Call to support research projects on childhood and vulnerability
From 15 March to 5 April, The Social Observatory is opening a call to support research projects in social sciences that use data from quantitative surveys on factors of vulnerability in childhood in Spain.
Uses, skills and attitude in digital technology fields. Does a gender gap exist?
Boys consider that they are more skilled than girls in digital technology and communication fields, whereas girls feel better prepared in ethical and security-related aspects.
Gender inequality in paid and unpaid work after the pandemic
Following the pandemic, 30% of men and 33% of women with children who are minors have been working from home at least one day a week. According to this study, this could favour greater equality in relation to family responsibilities.
Fragility, by Joan-Carles Mèlich
Joan-Carles Mèlich, professor of Philosophy of Education at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a leading thinker and essayist, explains why it’s necessary to take back fragility and vulnerability as pillars for a committed and fully human life.
Education of the future. Challenges and proposals of today
How can we effectively reach a competency-based education? This series of seminars on education, co-organised by the Social Observatory and the UPC’s Institute of Educational Sciences, focuses on pupils, teachers, curriculums and schools in order to provide significant responses.
Preventing discrimination and social exclusion in Spain
In Spain, not all immigrant groups are perceived equally. According to this study, 35.9% of native Spaniards stated that they have positive contacts with Moroccans, while the figure increased to 59.8% in relation to people of Latin American origin.
The role of schools in detecting gender violence
Sixty-eight per cent of minors who are exposed to gender violence in the home say nothing in the academic setting and teaching staff only perceive it if evident signs of violence exist. How can an effective model for the prevention of sexist violence be drawn up for primary and secondary schools?
Some 17.5% of rural territory is exposed simultaneously to high rates of depopulation and of aridity. This study analyses how some factors for mitigating depopulation can have undesired effects, of both a social and an environmental nature.
Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal
What are the factors that define a country’s research and innovation system? The eleventh Dossier from the Social Observatory of the ”la Caixa” Foundation analyses the case of Spain and Portugal in international comparison.
Well-being and mental health in a digitalised society
Technological changes also have repercussions on mental health, above all among the new generations of digital natives. We will be analysing the challenges and opportunities of some phenomena such as screen addiction, the impact of social media on self-image, or risks of the metaverse, at this series of seminars co-organised with the FAD Juventud (Youth) Foundation.
Preventing violence against children
One of the biggest obstacles in the fight to prevent violence exercised against boys, girls and teenagers is that it is an invisibilized practice. For this reason, this series of sessions coordinated with the Save the Children Foundation aims to raise the visibility of this reality and share initiatives relating to best practices for reducing such violence.
Cryptocurrencies and NFTs. The new digital gold
There is a lot of talk about cryptocurrencies and NFTs, but do we really know what they are and what they mean for society in the future? In this series of seminars on industrial and technological challenges, co-organised with the Social Observatory and with scientific management by Carmen Domingo, we will be analysing this question in depth.