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IGAXES – Galicia

Currículum vitae

Carlos Rosón Varela.
Degree in Law.
Master’s Degree in Management and Direction of Social, Cultural and Socio-Health Entities.
Master’s Degree of Marketing, Consultancy and Political Communication.
Esade Executive Education in Management and Direction of NGOs, and Leadership and Social Innovation.
General Director of Igaxes ( President of the Youth and Inclusion Federation (
Director of the Faia Center for Research and Social Documentation belonging to the Trebol Foundation of Social Initiative (

He was a professor at the School of Social Work at Santiago de Compostela’s university and coordinator and professor of different Master’s degrees, Postgraduates and Specialization Courses on Autonomy of Youth in the Protection System at the Universities of Santiago, Vigo and Malaga.

Author of several publications on Youth at Risk of Exclusion (New Online Pornography, School Success and Autonomy of Youth from the Protection System) (

Friday, 1 December at 10:30

“Good practices for social networks of support and participation”

Strengthening the social support network for young people in the protection system: References Program. During adolescence most people have go-to people (reference people) within our family, but not all youngsters in care have this key network. The adults who are part of their lives belong to the system of protection of minors, which is why they need people outside the social education world who can be role models for them. Therefore, these minors need to expand their social network with lasting and quality relationships.

The youth who participate in the References project are about to leave the child protection system. Emancipation is close and they face it without the irreplaceable support of their family. On their path to adulthood, full of insecurity and uncertainties, their go-to people must be their companions, serve as support and make them confident. The involved youth need adults who will support them and trust them, accept them and make them feel that they are important to them. Most had very few opportunities in life to feel this way. In this presentation the strengths, weaknesses, and the challenges that this mentoring model poses will be addressed.

Amaia Bravo Arteaga

University of Oviedo

Belén Urosa

Comillas Pontifical University

Carlos Rosón

IGAXES - Galicia

Cristina Blanco

Department of Social and Youth Policy of Galicia’s Government

Cristina Segura Talavera

Social Inclusion Director at La Caixa Foundation - Program Incorpora

Cristóbal Ruiz-Román

University of Málaga

Daniel Rijo

University of Coimbra

Diego Jesús Heredia Sánchez

Association Engloba, Andalusia

Guillem Cladera

Natzaret Foundation

Joana Miguelena

University of the Basque Country

João Pedro Gaspar

University of Coimbra and paje - Support Platform to Former Foster Care Youth

Jordi Longás Mayayo

University of Ramon Llull, Barcelona

Jorge Fernández del Valle

University of Oviedo

Juan Carlos Martín Quintana

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Laura García Alba

University of Oviedo

Laura Santos

University of Coimbra

Lidia González Moreno

Itaca Educational Association, Catalonia

Mª Auxiliadora López Fonseca

ASECAL - Castilla y León

Mafalda Sampaio Malheiro Da Silva

San José de Braga Office

Marcos Madrigal

Identidad para Ellos y Ellas - Asturias

María Carme Montserrat Boado

University of Girona

María Escribano

Sustainability/CSR internal communication and culture manager at Alsea - Alsea Group

Núria Diéguez

IGAXES - Galicia

Paula Mesquita

Social Security Institute of Madeira, State Institute of the Autonomous Region of Madeira

Paulo Delgado

Education Higher School of Porto’s Polytechnic Institute

Ricardo Barroso

University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro

Robbie Gilligan

Trinity College Dublín

Santa Lázaro Fernández

Comillas Pontifical University

Sebastià Cladera Guardiola

Amés Foundation, Balearic Islans

Séraphin Alava

Militants Des Savoirs, Francia

Silvia Diana Jens

Cooperativa Redes - Madrid

Unai Zabala

Agintzari - Basque Country

Victor Martín Solbes

University of Málaga