The UNESCO’s chair allocates 28.000 euros to 11 projects of training and sensitivity in development cooperation

  • April 6th, 2016
Càtedra UNESCO

The Development Studies UNESCO´s Chair of the Universitat de València has resolve the 2015 call with the grating of 28.000 euros which will be allocated to the realisation of 11 projects of training and sensitivity in development cooperation, which consist in seminaries, workshops, meeting, theatrical action, conferences and exhibitions which will take place in the Universitat until December 2016.

The current call has increased its budget line in a 6,46%, which has allowed to approve until 11 projects.

The objective of this call is to support initiatives, activities and projects organised by members of the university community who promote the training in human and sustainable development in every discipline, and those projects which promote the sensitivity about development cooperation and the fight against the causes od the poor in the world.

With this call, the UNESCO’s chair collaborates, spreads, stimulates and mainstreams the studies about human and sustainable development in teaching, the academic and social life of the Universitat de València, as well as actions of sensitivity of this subject.

They organise the  Development Studies UNESCO´s Chair, through the Cooperation Area of the General Foundation of the Universitat de València, and the Vice-principal of International Relations and Cooperation.

The resolution considers actions in all the campus of the Universitat de València and includes disciplines, like constitutional right, teaching, economical analysis, history of art, nutrition and health, experimental and social sciences, compared education or physics, for example.

The resolution document of 2015 can be consulted at:

Description of activities
In this call will be developed four seminaries which will tackle various topics like gender and prostitution, creativity and innovation, good practice in projects of cultural heritage in South countries, or the elaboration of training subjects for rural itinerant teachers of Salta, in Argentina. There will be a workshop about the evaluation of experimental impact.

Regarding the conferences, these will be developed: a conference of sensitivity and exhibition for the presentation of the teaching material of the project “Talos. Cuentos del Mundo”, whose last publication is a book of bilingual intercultural stories about Peru; a meeting between the Universitat de València and gender collectives, the cultural variety and the use of social heritage which will hold presentations, round tables and a exhibition; conference about nutrition and health in displaced or refugee population in military conflicts; and a conference about the role of education in the approach of social and environmental conflicts with dialogue, participation and mediation. 

There will be theatrical action with the title “Refugi-arte” too.  This project consists on the launching of five plays of social theatre about migration and refuge in the area of teaching for the development and sensitivity. Their objective is to move closer the university community to right violation situations in the North and in the South.

At last, the 2015 call will give part of the funding to a project of cooperation for the research in Medical Physics and Environmental Radioactivity. This research will be developed in the area of dosimetry of radiations “in vivo” applied to radiotherapy, and in nuclear techniques applied to the prevention of the environmental degradation through radioactive characterization in soils.

At the end of the next June, a new call of projects of UNESCO’s chair of the Universitat de València will be opened in order PDI and Adminstrative and Service Staff can present their initiatives for 2017.

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