Project Education for Social Transformation

Reflections, debates and proposals to mentor critical education processes. V Education for Social Transformation Conference


To establish dialogues between the academic critical culture and social production to strengthen the agency of the critical subjects and propose new meanings for the emancipatory action.


This proposal seeks to:

1. Support the university community in research aimed at social transformation and at the contribution to other possible worlds.

Mentoring seminars have therefore been held for students to help them prepare their end-of-degree/end-of-master's projects from an emancipatory educational perspective, and entitled "Social commitment in academic research work".

2. Foster meeting spaces between different subjects to redefine strategies that address the worrying socio-cultural processes that we are experiencing.

A preparatory meeting process has therefore been designed which will lead to the creation of the lines of the upcoming V Education for Social Transformation Congress.

  • "The experience of feminist movements and the transformative cooperation movement" meeting (Bilbao, 18 September 2020. In person).

  • "The eco-social approach, rural areas as life territories" (Galicia, 6 November 2020. On line).

  • "Neighbourhood associations and self-management experiences, another view of a liveable life in the city” (Madrid, 29 January 2021. On line)

  • "The southern border, the rights of migrants and refugees" meeting (Melilla, 26 February2021. On line).

3. Build, based on discussing critical subjects, new meanings, knowledge and experiences arising from the fields of social and academic production.

The V Education for Social Transformation Congress, which will host those discussions and debates, will be held in Vitoria-Gasteiz on 18, 19 and 20 November 2021.

This process has involved a large and diverse group of experts, including Iratxe Pérez Urdiales (University of the Basque Country-UPV/EHU), Iratxe Amiano Bonachea (UPV/EHU), Marta Barandiaran Galdós (UPV/EHU), Asier Arcos Alonso (UPV/EHU), Maitane Picaza Gorrotxategi (UPV/EHU), María José Martínez Herrero (UPV/EHU), Maggy Barrère Unzueta (UPV/EHU), Pepe Ruíz Osoro (Mugarik Gabeko Ingeniaritza/Engineers Without Borders), Alberto Gastón (Emaús Social Factory), María Luz de la Cal Barreda (UPV/EHU), Sandra Dema Moreno (University of Oviedo), Jaume Martínez Bonafé (University of Valencia), Mª Jesús Martínez Usarralde (University of Valencia), José Antonio Antón Valero (Entrepueblos/Entrepobles/Entrepobos/Herriarte - Between Peoples), Clara Ruiz (Entrepueblos/Entrepobles/Entrepobos/Herriarte), Jordi Menéndez (Food Justice), Joseba Sainz de Murieta Mangado (UPV/EHU), Inmaculada Cabello Ruíz (Women in Conflict Zones), Begoña Zabala González (Emakume Internazionalistak), Jone Martínez Palacios (UPV/EHU), Iraide Fernández Aragón (UPV/EHU), Gloria Sosa Sánchez-Cortés (Alternative Learning Programme - CALA), Alejandra Boni Aristizabal (Polytechnic University of Valencia), José Luis Villena Higueras (University of Granada, Melilla Campus).

Publications or future potentials of the project:

Transitioning from Education for Development to Education for an Emancipatory Transition:



  • Yeni García


  • Duration

    June 2019 - December 2021

  • Place


  • Funding entities

    Agencia Vasca de Cooperación al Desarrollo (AVCD), Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation