Ciutat Vella, a school
Subject: Social co-responsibility in the District of Ciutat Vella
Ciutat Vella is a Barcelona district with a population of 113,154 residents. It is the historic centre of the city. This urban territory is a major source of structural, relationship and social conflicts and tensions. The territory consists of narrow streets with old buildings with a large immigrant population. The activity is the finishing touch to some of the actions that are undertaken in the Ciutat Vella, a school programme. It offers an insight into the diversity of social, cultural and educational players involved, as well as the different themes and methodologies applied in an area marked by diversity.
Social and occupational insertion itineraries
Subject: Workplace insertion using ICT
In this project we work on inclusion by means of new mobile devices that facilitate inclusion into the digital society, improving digital skills, improving people's employment prospects and actively seeking a sustainable employment future. With the individual people, we explore the best way to improve their employment prospects and how to make the best use of all the available possibilities for finding a job. They achieve this by using an everyday tool that they often already possess: their smartphone or tablet.
Care, recuperation and shelter service
Subject: Care for mistreated persons
This service is part of the Barcelona Circuit against gender violence, which is made up of professional staff from the social services, the police, and legal and education professionals from different institutions. An outpatient service has been created for specific care in gender-violence cases, which provides comprehensive care to women, their children and their immediate environment. It is also the only municipal service that arranges emergency and long-term accommodation in the city.
Subject: Social inclusion for children and young people based on music
Apropa Cultura arose out of the need to make high-quality music available to groups at risk of social exclusion. The initial premise has never changed, but its scale has, because cultural facilities have gradually been added, reaching the current total of 40. One of the keys to its growth has been its collaboration with the Auditori, one of Europe's leaders in educational concerts, due to the research and innovations it applies to its concerts. The projects carried out have managed to promote education, inclusion, creativity and participation in equal parts.
Municipal Nursery School and Municipal Music School
Subject: Dealing with educational diversity
Barcelona City Council - Municipal Institute of Education is responsible for the management of 95 nursery schools, 4 music schools and 1 professional-level music conservatory. There are a total of 11,000 children and young people enrolled in these centres and integration and care for educational diversity is strengthened.
Learning through traditional sailing
Subject: Reducing school failure through sailing
This programme is a support workshop for addressing diversity in compulsory secondary education centres and fostering complete self-sufficiency, the means and goal of inclusion. It aims to help reduce school failure by allowing students to crew a vessel. They learn a set of technical and personal skills where the principles of authority and teamwork are key factors.
Coexisting through sport
Subject: Teaching values through sport
The project is based on the idea that sport plays an important role in the construction of a cohesive city, because it has a positive effect on the creation of cohesive factors, while also introducing people to associations that have a significant effect on social life. Therefore, by making it possible for young people to practise a wide variety of sports, neighbourhood conflicts can be avoided and relationships can be fostered, while also helping to prevent risks of exclusion among young people and children.
Workshops on Entrepreneurism, Co-operation and Art
Subject: Inclusion through progress, entrepreneurism and culture
“La Caixa” social programme's mission is to contribute to the progress of people and society, with special emphasis on the more vulnerable groups, whether it be through their own programmes, strategic alliances or collaboration with third parties. All the programmes have the aim of sustainable social transformation and the generation of opportunities for different groups of people.
The Miró Foundation's Department of Education
Subject: Visual and tactile accessibility
The Miró Foundation offers specific accessible visits with commentaries that have selected versions of the artist's work with colours in relief for blind people and people with visual disabilities, and LSC [Catalan sign language] and lip reading services for deaf visitors. It is worth mentioning the educational case, consisting of cubes made out of different materials (bronze, iron, ceramics, wood...) used by Miró in his sculptures. It is used in all the sculpture visits, as it is a useful tool for everyone, including blind people.
MACBA Educational Programmes
Subject: An educating, inclusive museum based on contemporary art
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art is located in the centre of the Raval neighbourhood and assumes the responsibility of disseminating contemporary art within that area, offering a range of viewpoints and generating critical debate on art and culture. This is a mission that aims to integrate a wide range of audiences. MACBA's Educational Department is developing an extensive inclusion programme of themes and activities, created for the purpose of facilitating an understanding of the museum's contents.
Science Nest. An educating, inclusive museum
Subject: Science within everyone's reach
The museum specifies that being an educating, inclusive facility is one of its priorities. This is understood as being accessible to all audiences irrespective of their age, social and economic conditional, functional diversity, etc. Beyond its function for the general public, the global concept of the Science Nest and the materials it uses means that it can offer its services to organisation and school groups that include people with functional diversity, where activities are adapted to their specific needs.
Educational and social intervention projects
Subject: Teaching values to children and young people through sport
In our social lives, sport provides an exceptionally clear example of values such as effort, humility, courtesy and respect, a sense of fairness, honesty, comradeship, teamwork, responsibility and commitment to collective efforts. Education and sports programmes are instruments that are available to the education system, families, social integrators and leisure-activity educators.
The Picasso Museum's Education Department
Subject: An educating, inclusive museum based on the work of Picasso
Based on the opinions of the students, the Picasso Museum undertakes a thorough analysis of the work, generating a shared dialogue which covers their interests. These guided visits have been programmed to include accessibility measures such as: visits with sign-language and/or lip-reading interpreters; descriptive visits for people with visual disabilities and visits with adapted content for groups of people with learning disabilities.
Centre for young people who are or were formerly under the protection of a legal guardian
Subject: Comprehensive support
A resource aimed at young people under and over the age of 18 who take part in the different programmes. It was created with the aim of making it a centre of reference for young people who are or were formerly under the protection of a legal guardian. The personal attention has an educational edge and aims to make them aware of their right and obligations and the importance of exercising them in an effective way and involve them in dealing with those rights and obligations, as they are closely linked to the other aspects of their personal integration process.
Family participation in education
Subject: Intercultural community intervention
The La Caixa Foundation's Social Programme has promoted an intercultural community intervention project since 2010. It covers over 30 neighbourhoods and towns in Spain that have a large proportion of immigrants. Together with local organisations, it promotes a series of actions aimed at improving coexistence, preventing social conflict and increasing social cohesion. Three of these projects are being developed in Barcelona: Raval (Ciutat Vella), Clot (Sant Martí) and Zona Nord (Nou Barris).
Subject: Spaces for creating and learning
Fabrication Centres are public spaces for innovation where people can learn the basics of digital fabrication, as well as different technologies and processes applicable to daily life. They promote activities and projects that seek to improve society by using new models of organisation and both open informal and networked learning (co-creation, collaboration, crowdsourcing, crowdfunding...), as well as social media to share the knowledge acquired with others.