Day of exchanges with Louise Jennings in Girona

On the 8th of April we had a training session and exchange of experiences between the members of the HEBE team from Girona and Louise Jennings. In the morning, we presented the research projects in which we are involved, both the Girona research group and Louise Jennings, in order to carry out a subsequent debate on empowerment and its approaches. We debated, above all, the importance of the critical and community dimension that empowerment should have, and how these are developed in practice. In the afternoon, we visited 3 services:

El Güell Espai Jove – youth equipment of socio-educational attention that attends young people between the ages of 14 and 29. Three areas are involved in the project: Employment, Youth and Social Services. These develop their actions in the project from the logic of complementarity and in order to respond to common objectives. The project contemplates 4 areas of intervention: training and employment, dynamization of free time, participation and citizenship and street work.

For more information see: http://www2.girona.cat/ca/guell_presentacio

Casal Popular de Joves “El Moll” in Celrà – a self-organised assembly space for young people in Celrà, set up as a non-profit association. The City Council gave this space to the youth of the village in 2013. The aim of the house is to be a meeting point for young people and to carry out activities that will enable young people to organise themselves according to their interests.

For more information see: https://casalpopularjoveselmoll.wordpress.com/

Local Jove de Celrà – Equipment of municipal ownership and exclusive for the youth. In the local is promoted meetings, exchanges, communication and debate among young people. In addition, there are different activities, talks and outings throughout the year. The intention is to be a space of reference, creation and debate of young people through facilitating the decision and management of the equipment itself, against the supply of services that reflect the consumer capacity of today’s society.

For more information see: http://joventut.celra.cat/index.php/local-jove/qui-som