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Diego Jesús Heredia Sánchez

Association Engloba, Andalusia

Currículum vitae

Degree in psychology at the University of Granada.

MBA in Management and Planning of Residences, MBA in Management of Social Resources, MASTER’S DEGREE of Clinical Psychology, MASTER’S DEGREE of Legal Psychology.

He has worked for three years as an educator and a psychologist in juvenile deterntion centres. For fifteen years he has worked in the management of a Basic Residential Centre, he also coordinates the different programs of ENGLOBA Association at a technical level, and manages the administration of programs, such as residential care programs, care for ex-wards, guidance and employment programs, immediate reception mechanisms, study and detection centres, training action programs, care programs for mothers at risk of exclusion, care programs for victims of trafficking, workshop schools, trade centres, and other social programmes.

Thursday, 30 November at 18:30

“Good practices in transition programs to adult life”


In Andalusia, the Association Engloba handles 333 residential care vacancies for minors in foster care or administrative guardianship via different programs (Immediate Care Center, Social and Labour Integration, Basic Residential Center, Day Center, Centers for Guidance and Social and Labour Integration). Out of the aforementioned vacancies, 206 belong to specific programs aimed at migrant minors who lack a social and family support network since they are alone in the host country. In turn, this entity manages 68 vacancies for young former wards, within the framework of a high-intensity program. Note that more than half of these vacancies are intended for young migrants. This population profile, mostly migrants, has different needs from other minors who are cared for in the protection system. The situation arising from these minors’ lack of protection is generated by their own condition as unaccompanied minors, with a well-defined migratory process towards a final objective: job search.

The focus on the work with these minors is to provide the person with all those tools and skills necessary to guarantee their entry into the labor market as a key pillar for their process of emancipation and transition to adult life, which is why, taking their specificities as human beings into account, it is the minor who, together with professionals, establishes the method of work, emphasizing the practical training and guidance, as well as the creation of a labour network that contributes to working on the integration with the minor from his entry into the protection system. This line of work is not only established internally, since external work is essential for the creation of a network of training and business resources that enables the integration into the labor market through job offers and / or placements for each young person, as well as strengthening and expanding the social support networks that are informally provided by the employability of young people.

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