The Department of Education of the City Council of Valencia and the Universitat de València, through the Research Institute on Social Welfare Policy (Polibinestar), have signed an agreement to develop the project titled ‘Collaboration between the Valencia City Council and the UV in the framework of the participation of the former in the Educating Cities Spanish Network’.
The agreement tries to answer the commitment of the city of Valencia with this network, which belongs to the International Association of Educating Cities and demands the importance of education in the city. According to the director of Polibinestar, Jordi Garcés, “the first objective is the family participation in the construction of an educating city to reinforce the role of the young families”.
To achieve this, Polibienestar will initiate a process focused on the collaboration between families and teaching staff, which consists on the realisation of some academic workshops that make people ready for the systemic analysis, social apprenticeship and collective effort to look for some appropriated solutions for each school and family. According to professor Garcés, “this is a group of simple tools for the self-assessment of the complex relaities and the collection of relevant information that can be used for a future collective creation of public policies”. The aim of this project is to develop several workshops in 2017 in at least twenty schools in Valencia.
Polibienestar is a public institute of the Universitat de València. It is specialised in research, innovation, social technology, technical advising and training in the field of social policies and its objective is to improve the welfare and quality of life of the society.
+ Info: http://www.polibienestar.org/