Camilo José Cela University has participated in the meeting of the Ibero-American Network for Education in Human Rights and Inclusive Citizenship that took place in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 30 November and 1 and 2 December 2021, at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). UCJC has been part of this network since its creation and these Buenos Aires conferences were attended by the Vice-Rector for Research and Science at Camilo José Cela University, Francisco López Muñoz, and the director of the UCJC Foundation, Ignacio Sell Trujillo.
Initially organised in eleven work groups, UCJC coordinated and directed two commissions: the Health Education Commission (with Francisco López Muñoz) and the Student Engagement Commission (with Ignacio Sell Trujillo). During these sessions, the work carried out by the different commissions of the network was shared and the pillars on which to build the network’s strategic plan were discussed by all participating representatives. In the same way, the diagnostic report that largely included the proposals of the member universities was validated, through the different commissions created for this purpose, and their development axes were outlined, including training, intervention and research in human rights.
Among the thematic areas addressed by the different commissions, they highlighted inclusive education (education and diversity, education for development and cooperation, education for peace, education for coexistence and values, technological gaps and educational and social gaps); human rights education; emigration and interculturality; the SDGs and sustainability (Agenda 2030, sustainability equity and its application to universities); equality and gender; education and health (healthy life, sports and food); multiculturalism; law and justice and the commitment of youth.
The Ibero-American Network of Education in Human Rights and Inclusive Citizenship was born in the spring of 2021 under the auspices of the Organization of Ibero-American States for Education, Science and Culture (OEI), which in 2014 created, based in the city from Bogotá, the Ibero-American Institute for Human Rights and Democracy Education (IDEDH), which has been working on actions related to Human Rights education.
This organisation encompasses 28 universities from 16 countries have been integrated (seven from Central America, eight from the Andean Region, seven from the Southern Cone and six from the Iberian Peninsula), coordinated by the Ibero-American Chair of Education in Human Rights and Critical Citizenship for Sustainable Development from the Pablo de Olavide University.