Professor Emeritus John Bascom at the University of Wisconsin–Madison
Michael W. Apple is the John Bascom Professor Emeritus in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He is Doctorate Honoris Causa in eight universities around the world and has been awarded with different academic recognitions for his excellent career. His work has been highly influential in the area of Critical Pedagogy, in studies on ideology and curriculum, and on the development of democratic schools. He is the author, among others, of Education and power (1982), Cultural and economic reproduction in education: Essays on class, ideology and state (1982), Cultural politics and education (1996), and Official knowledge: Democratic Education in a conservative age (2000).
His research starts with some basic questions: Who owns the knowledge that is taught and who doesn’t? Who benefits from education and who doesn’t? What can we do to make schools more critical and democratic?
Doctor Honoris Causa by West University of Timişoara and professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona
Ramon Flecha is Doctor Honoris Causa by West University of Timişoara and professor of Sociology at the University of Barcelona. He has been Chair of the Expert Group of Evaluation Methodologies for the Interim and Ex – post Evaluation of Horizon 2020. The main conclusion of his first European Union Framework Programme of Research (FP5), WORKALÓ, The creation of new occupational patterns for cultural minorities: The gypsy case was unanimously approved by the European Parliament giving rise to several European and State Members’ policies. The second EU Framework Programme project he led, INCLUD-ED. Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion from education in Europe (FP6), was the only Social Sciences and Humanities research selected by the European Commission to appear within the list of the ten best successful scientific researches. He is currently the Principal Investigator of IMPACT-EV. Evaluating the impact and outcomes of European SSH Research (FP7), that deploys selection, monitoring and evaluation new criteria of the several scientific research impacts. His scientific work have been published in world’s first scientific level journals as Nature, Cambridge Journal of Education, Harvard Educational Review, Organization, Qualitative Inquiry, Current Sociology or Journal of Mixed Methods Research.
Associate professor at the University of Barcelona
Lídia Puigvert is associate professor at the University of Barcelona. She is member of CREA. Community of Research on Excellence for All where she develop her research in gender, gender violence, sociology of education and dialogic theories. She was also responsible of gender area of the project INCLUD-ED. Strategies for inclusion and social cohesion from education in Europe (2006-2011) funded by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission. She coordinated the gender area of the project IMPACT-EV. Evaluating the impact and outcomes of European SSH research (2014-2017), funded by the 7h Framework Programme of the European Commission. Her research is focused in preventive socialization of gender violence, she has published about it in Violence Against Women and in Journal of Social Work Practice. She also investigates about “the other women” contributing to the international feminism highlighting the book “Women and social transformation” published jointly with Judith Butler and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim. Lídia Puigvert participated in the first research in Spain about Gender Violence at Universities, the results has been included in the Spanish Law for the Effective Equality between Women and Men (2007), and generated the creation of the first protocol of prevention and action in front of the sexual assault of the spanish universities.
Director General of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture
Dr Mar Camacho, general manager of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture
Professor of Educational Technology at the Faculty of Education, Rovira i Virgili University (Catalonia).
Professor in degree and post-graduate programs, with a special emphasis on learning through the use of mobile devices and emerging technologies.
Co-author of the first monography about mobile learning in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, she led a nation-wide research about the use of tablets in school and their impact on learning. Her international collaborations in this field include institutions as UNESCO or the International Telecommunication Union (United Nations).
She has been keynote speaker in some international conferences and she is the author of more than 60 academic papers.
She was appointed as General Manager of Primary and Pre-Primary Education of the Catalan government in July 2018. Currently, she is General Manager of Innovation, Research and Digital Culture.
University Full Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona
Joan Guàrdia Olmos, University Full Professor at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona (Spain). He has been teaching since 1984 on topics related to research methodology in psychology. His research activity has led him to coordinate more than twenty doctoral theses, at his own university as well as at others. He has presented more than 250 communications at scientific conferences and meetings. He has also published more than 40 books and chapters, and more than 220 scientific articles. Of those, more than 180 have been published in indexed journals, including more than 160 in journals listed in the Journal Citation Reports.
Associate director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center
Josep Maria Martorell has a PhD in Computer Engineering from the Ramon Llull University (URL). He has developed his career in the field of academic and scientific management, both at the university and government levels, including five years as General Director of Research at the Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalan government). Since April 2016 he is associate director of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
Josep Maria has completed various business and management training programs at ESADE (VV-2004) and IESE (PDD-2009), and has long experience as a Business Angel and mentor in different technology start-ups created in Barcelona. He is a member of different advisory committees of European scientific institutions, such as the Barcelona Institute of Political Economy and Governance and the BarcelonaBeta Foundation for Alzheimer Research.
Director of "30 minuts" program in CCMA
Carles Solà Serra is the director of “30 minuts” program
Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Girona and member of the Board of the Catalan Sociological Association, a subsidiary of the Institut d'Estudis Catalans
Cristina Sánchez Miret, professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Girona and member of the Board of the Catalan Sociological Association, a subsidiary of the Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
Professor of History of Education at the University of Barcelona
Dr. Conrad Vilanou i Torrano, professor of History of Education in the Department of Theory and History of Education at the University of Barcelona, he has specialized in the analysis of concepts, discourses and pedagogical narratives.
He directs the magazine Temps d‘Educació and is the author of books and articles related to contemporary Pedagogical and Social Thought and the History of Physical Education and Sports.