Cibervoluntarios Foundation joins its expertise to the Culture of Peace Foundation to create this event, adding energy to promote the culture of peace and citizen empowerment through social use of ICT.
The Foundation for a Culture of Peace is a non-profit organization established in 2000 with the aim of strengthening and promoting the culture of peace, implementing and initiating the Declaration and Programme of Action for a Culture of Peace, approved in 1999.
Its activity is mainly based on the support and development of educational, informative, activities of reflection and on ground action that contribute to building and consolidating a culture of peace, through the application of the Declaration for a Culture of Peace, and related to the eight measures of the Programme of Action: education for the peace; sustainable economic and social development; promotion of democracy; human rights; equality and gender; dialogue; understanding and tolerance between populations, races, religions; freedom of expression and access to information; and international peace and security.
The Foundation operates from its headquarters in Madrid and through its two delegations: one in Barcelona, located at the Univesitat Politécnica de Catalunya (Polytechnic University of Catalonia) and another one in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia), the Seminario Galego de Educación para a Paz (Galician Seminar of Education for the peace). And from its Centre of Education and Research for the Peace (CEIPAZ) located at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Autonomous University of Madrid – (www.uam.es)).
More info: http://www.fund-culturadepaz.org
Cibervoluntarios Foundation It is a non profit atypical composed of social entrepreneurs that promotes the use and knowledge of new technologies as a means to alleviate social gaps, generate social innovation and foster citizen empowerment: that is, work to increase the rights, opportunities and capabilities of each person within their social environment through the use of technology tools and applications that are within reach. To do this, we count on 1500 Cybervolunteers. They are curious people, pro active, eager to learn, passionate for sharing ICT knowledge in a useful, simple and effective way. They do this either online or in person, face to face, through courses, lectures, workshops, events … among others.
The cybervolunteers focus their action to people that, based on gender, age, professional environment, education, lack of material or economic resources or others, are at risk of social and digital exclusion. And get adapt the use of technological applications to alleviate these social gaps in employment, social level, participation, health … A bet, 15-year history, without going any further last year has received from the hands of the Prince of Asturias one recognition of “the creation of new forms of participation and social innovation in support groups at risk of exclusion” and economic and social recognition of Google.org, as one of the 50 entities that is changing the world.
More info: https://www.cibervoluntarios.org/
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