Barcelona will host the European Mentoring Summit 2020

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  • The European Mentoring Summit 2019 took place in Berlin.
    The European Mentoring Summit 2019 took place in Berlin. Source: Coordinadora de Mentoria Social.
  • The attendants will enjoy of academic and practical workshops.
    The attendants will enjoy of academic and practical workshops. Source: Coordinadora de Mentoria Social.

The Congress brings together academia, professionals, volunteers, public administrations, foundations and private companies in a major debate around mentoring from the 7th to the 9th of October.

Barcelona will host the European Mentoring Summit 2020 from 7th to 9th of October, a leading event in Europe that places the city as the capital of the Third Sector, volunteering and, especially, of Social Mentoring.

The Congress, hosted by the Coordinadora de Mentoria Social, brings together people from the fields of professional practice, research, mentor volunteering, public administrations and civil society who represent the mentoring movement, as well as foundations and private companies.

The European Mentoring Summit 2020 is the third biennial mentoring congress to be held at the European level. The event seeks to connect people and projects from Europe and around the world working in the field of mentoring, in order to establish connections between academic research and hands-on experiences.

The Summit will be a place where participants can strengthen their connections, learn about the diversity of the mentoring scene, explore new areas of action and discuss about some topics as the association between academic research and practice, sociocultural diversity, mentoring with a gender perspective, and methodologies and ethics in the field of mentoring.

During this edition, attendants will be able to enjoy the presence of world-renowned experts, academic and practical workshops, various spaces designed for the exchange of knowledge and tools, a Philanthropic Track where organizations can make themselves known to potential sponsors, an exclusive networking dinner and some cultural activities where you can explore Barcelona and some of its social projects by bicycle.

If you need more information, you can check the schedule or visit the Summit’s website.

How can we participate?

The Summit takes place at the Ciutadella Campus of the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona. People interested in taking part of the summit can already buy the tickets.

To facilitate access to people who work or are interested in social mentoring in Spain, this year the Summit has opted to offer an itinerary of activities exclusively in Spanish: from the simultaneous translation of the keynote speeches until workshops presented in Spanish by local mentoring professionals.

Co-organizers of the summit

Following the editions of Leeuwarden (2016) and Berlin (2018), the Summit arrives in Barcelona co-organized by Coordinadora de Mentoria Social, a leading mentoring entity in Spain and based in Barcelona. Coordinadora de Mentoria Social is a network of organizations that work with mentoring as a tool for social intervention for people in vulnerable situations to reduce marginalization and social exclusion and strengthen the commitment of citizenship with collective affairs.

The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring and the Generalitat de Catalunya are co-organizers of the Summit.

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