Education for social cooperation: a response to poverty
Title: Education for social cooperation: a response to poverty
Date: 4th November 2010
Place: Parlamento de Navarra, Pamplona. Leaflet
In the context of the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion, and the debate about the eradication of poverty that has arisen around the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, this session intends to reflect on the importance and need for social cooperation, in Parliament itself.
Based on the testimony of three people involved in development projects, the discussion is intended to bring out the key factors –family, school, society- that can be decisive in determining an active stance towards issues that call for social participation. The identification of these factors will make it easier to adopt means that can help young people to develop such attitudes through formal and informal education.
Dr Alberto Lafuente: Anaesthetist at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, volunteer for DYA and coordinator of humanitarian aid contingent in Haiti.
Enrique Abad: Responsible for volunteer committees and Intermón OXFAMshops (based in Zaragoza).
Pablo Zarauza: Graduate in Journalism from the University of Navarra and volunteer with the NGO "Por la Sonrisa de un Niño en Camboya" ("For the smile of a child in Cambodia").
Moderator: Prof. Concepción Naval
Potential participants: young people, volunteers and NGO organizers, media, society in general.
The session was broadcast live on Twitter for all those interested so that the ideas that form the subject of the debates can be heard first hand on the social networks, and so that those connected can easily take part themselves by asking questions and making comments through the same medium.