Making of

Making of

1129 delegates of 189 cities from 34 different countries attended the 13th International Congress of Educating Cities (13-16 November).

Delegates came from the following countries:

Gràfic

 

140 experiences were presented during the Congress. These case studies were introduced in three modalities: plenary presentations (7 experiences), workshops (84) and speakers’ corner (49). Cities sharing experiences came from 17 different countries. The final list of experiences selected is available in the Program day to day  of the Congress, as well as in Workshops ans Speakers’ Corner sections, soon.

The criteria taken into account for selecting experiences were:

  1. Experiences having a direct relationship with the themes of the congress: Inclusion, Participation and Commitment, Innovation and Creativity.
  2. Experiences transferable to other cities.
  3. Specific initiatives (received a higher rating than general plans).
  4. Innovative experiences.
  5. Experiences representing all areas of local political action.
  6. Preference given to local government experiences.
  7. Experiences promoting active citizen autonomy (higher rating than those that merely involve assistance).
  8. Initiatives carried out through participation, collaboration and the involvement of other urban players such as associations, institutions, universities, etc., and citizens, in general.
  9. Experiences relating individuals and the territory

Experiences were presented in one of the 4 official languages of the Congress: English, French, Spanish or Catalan. These are the main characteristics of the presentation of study cases:

Plenary presentations:

  • These sessions took place in the Congress Hall
  • Each experience had 12 minutes to be introduced. At the end of the workshop there was an open space for debate
  • Experiences received logistical support for their presentation
  • Simultaneous translation was provided
  • They were moderated by members of the Scientific Committee of the Congress

Workshops:

  • They will took place simultaneously in different rooms
  • Each experience had 12 minutes to be introduced. At the end of the workshop there was an open space for debate
  • Experiences received logistical support for their presentation
  • Simultaneous translation was provided
  • They were moderated by members of the Scientific Committee of the Congress

Speakers’ corner:

  • They took place simultaneously in 6 different sites of the exhibition area during coffee breaks
  • Each experience had 6 minutes to be introduced
  • Experiences received logistical support for their presentation
  • They were introduced in one of the 4 official languages (without simultaneous translation)
  • One facilitator introduced all speakers before their presentation

Around 600 experiences, including those non selected having a clear link to the Congress according to the Scientific Committee criteria, appeared in the abstract book (poken technology).

 

Stands from cities, associations and businesses

An area was set aside inside the Palau de Congressos for exhibition stands from cities, associations and businesses.

 

Stand fees

IAEC member citiesNon-member citiesBusinesses
3 days of the Congress500€1.200€3.000€