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Round table talks

Séraphin Alava

Militants Des Savoirs, Francia

Currículum vitae

Member of the multidisciplinary team of the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Toulouse working in the field of radicalization and regulation. He is Professor of Educational Sciences at the University of Toulouse II.

He works in the Joint Research Unit on Education, Training, Work and Knowledge. He works on formal, non-formal and informal training systems and on the virtualization of training systems. Leader of numerous European projects that analyze the use and abuse of social networks. A European expert on the digital uses of young people. He is co-author of the French report Eu Kids online along with Professor Catherine Blaya. A UNESCO expert on young people’s violent uses and cyberdiscrimination. He leads the expert team of UNESCO’s global report on “radicalization and social media”. Professor Séraphin ALAVA addresses the issue of radicalization and exit from radical cycles through an educational approach aimed at reintegrating young people into civic life. He manages the PARYS network (Preventing and fighting Against Radical ideas and Youth violence in our Societies), which brings together more than 35 researchers in 16 countries in Europe, and the European office of the UNESCO Chair in Prevention of Radicalization.

Expert of UNESCO, OIF and EU on issues of education, discrimination and cybercrime. He is a sociologist of cyberspace and specialist in violent and criminal negative practices on social networks.

Thursday, 30 November at 11:00

“Good practices for the participation model”

Internet versus young people versus adults when it comes to dialogue. In her speech Séraphin Alava will stress the importance of training young people to be responsible and inclusive digital citizens. He has highlighted the challenges young people face when surfing the internet, including the risks of discrimination, prejudice and online violence. The Internet can be a powerful tool for empowering young people if used responsibly and ethically. Seraphin Alava will highlight the importance of creating a safe and inclusive online environment for young people, where they can express themselves freely, access information and actively participate in the digital society. It will underline the importance of collaboration among young people, adults and institutions to promote positive digital citizenship and train young people to become engaged and responsible actors in the digital world. The Internet is a space where young people can explore, learn and develop.

It is essential that young people do not feel left out or stigmatized by adults who may adopt a simplified and negative view of intergenerational relationships. It will encourage educators and adults to engage in an open dialogue with young people about their online experiences, listen to their views and recognise the value of their digital knowledge and competences.

It will emphasise the importance of a collaborative approach in which adults can share their experience and wisdom, while being open to learning and understanding young people’s new digital realities. The Internet is a space that should promote a culture of trust, mutual respect and understanding among generations, while encouraging positive and responsible digital practices.

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