13th International Congress of Educating Cities. Barcelona, 13-16 November 2014

We are pleased to invite you to the 13th International Congress of Educating Cities!

We encourage you to make room in your schedules to come to Barcelona to share with us your ideas, knowledge and projects on social inclusion at the 13th International Congress of Educating Cities: “The Educating City is an Inclusive City”, which will take place from the 13th to the 15th of November 2014.

Through lectures, presentations of experiences, Mayors’ and experts’ roundtables, and study tours, the Congress will deal with the role of education, in the broadest sense of the term, as an essential instrument for social inclusion, fostering personal and collective development and the improvement of social coexistence and solidarity.

Local governments and different social agents and entities in our cities are facing the major challenge of working towards social inclusion from a comprehensive perspective in order to confront social and economic inequality and the inequality of opportunities affecting different sectors of the population. These inequalities run the risk of deepening the rift given the rapid pace of change that we are now living through if a decisive effort is not made to stop them.

Together we can find solutions to these challenges of social inclusion that our cities are facing!

Attached hereto please find the informational brochure and the congress provisional programme for the 13th Congress. You can also find supplementary information on thematic axis, keynote speakers, study visits, registration process, etc. at iaec2014.bcn.cat/en.

Don’t miss this opportunity! See you in Barcelona!

Source : iaec2014.bcn.cat/en.