The 14th IAEC Congress will take place in Rosario on 2, 3 and 4 of June 2016
The City of Rosario is getting ready to host the 14th International Congress of Educating Cities on 2, 3 and 4 of June 2016, under the theme “The territories of coexistence in cities”.
We would like to invite Mayors, Deputy Mayors, Directors, local public officers, representatives of civil society organisations and educational institutions around the world to reflect on the educating value of public policies.
The city is a complex space that harbours both spontaneous and planned or structured relationships. These relationships may be fluent or fragmented, and express the different dynamics that are the foundations of common and shared codes and display the coexistence of different, diverse and unequal identities.
These characteristics have led to the development of a global regard of what happens in cities and, consequently, to the imposition of a model on a person’s day-to-day life, their life trajectories, traditions and conception of the world.
Thus, the complexity and diversity reached by society often hides the identities and expressions of each city, structuring territories towards their deeper parts which do not manage to hold a dialogue among them.
Therefore, the challenge is to give significance to that heterogeneity that coexists in the city, by fostering the creation of spaces for dialogue and encounters, promoting employment, education, cultural and personal development opportunities as well as any other chance that drives the city into a more democratic space based on coexistence, diversity and equality.