SOCIAL ACTION AND VOLUNTEERISM

Voluntariat UB

formacio-voluntariat-ubVoluntariat UB is a space open to the university community and to society in general aimed to contribute to building a university that is more solidary and committed to civil society. The UB Solidarity Foundation has been managing this program since the 2018-2019 academic year. To see the above mentioned activities, please check the former website. UB Solidarity also runs three courses (“Introduction to volunteerism “, “Volunteerism in the area of health” and “Volunteerism in the area of the fight against poverty”) aimed to train people, members of the university community and others, who want to develop a role in the area of volunteerism, both in their own entities and through Voluntariat UB.

This project is related to the following ODS of the Agenda 2030:

ODS 17. Partnerships for the goals
ODS 17. Partnerships for the goals

Target 17.17: Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

ODS 10. Reduced inequalities
ODS 10. Reduced inequalities

Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

Target 10.3: Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.

Social and educational intervention program in the northern area of the Nou Barris district of Barcelona and the Besòs area

torre-baro-edifici-eucaliptus Several social and educational activities are organised through this program with the purpose of revitalising the cultural and associative life of the north area of the Nou Barris district and the Besòs axis. The program also includes the management of the Eucaliptus building, with 22 social housing units, transferred to the University by the City Council of Barcelona.

This project is related to the following ODS of the Agenda 2030:

ODS 10. Reduced inequalities
ODS 10. Reduced inequalities

Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

Target 10.3: Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.

ODS 11. Sustainable cities and communities
ODS 11. Sustainable cities and communities

Target 11.1: By 2030, ensure access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing and basic services and upgrade slums.

Program of natural solutions for a sustainable development

agricultura-social-amb As a result of a long experience in the social and labour market inclusion of people at risk of exclusion through social agriculture, the UB Solidarity Foundation is now one of the partners of the research project EdiCitNet – Edible Cities Network (2018-2023): an initiative with 35 partners in 13 cities around the world that seeks the implementation and evaluation of nature-based solutions for the transition to sustainable and socially resilient food producing cities.

This project is related to the following ODS of the Agenda 2030:

ODS 2. Zero hunger
ODS 2. Zero hunger

Target 2.4: By 2030, ensure sustainable food production systems and implement resilient agricultural practices that increase productivity and production, that help maintain ecosystems, that strengthen capacity for adaptation to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality.

ODS 8. Decent work and economic growth
ODS 8. Decent work and economic growth

Target 8.5: By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.

ODS 11. Sustainable cities and communities
ODS 11. Sustainable cities and communities

Target 11.3: By 2030, enhance inclusive and sustainable urbanization and capacity for participatory, integrated and sustainable human settlement planning and management in all countries.

Prometeus Project

This project aims to gradually increase the number of young people from the Raval district (Barcelona) who start and complete university studies, in order to transform the trend of the neighbourhood. Prometeus is an initiative carried out by the Asociación Educativa Integral del Raval and El Periódico El Raval, together with the two public institutes of the neighbourhood. The project’s monitoring committee includes the Ciutat Vella District, the Barcelona Education Consortium and the Barcelona Municipal Institute of Education; and the UB, UAB, UPF and UPC universities, which also participate in the leading group. The project has been awarded the Premi Barcelona Innovació Educativa 2018 for initiatives that contribute to promoting educational opportunities and social inclusion.

This project is related to the following ODS of the Agenda 2030:

ODS 4. Quality education
ODS 4. Quality education

Target 4.3: By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.

Target 4.4: By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

Target 4.5: By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.

ODS 10. Reduced inequalities
ODS 10. Reduced inequalities

Target 10.2: By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status.

Target 10.3: Ensure equal opportunity and reduce inequalities of outcome, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and action in this regard.

Technical assistance services in the field of cooperation, peace education and social action in public administrations

asessoria-tecnicaThe UB Solidarity Foundation advises both the university community of the University of Barcelona and public administrations and civil society organisations in the areas of work they know well: development cooperation, promotion of human rights and social action. Technical assistance may include project identification, wording, monitoring and evaluation; preparation of studies on cooperation interventions, advice on the organization of courses and other awareness-raising activities, etc.

This project is related to the following ODS of the Agenda 2030:

ODS 17. Partnerships for the goals
ODS 17. Partnerships for the goals

Target 17.17: Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships.

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