting mental health and physical and social development of young people at risk of social exclusion through education from accompanying volunteer mentors.


Educating in the Arts: Flamenco, a School Project

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 6

Center for Infant and Primary Education of Virgen de la Puerta of Orihuela (Spain)
Mr. Manuel Ferrer Die
Designated as a Singular Education Center by the Department of Education, the school dedicates least 30% of its enrollment to students in need of compensation for educational deficiencies. The objective is to improve the educational process by stimulating social skills with the participation of the educational community, society, and its institutions. The project consists of the following workshops: painting, theater, dance, guitar, poetry, and box percussion.


Inclusion for Life

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 / Speakers' Corner 6

City of Moura (Portugal)
Mr. Antonio Senrada Simôes
This is a project placing value on the skills and autonomy of citizens with mental disabilities. It arose from the real need to integrate these citizens into the job market once skills are acquired. Participants are accompanied by tutors and receive a monthly salary from the City of Moura.


Santos People Program

Thursday 13 November / 16.30 - 17.00 h / Speakers' Corner 6

Secretary of Education of Santos. (Brazil)
Ms. Audrey Kleys Cabral de Oliveira Dinan
This is an educational activity in which leisure and culture are the basic elements of social inclusion. It gives students access to the most significant tourist attractions and favors the free expression of creativity. Students learn to understand the meaning of social participation and the exercise of rights and duties.


Diversity Day

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 1

Department of Women and Civil Rights of the City of Barceloba, in collaboration with other institutions and organizations (Spain)
Mr. Josep Lluis Marjalizo
Event promoting awareness and education of human rights for young students 12 to 18 years of age. These rights are brought out into the open through games, dynamic workshops, and various other activities. The 2013 edition was expanded to two consecutive days.


I Live, I Coexist, I Take Part

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 1

Youth Council of Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Eva Ortigosa Pons
Socio-educational project that involves the insertion of a revitalization team composed of people from the city’s youth associations into middle school classes of different schools in order to encourage participation through the sharing of personal experiences. In addition to the added value of participation by speaking from one’s point of view and experience, the project also uses dynamic games and resources that are typical of non-formal education and represent a break in the everyday classroom routine, thereby generating positive and receptive attitudes from students.


Time for you. For children with disabilities

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 1

Department of Family, Childhood, Productivity and the Disabled, the Municipal Institute of disabled people and the districts of the city of Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Joana Chinchilla
Service to promote the reconciliation of work, family and personal life of families with disabled children. It offers a Time and Quality of Life Program. The project has three courses of action depending on the beneficiaries: Neighborhood time, time for you for families with disabled children; Neighborhood time, time for you for families caring for dependents; Neighborhood time, time for youth and adults with disabilities. The project allows caregiving families to have time for themselves, while children and people with disabilities participate in recreational activities appropriate to their needs in local public facilities.


The Beit Project

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 2

The Beit Project of Paris (France)
Mr. David Stoleru
The project aims to carry out a reflection on the contemporary issues of living together in an urban environment through heritage sites in different European cities. It targets high school students but also involves local education and urban planning managers. The objectives are: the transformation of heritage sites into tools of civic, social and cultural reflection; the use of heritage sites as shared spaces, places of diversity and dialogue; the use of heritage sites to convey meaning and generate questions, research, reflection and debates.


A Community Supports Justice for Minors

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 2

Commune of Torino (Italy)
Mr. Alessandro Parigini
Over the years, the local police the “Nucleo di Prossimita,” have increased its scope of action, becoming interested in issues related to security concerning the protection of the most vulnerable layers of society. The local police have become involved in the following areas: violence against women, obsessive harassment, domestic violence and security related issues for young people, bullying at school and specific crimes. As for young people, the methodology used goes beyond traditional surveillance activities and the repression that characterized police actions in the past. A scientific approach has been developed, starting from an analysis of the context of each phenomenon, to allow the implementation of strategic intervention strategies, including the coordinated use of tools such as the implementation of specific educational interventions.


The Senior University of Vila Franca de Xira

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 2

Vila Franca de Xira Council (Portugal)
Ms. Marina Tiago
The Senior University is a center for culture and knowledge that answers the needs of senior citizens through informal education in a context of lifelong learning, complemented by cultural and leisure activities to strengthen personal relationships, self-esteem and autonomy. Following the diagnosis resulting from a questionnaire on the interests and needs of the City’s senior population, the council of Vila Franca de Xira created the Senior University. This project aims to contribute to the active ageing of the oldest segment of the population and its intellectual stimulation, both of the volunteer teachers (mostly retired themselves) and of the students.


Learn on the Street Aboard the Bus of Hope

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 3

Institute of Higher Education in Rio de Janeiro. (Brazil)
Ms. Maria Beatriz Albernaz and Ms. Cristina Muñiz
City-school relationships, through the discussion of issues that have been hidden from view in Rio de Janeiro, look at education as a community. This program aims to provide children and adults with a less stressful environment where they feel safe and can expand their cultural and social universe by strengthening their capacity to imagine a less violent, more supportive, and more pleasant place to live.


Local Volunteer Bank of Agueda

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 3

City of Agueda (Portugal)
Ms. Elsa Margarida de Melo Corga
In trying to break with the social isolation of the program’s recipients, we are increasing formal and informal support networks, helping improve relationships and social activities, stimulating social skills, improving assistance to dependents, facilitating community relations, and providing moments of relaxation.


Be an Entrepreneur

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 4

Entrepreneurial School Foundation and Barcelona Activa. Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Laura Serra
The program is aimed primarily at secondary school students with the aim of promoting entrepreneurial spirit, reinforce associated skills such as self-esteem, confidence, and innovation, and bring them real business knowledge. The Be an Entrepreneur program aims to create, design and develop a Project Plan, whether it be the creation of a new company, a new product, or a social project. Over 13 sessions, young students are trained to develop an entrepreneurial project while being grouped by interests and passions, and begin the process of thinking of a company and the different steps needed to make it a reality.


Stories and Cooperative Anecdotes: Lagoon of Myrtle

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 4

City of Gava (Spain)
Mr. Joan Anton Bruna
From 1994 to 2008 the school community enjoyed a range of literary competitions for school children in the city. One literary contest was called “Lagoon of Myrtle,” intended to promote creative writing in addition to the learning and use of Catalan. It has grown from an initial participation of 150 students to 1,680 students in its last edition in 2008.


Cerdanyola, Everyone. Educational Activities for Inclusion

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 4

City of Cerdanyola del Valles (Spain)
Ms. Maria Reina Serna
Cerdanyola, everyone is a project by organizations in the field of disability to bring activities to Cerdanyola schoolchildren up to 18 years of age. It is included in the municipal project Cerdanyola Educates, which is aimed at all students of area schools. With these activities we want to achieve awareness of the different disabilities from an early age and perform an educational service for people with disabilities.


Educational Spaces on the Via Recreativa

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 / Speakers' Corner 5

Office of the Secretary of Education of Guadalajara (Mexico)
Mr. Mario Alfredo Navarro Ruvalcaba
The creation and development of an urban teaching method based on non-formal education, generating educational action in the Guadalajara area within the framework of the Via Recreativa, achieving personal and physical exercise, family coexistence, and social and cultural development, bringing beneficial educational and social service centers to the people, rights equality, and citizen responsibility. The free services within these spaces are significant in the maintenance of a healthy population through sport, recreation, art, culture, science and technology.


Barcelona Network of Youth Information Points

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 5

City of Barcelona (Spain)
Mr. Joan Recasens
Information, Advice and Guidance Services distributed throughout the city of Barcelona with a mission to facilitate the autonomy of young people and their inclusion within the city. Objectives: responding to information requests from city youth; providing consistent and quality information; implementing actions to facilitate youth participation in the context of local work and quality service; fulfilling the role of youth observation to adequately understand their needs; being a reference for processing various solicitations; acting as a gateway for specialized services.


“Education for Growth” — A citizen Participation Program

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 5

City of Cornella de Llobregat (Spain)
Ms. Enric Termens and Mr. Juan Jose Gonzalez
The aim of this program is to expand people’s educational prospects and enhance education in all its fields, thus contributing to the growth of individual citizens, as well as in the social development of their community. The program was founded on the idea that education is exercised during school hours, but when outside of school it also foments citizen participation, where it promotes dialogue and collaboration between the city and anyone with the desire to be actively involved.


Street Volunteers

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 6

City of Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Nuria Cardona
Group of young people with Down syndrome, aged between 20 and 25 years, collaborate and do support work at the start and finish of the school day. The Road Volunteers Project works with young people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities in six schools in the district Sarria Sant Gervasi. After having provided training in mobility and street safety, they learn to recognize situations of risk and also acquire practical experience in the workplace integration.


Similar Yet Different: A Creative and Innovative Look at the Diversity Around us.

Friady 14 November / 10. 30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 6

City of Banyoles (Spain)
Ms. Anna Roura
The origin of this experience began experimentally and due to the gradual increase of the foreign population in the city of Banyoles, specifically in the neighborhood of Canaleta Can Puig in the last decade. Banyoles has been one of the cities of Spain with the highest percentage of people under 16 from abroad, especially those of North and sub-Saharan African origin who represent 27% of the total.


The Can Calopa Project: Agriculture, Social Integration, Vineyards and Wine

Friday 14 November / 10.30 - 11.00 h / Speakers' Corner 6

La Olivera Cooperative and the City of Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Rocio Sanchez Muñoz
The Can Calopa Project seeks to respond to the work needs and difficulties of young people with mental disabilities by proposing an alternative to the original model proposed by Social Farming. Can Calopa is an open area of social inclusion, a meeting point for wine culture and urban agriculture. It is also seeks to become involved in children’s education regarding new models of agriculture and social work, empowering people at risk of exclusion.


The Pamper Program

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 1

City of Santo Tirso (Portugal)
Ms. Ana Maria Moreira Ferreira
“The Pamper Program” is for all 2,200 children in the first cycle of basic public education and aims to ensure the supply of diversified activities that encourage the development of personal, social, and cognitive skills in more playful, fun and creative ways. Development is well managed through a fun approach to areas of growing importance, such as the preservation of the environment.


Project 40 * 40 for Academic Excellence — Axis Sport

Samedi 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 1

District Institute of Sport and Recreation of Bogota (Colombia)
Ms. Norma Castellanos
This project has to do with establishing the single school day in the Schools of Bogota, the Capital District of Colombia, in order to guarantee permanent access and quality of education for children and teenagers by expanding primary education and extending the school day. This strategy seeks to reduce the gaps in the quality of education through the expansion of quality and inclusive public education that facilitates access and keeps students in school to help them maximize their potential.


Community Leaders SCREAM

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 1

Committee for Integral Family Development (DIF) of the City of Morelia (Mexico)
Mr. Carlos Hernandez Lopez
Community Leaders SCREAM is based on the SCREAM Manual (Supporting Children’s Rights through, Education, Arts and Media). It defends of children’s rights through education, the arts and the media. Its activities also have the purpose of informing people about these rights and helping those in need who are trying to do their best and improve their self-esteem. Past participants have expressed positive changes in their lives, satisfaction in supporting others in spite of their shortcomings and lack of desire to keep going.


“BCN Shares Food.” An Initiative to Defend the Universal Right to Food of People in Situations of Poverty

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 2

Nutrition Without Borders, Alimara Hotel CETT Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Laia Coma
Project led by the NGO “Nutrition Without Borders” whose main objective to collect and distribute leftover food from hotels and catering businesses in the city to those most in need. The commitment of all those involved is to use the surplus food to reach those who are at risk of social exclusion. So, thanks to the nonprofit NSF, participating hotels and food companies, and others, it may distribute meals usually in small portions to needy families in the city. Family meals have a very specific purpose, and that is that the recipients have the option of eating the food at home, with the family, and not have to go to a soup kitchen. This path leads us away from further inequalities between citizens and consequently preventing their social exclusion.


Participation in Education, a Pending Course

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 2

City of Barbera del Valles (Spain)
Mr. Lluis Carol
Participation is an indispensable tool to further the development of democracy, as it is one of the basic expressions of democracy, freedom, harmony, and equality. The idea was to create an educational program to promote civic duty through participation within the realm of formal education. This situation first seemed somewhat contradictory, or at least very difficult, given that participation or citizenship is not something that can be considered as a lesson to learn, or an attitude that someone can note down. It was therefore a challenge to teach life experience within the framework of the current educational system.


Support Service for Community Associations in Barcelona

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 2

Encis Cooperative Management and Prevention Services of the City of Barcelona (Spain)
Mr. Carles Fajardor
Activities to promote civility and encourage peaceful coexistence often require preventive interventions that act on the causes. We therefore need to look for answers that address both large public areas and private areas for collective use. The service is directed to those communities that have shortcomings such as the organization of community residents, participation and neighborhood involvement in community affairs, community cleaning, financial management, and neighborhood coexistence.


Digital Literacy Workshop for Women of Moroccan Origin

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 3

Libraries of Barcelona. Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Magnolia Fuentes
The digital literacy workshop aims to provide Moroccan mothers interested in training with introductory computing classes at the library, an opportunity to open library services to a group of people who make little use of it and increase the participation of this group in the district’s community resources. The training workshop is also accompanied by a relaxation and emotional control workshop.


The Tales of Many Corners

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 3

City of Torres Vedra (Portugal)
Ms. Laura Ma. Jesus Rodriguez
The main idea of the activity was to involve the immigrant community in the creation of a book that assesses the cultural diversity and promotes multicultural storytelling. Through meeting and contact between immigrants of various origins, mediated by a teacher, they share distinct life experiences and knowledge.


Children and adolescent care network

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 4

City of Barcelona, together with five city organizations and institutions (Spain)
Ms. Asunción Moreno
The network is focused on defining Barcelona’s own model; one that may improve the city’s response in caring for children and adolescents at social risk. Its operation revolves around reflection and contrast of the model’s key facets. It examines the concepts and forms of intervention, systemizes practical knowledge and shares best practices. The network is comprised of 15 organizations and institutions that manage the 19 open centers in the city of Barcelona and was established in 2006.


The City Where I Want to Live

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 4

Virolai School and Municipal Institute of Computer Sciences of Barcelona (Spain)
Ms. Gemma Degollada and Ms. Chelo Fernandez
We need to train citizens that are competent and committed to a global view of the world and involved in their immediate environment: their city. Our goal is to link educational work to the classroom in a real interdisciplinary context to motivate and enhance and apply significant learning in men and women. We want to involve students in designing a model city of the future that is environmentally and socially sustainable, one that is committed to using innovation and technology to ensure better lives for the people. We aim to educate young people of the role that cities like Barcelona have as role models for other cities in the world.


Weaving Worlds

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11. 30 h / Speakers' Corner 4

City of Figueres (Spain)
Mr. Josep Maria Godoy
A collaborative project working with a group that had never been worked with before. It is not necessary to explain the incalculable value of working with older people, but we should understand the implications for our society, should this group not be counted on. This region does not have experience where school, family, government, and the elderly have worked together. It is precisely for this reason that we have initiated a project to highlight, among other objectives, the need to integrate the elderly in a dynamic educational environment.


Reality Impacting the Conscience of Humans (RICH)

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h /  Speakers' Corner 6

Autonomous Municipality of Caguas (Puerto Rico)
Ms. Elba Acevedo
Summer camp aimed at young people from 12 to 17 years of age from economically disadvantaged communities and at high risk of exclusion based on national origin. The camp has been held every summer since June of 2004. The purpose is to delineate strategies aimed at inclusion and community solidarity along with school integration in municipal policy.


Smart Garden

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 6

Rel School special education center and the Computer Sciences Institute of the City of Barcelona (Spain)
Mr. Victor Garcia
This project arises from an idea the students derived from their participation in the Public Audience Project. The idea was to convert growing tables of the Rel special education center’s urban garden into “smart” tables using new mobile technologies and single board computers that could be programed by the students themselves using a programming language, such as Scratch, specially designed for student accessibility such as ours.


Hospital Classes

Saturday 15 November / 11.00 - 11.30 h / Speakers' Corner 6

Ministry of Education of Sorocaba (Brazil)
Mr. Jose Simôes de Almeida Junior
This project’s primary objective is the pedagogic accompanying of children and young people with serious health problems and with definitive or temporary impediments to attending regular school. Strategies are developed to aid in the construction of knowledge for children, young people and adults enrolled in the municipal system.