Alaquàs organised the activity ‘Human Books’, where representatives from the world of arts (music, theatre, painting, sports) shared their background and learning experiences. Afterwards there was a guided tour through the city and the screening of a film on the evolution of education in the town.
Albacete celebrates the Day of the Educating Cities with the screening of the film “On the Way to School” and the public reading of the Manifesto.
Alcàsser organises the event “Alcàsser – Educating City”, where the Manifesto of Mayors
of the International Association of Educating Cities will be read.
In Alcázar de San Juan the Manifesto was read. The associations and organisations that contribute to the education of citizens were granted recognition. There was also a tribute to teachers recently retired.
Alcoi has organised two activities related to Education and Health, and based around the programme “Healthy Breakfast”. This project suggests the use of games and tales in the classroom as an effective tool to develop healthy eating habits in children.
Alenquer has planned the following activities to celebrate the International day of the Educating City:
- Exhibition on the non-formal education activities organised by the City Council.
- Guided night walk with stop at the most representative spots in the city
- Raising of the Educating Cities Flag
- The Manifesto will be shared via the social networks of the city to reiterate the commitment of the municipality with the Right to an Educating City.
Alfafar hosted the presentation of the projects RECREA, Educating City and an event to prevent and favour coexistence among equals. The day closed with the public reading of the Manifesto.
Almada has prepared a programme with the following activities: launch of the book “Jovens em Foco 2016/17”, exposition on Educating Cities, public reading of the Manifesto and the presentation of the campaign #yeseducatingcity.
The City Council of Alzira joined the International Day by organising several leisure activities, inviting citizens to learn more about being an Educating City. The radio programme with the participation of the Mayor and the Councillor of Education, where the Manifesto was read, and the activities and workshops for children “My lively city” stand out.
In the framework of the celebrations of the second edition of the International Day there were activities in the Network of School Libraries in nurseries and primary schools.
Andong held a commemorative event attended by the Mayor of the city, where the declaration was read. A literacy poem and arts exhibion also took place.
Argamasilla de Calatrava prepared a complete programme to promote environmental education, deeper knowledge of the cultural heritage, dialogue between generations, sustainable mobility, social participation and education for equality.
The city of Avilés will start the celebration of the International Day with the public reading of the Manifesto of Educating Cities. The programme includes guided tours and an event where local pupils will present their view on the definition of an educating city.
Badalona celebrates the International Day of the Educating City at the "Conservatori Professional de Música", with the lecture by J. Manuel del Pozo: “Badalona Educating City: Principles and Challenges”, and a concert by the students of the institution.
Barcelona plans a symposium on the “The Collective Right to Education”, with the aim of encouraging dialogue and reflection in organisations (city councils, schools and cultural and leisure institutions) and improve education in the city.
The symposium is organised in two days. The first day (29 November) will focus on the right to an educating city, divided in three parts: culture and participation, lifelong learning and the management of diversity. The second day will be devoted to the collective right to education.
Barcelona will celebrate the International Day with a wide range of activities such as guided tours, theatre plays, workshops of many different topics, with a focus on violence against women.
For more information please check the attached programmes.
Walk through the city with the participation of over 1.500 students from 42 schools. The event included musical and dance performances and the award of the certificates of the programme ‘Safe Schools’.
Bilbao joins the celebration of the International Day of the Educating City with the public reading of the Manifesto by the students that recently won the award ‘Beca a la Excelencia Doña Casilda Iturrizar, Viuda de Epalza’.
Binissalem has planned an Education Fair (30 November-3 December) to celebrate the International Day of the Educating City. The fair includes activities for children, guided tours, lectures and workshops, dance shows, concerts, round tables, sporting events, public reading of the Manifesto, etc. For more details please check the programme.
Bologna has organized many events about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Educating Cities for children and young adults. For more information, please check http://www.comune.bologna.it/cittaeducativa/percorsi/4328/93045/0/0 and http://www.comune.bologna.it/cittaeducativa/articoli/4480/93412/.
The celebration of the Day of the Educating Cities takes place on 30 November and the city of Braga, member of the Network of Educating Cities since 2000, will join this initiative with a public engagement with the principles of the Educating Cities - #ICommitBraga2017. The performance of the choir, the public reading of the Manifesto and the principles of the Educating City and the address of the Mayor and City Councillor make up the agenda.
Burgos has prepared a programme with a wide range of activities in the framework of the International Week of the Educating Cities, from 27 to 30 November. The activities focus on four areas: Burgos as a city of solidarity, innovation, learning and creation. For more information, please check the programme.
The International Day in Burjassot was celebrated with a number of activities, games for children, conferences and workshops, and the presentation of the ‘Catalogue Burjassot Educating City’. The official presentation of the pictograms that have been placed in public spaces to help citizens with communication problems or autism also took place.
On the occasion of the International Day, Cadiz has organised a seminar on the Right to an Educating City. The concept of Educating City will be presented and Julio Rogero (Member of the "Asamblea Ciudadana de Getafe" and the organisation "Escuela Abierta") will deliver a lecture on “The challenge of constructing and educating city”. The event will close with a discussion and the public reading of the Declaration.
Opening: Itinerant Exhibition of the Portuguese Network of Educating Cities’ in the Casa da Cultura.
Catarroja has planned several activities to celebrate the International Day of the Educating City.
The programme includes the public reading of the Manifesto by the Mayor, educational activities and a tribute to teachers recently retired. Students with the best grades will receive scholarships and/or public recognition.
A wall of desires and commitments with the educating city will be set in place in front of the City Council.
The city council of Ceuta celebrated the International Day of the Educating City with family visits to entities such as the Fire station, the ‘Museo de Regulares’ or the headquarters of Obimasa.
The City Council of Canovelles approved the Manifesto of the International Day of the Educating City at the 30 November plenary sitting.
Changwon created a commemorative plaque and held an essay contest, where students described the concept of educating city and the avenues that Changwon should explore in the future, such as the expansion of educational infrastructure and programs. The manifesto was also read.
On the occasion of the International Day of the Educating City in Chiclana, the Manifesto was read. More information available at: https://www.chiclana.es/actualidad/detalle-de-noticia/articulo/manifiesto-del-dia-internacional-de-la-ciudad-educadora-2017/
Celebration: “Cieza Educating City”. The event included the lecture of Carlos Hué, focussing on the importance of child participation and it also included shows (dance, poetry), the screening of a video on “Cieza Educating City” and the public reading of the Manifesto.
In this city several activities were organised in the week of 30 November: public reading of the Manifesto at the start of the plenary session, educational concerts on equality and a training event for families. Ciudad Real is also carrying out other projects on children participation and improvements in mobility.
On the occasion of the International Day, Ciutadella will read the Manifesto of Educating Cities. Inter-generational public readings are also foreseen. The fourth edition of the City Project Days will focus on the values of living together.
In the framework of the International Day of the Educating City 2017, the Mayor Héctor Insúa García read the Manifesto of the Mayors of the International Association of Educating Cities.
Collective applause to the children and youth band of the municipal music shool of Cosquín, for the programme “Pedagogical concerts”, which has taken place earlier this year (visits to all the primary schools of the city).
1st Meeting of Experiences (Unit for Continuing Education, City Council of Esquel). Public reading of the Manifesto by the Mayor. Screening of short films on what constitutes an educating city.
The City Council of Ferreries approved the Manifesto at the ordinary plenary sitting. Celebration of the International day with a rich programme (sports and leisure activities, crafts, games, etc) prepared together with civil organisations.
La ciudad de Funchal inicia la celebración del Día Internacional con un aplauso a los agentes educativos. A continuación tendrán lugar las actividades educativas Ser+.
In Gandia, there was a press conference to present the programme of the International Day. The Manifesto was read and the event included an interactive music show.
Event where the Manifesto was read and the engagements of other cities were made public. Games and activities for children were put in place, related to healthy diet, sports, recycling and good use of the social networks. There were also activities for municipal employees, to favour a healthy diet and a space dedicated to the prevention of violence against women.
Gijón plans a comprehensive programme of activities on 27-30 November to celebrate the International Day of the Educating City. Of note, the guided tours, workshops, prize-giving ceremony and conferences.
The city of Girona has organised several events in the framework of the 2nd Week of the Educating City. During the week, the celebration of the International Day of the Educating City will focus on the recognition of citizens for their contribution to the values of the educating city. Values such as solidarity, participation, living together, diversity, inter-generational relationships, dialogue, empathy, engagement, transformation or dignity, which are of particular relevance at this time. More information available on: www.girona.cat/ciutateducadora
Among the several activities planned in Gondomar, the public reading of the Educating Cities Manifesto and the exhibition of the works of the local students are of note. For more information: http://www.cm-gondomar.pt/frontoffice/pages/278?news_id=1809
Guadalajara offers many activities during the month of November, such as theatre workshops, plastic arts, music, environmental education, civic education and reading areas, among others. For more details please check the attached programme.
The Manifesto of Educating Cities will be read at all schools in town and there will be applause to the Fire Brigades to thank them for their action during last summer's fire campaign.
The city of Gunsan commemorated the International Day inviting citizens to recite the declaration and watch an IAEC-related video on the meaning of educating cities at the Lifelong Learning Center.
Horizonte has planned a number of activities for the week of the educating cities, 27 November-1 December. The programme includes courses, conferences and seminars, visits to educational facilities and the “Regional meeting of the Union of Municipal Education Managers”. For more information please refer to the pdf below.
La Vall d’Uixó has planned several activities aimed at the local pupils: urban theatre workshop, bike riding and the public reading of the Manifesto on 30 November morning. In the afternoon, traditional games and food tastings are foreseen.
In Lagoa (Açores) the International Day will be celebrated with cultural visits, patchwork workshops, a prize-giving cerimony for the best students, guided tours and expositions. Public reading of the Delcaration of Educating Cities.
The city of León has prepared an agenda with activities targeted to several local agents and actors of the educative community, universities, business owners, youth, women, etc. Of note, the conferences on “Citizen Education” and “School as a learning together tool”. Please check the programme for more information.
Lleida has scheduled a wide range of activities on 17-30 November to celebrate the International Day of the Educating City. The talk between children and the Mayor, workshops and parties for children, photographic exhibitions, plenary sessions, and the public reading of the Manifesto stand out. Please check the programme for more information.
The city of Loulé will applause the Fire Brigades on the International Day of the Educating City. The Educating Cities flag will be raised at the buildings of the local government. In addition, citizens will be able to write gratitude messages to whom they wish on walls that will be available from 23 to 30 November.
L'Hospitalet de Llobregat has set up meetings with the parents' associations of the city to disseminate the Manifesto and share the families’ engagements and those of the educating city.
Málaga offers separate activity programmes for children and adults.
A wide range of activities for children are planned: public reading of the Manifesto, workshop of musical instruments, creating a map on the floor, science shows, the building of large architectural compositions with cardboard boxes and a closing party.
Citizens will be able to learn more about educating cities and contribute with their feedback on how to improve the city.
Manzanares organises a guided visit to the historical center of the city for 6th year pupils of the local schools. Students will learn more about the medieval origins of the town. This event encourages the use of the city as an educational resource.
In addition, the project “Manzanares step by step” will be presented.
The celebration of the International Day of the Educating City is of particular relevance in Matosinhos. The 2017 edition has focused on the importance of equity, social inclusion and equal opportunities, basic conditions needed for the development of active, flexible and autonomous citizens. For more information please check the programme.
The city of Medellin has planned an activity where citizens will write down their engagement with the construction of the Educating City on a wall poster. There will be photographic record of the event.
Molina de Segura celebrated the International Day of the Educating City with a healthy breakfast at a local school and an event including the award of the prize 'School Road Safe and Healthy' and the public reading of the Manifesto by the Mayor Esther Clavero Mira.
On 30 November, the project ‘children and youth’ from the Parity Parliament highlighted the importance of the International Day of the Educating City. The objective of the Parliament is to promote the use of public spaces that guarantee the right to the active participation of the youth. During the event a motion in support of the gender equality was approved. There were also workshops to raise awareness on the Charter of Educating Cities at the local schools.
Montijo has prepared a complete programme on the occasion of the International Day: guided tours, sporting events, expositions, awareness sessions and seminars stand out. Please check the programme for more information https://issuu.com/cmmontijo/docs/cidade_educadora_programa.
Móstoles celebrated the International Day of the Educating City with an event where a street plaque reading “Forbidden to Play” is replaced by a plaque with the message “Play with Respect”. The day closed with the distribution of institutional gifts to pupils, teachers and the Director of the school Andrés Torrejón by the Mayor and the Councillor of Education.
In the framework of the celebration of the International Day, Mutxamel provided a number of intergenerational workshops on topics such as alphabetisation or cooking. The city also organised activities so that school children think about the definition of an educating city. Please check the programme for more information.
The programme of activities in Ontiyent (23-30 November) includes workshops, storytelling, guided tours, seminars and talks, etc.
The city council approved the Manifesto at the ordinary plenary sitting.
Please check the programme for more information and http://ciutateducadora.ajuntament-ontinyent.es/
The city of Porto has planned a wide range of activities for children (music, dance, sculpture, sports, etc), as well as activities to promote reading and to present cultural heritage, among others.
The International Day in Ordizia included the recognition to the group Ordiziarrock Ordiziako Trobadore Alaiak for its commitment to social inclusion, the reading of the Manifesto and musical performances.
The Major of Orihuela will read the Manifesto of Mayors of the International Association of Educating Cities. A video showing the main projects of Orihuela as educating city will be broadcasted.
Paju celebrated the International Day in an event that raised awareness on the IAEC and where the best practice "The Book Train" was presented.
Palafrugell launches a participatory process in order to define the citizens’ priorities in the construction of a more educating city (wishes tree)
In the framework of the International Day of the Educating City, Paredes paid tribute to leading figures in the field of non-formal education that work on a regular basis for the city.
The celebration of the International Day included the award of the prize ‘Poné tu proyecto en acción’, a collective applause and the recognition of the organisation ‘Taller Protegido’, which promotes the social inclusion, and the reading of the Manifesto.
Playa del Carmen plans an exhibit on the programmes associated to the IAEC:
- Children’s Symphony Orchestra
- Comprehensive recycling program
- Promotion of sports among children aged 13-16
- Programme “United and in Movement”
- Protection and Conservation of Sea Turtles
- Civic justice programme
The presentation of Playa del Carmen as educating city is also foreseen. For more information please check the programme below.
On the occasion of the International Day, Pontevedra gave recognition to the role of teachers in an event with the participation of teachers, retired teachers and primary schoolchildren. The event included applause to teaching staff for their work and the reading of the Manifesto.
Póvoa de Lanhoso offers a wide range of activities on 27-30 November: exhibits, musical performances, seminars, public reading of the Manifesto and the recognition to the institutions that contribute to the making of more educating cities, among others. You can check the programme below for more information.
The city of Rennes celebrates the International Day of the Educating City on 30 November with a wide range of events and projects. For example, there will be an inter-generational meeting with children of a leisure club and a retirement home; and a workshop with children attending preschool and students of sign language, etc. All activities will be published in metropole.rennes.fr.
Río Cuarto organised several activities during the month of November, such as the III Meeting of Educating Cities in Argentina, where the Argentinian Network of Educating Cities – RACE - was established. The meeting included a conference by Architect Andrés Borthagaray on inclusive urbanism and the presentation of educating experiences in several Argentinian cities related to the main work areas of the Congress of the Association. The fourth edition of the Student Parliament, with the participation of high school students, also took place.
Ripoll organised several activities: reading of stories, educative walks, inter-generational work-shops and expositions. Citizens had the opportunity to give feedback on the areas to improve and areas that work well in the city.
The celebration of the International Day in Rosario will have a night picnic. The work of the organisations that contribute to the construction of the Educating City will be recognised. The programme also includes activities such as fairs and health workshops, public readings and guided visits. More information at the attached programme.
Sagunto as one Educating City joined in the celebration of the International day with an open day at the music conservatory and several musical performances.
The city of Saint Etienne du Rouvray launches several initiatives such as urban dance workshops, the interactive exhibition “Being human – living together” or street performances.
San Bartolomé de TIrajana joins the celebration of the International Day reiterating its commitment to constitute an Educating City with the dissemination of the Manifesto via the social media.
The celebration of the International Day of the Educating City in San Francisco took place at the Botanical Garden and the Superdomo. The various educative actions carried out by the formal, non-formal and informal educating institutions of the city were presented at the event.
In San Justo, the members of the ‘Programa Municipal Acompañar’ (composed by the municipal education system, and projects related to neighbourhood associations, scholarships, nutrition education, prevention programs for addiction, entrepreneurs' clubs, etc) received recognition for their work.
The International Day in Sant Boi will start with the public reading of the Manifesto by the Mayor of the city. Inspiring experiences on the relationship school-families will be presented. The event will conclude with the lecture of Jordi Collet, professor of Sociology at the University of Vic and the final remarks by the Deputy-Mayor in charge of the Educating City in the town. For more information: http://www.sbciutateducadora.cat/2017/11/22/acte-de-celebracio-del-dia-internacional-de-la-ciutat-educadora/
Sant Just Desvern plans an an activity on how to live together, targeted to pupils aged 11-12. Workshops and games for children are scheduled in the afternoon. The day will end with the reading of the Manifesto at the City Council
Santa Coloma de Gramenet celebrated the International Day with a meeting on the Right to the Educating City, a workshop on the role of the city in education and a musical performance.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife restates its commitment with fair play in the competitions taking place in the city. To achieve this goal, students from 5 high schools of the capital (one per district) prepared a manifesto of joint responsibility involving athletes, teachers, instructors, trainers, parents and viewers. This manifesto was made public on the occasion of the celebration of the II International Day of the Educating City.
Tribute to fire fighters - applause of solidarity
Santarém joins the celebration of the International Day with a programme for children such as the drafting of a document using one of the principles of the Educating Cities in the city or the project “Today I am a Mayor”, with the aim of bringing together city counsellors and local students. Check the programme for more information.
Reading of the Manifesto of Mayors of the International Association of Educating Cities.
To reaffirm its commitment with the principles of the Educating Cities, the city of Sao Bernardo celebrates the International Day with a number of activities that draw attention to the work car-ried out by the 482 cities from 36 countries members of the International Association of Educating Cities (IAEC). The Charter of Educating Cities, which guides the actions implemented and the public policies, and encourages the exchanges of proposals between cities members of the IAEC will also be disseminated.
In the occasion of the International Day, São Carlos organises and activitiy at the local library on 30 November and the recording of the applause to the Educating City.
On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of the Educating City, the City Council of Segovia has awarded seven recognitions ‘Segovia Educating City 2017’ to organisations and individuals. The objective of the recognitions is to raise awareness on the importance of education in the city and to make visible the work carried out in the areas of formal and non-formal education.
Raising of the Educating Cities Flag and collective applause with the participation of students, teachers, councillors and citizens. Students of several schools presented the projects related to the principles of the educating city that have been implemented at their institutions.
Setúbal will start the celebration of the International Day with the public reading of the Manifesto by the Mayor. The Educating Cities flag will be raised and there will be a collective applause to the schools in the city to thank them for their contribution to the creation of an educating city. A promotion campaign on the network of educating cities and the principles stated in the Charter of educating Cities will be launched. More information in the programme.
Sevilla has prepared a number of activities to celebrate the International Day of the Educating City. Of note, the guided tours to the City Council, offered to general public.
Walk organised for school children and seniors. Distribution of leaflets regarding the educative system in the city.
In the framework of the International Day of the Educating Cities, the town of Sobral de Monte Agraço reinforces its engagement in considering the city as an educating place, where all agents can be educative, and with a key role in the development of individuals in and outside the school, in cooperation with the entities of the city. In this context, the municipality reiterates its commitment through the Manifesto of Mayors of the International Association of Educating Cities.
In the framework of the celebration of the International Day, the city of Sunchales held a recreational day aimed at fourth grade students from the local schools. The initiative entitled “Grand-mothers in EducAction” had the objective of creating a space where grandparents could share their wisdom with the children of the city.
Tarazona joined the International Day with the support of all political groups to the Manifesto in the ordinary plenary sitting of 29 November.
The Manifesto of the International Day was read in seven local schools by a member of the educational community (teachers, students and/or families). Exhibitions, games and a concert completed the day.
The city of Tomelloso will develop a live radio programme, from the City Theatre, with the participation of students from local schools aged 16-17.
The radio show will feature interviews to relevant members of the City Council with the aim of broadcasting the educating role of social agents and civil society.
Torres Vedras has prepared several activities to celebrate the International Day of the Educating City, please check the programme for more information and http://www.cm-tvedras.pt/agenda/detalhes/78039/
In this town, the Manifesto was read by councillors from all political groups that compose the City Council. The celebration of the International Day included the recognition of three local educative institutions: School ‘Arzobispo Morcillo’, Adult Education Center ‘Hermanos Correa’ and the Municipal Workshops for seniors.
The programme of activities in Valencia covers a wide range of events in the week of 27 November-3 December: open days, expositions, workshops and conferences, etc. In the framework of the celebration, Valencia will present several good practices related to education and food sovereignty. For more information please check the programme and http://educacio-valencia.es/valencia-ciudad-educadora/ and http://universitatpopular.com/altres/la-up-participa-activament-la-setmana-la-ciutat-educadora/
The city of Vila Franca de Xira will celebrate the International Day of the Educating City with the academic merit awards and more activities organised by the local educational services and other entities.
The programme includes activities to raise awareness on diversity, promotion of reading and book presentations, guided tours, poetry reading and sporting events.
Public reading of the Manifesto of Educating Cities, collective applause and the raising of the Educating Cities Flag. There will be a performance by the Senior Tuna and the celebration will conclude with a night of poetry and stories.
The city of Vila Real celebrates the International Day of the Educating Cities raising the flag of the Educational Cities; and with the public reading of the Manifesto and a collective applause to draw attention to the issues surrounding social inclusion, among others.
Vila-Real will launch several initiatives to celebrate the International Day of the Educating City: presentation of a knowledge exchange center, poetry reading and other musical performances. The Manifesto will also be read.
Villena celebrated the International Day of the Educating City with a meeting with neighbourhood associations and other groups related to education. The event included a talk by actor and Professor Fernando Ripoll on educating with art and from an emotional perspective.
The city of Vitória offers a wide range of activities to celebrate the International Day of th Educating City throughout the month. Workshops, exhibits, theatre plays and discussion panels over a number of topics, such as violence against women or LGTB are of note.
The City Council of Vitoria celebrated the International Day of the Educating City with the reading of the Manifesto by all political groups, which will be approved at the December ordinary plenary sitting. For more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3M0lVEdvKY&feature=youtu.be
The celebration of the International Day of the Educating City in Zaragoza includes the public reading of the Manifesto, musical performances, a city council session for children and dialogues on the Educating City, with a focus on the potential of the city as a learning tool for everyone at all life stages, among other events. Please check the programme for more information.
Raising of the Educating Cities Flag. Public reading of the Manifesto. Collective applause in recognition of the Volunteer Fire Brigade from Valongo and Ermesinde.