Highlights

Social Polarisation, by Míriam Juan Torres

Interview

Social Polarisation, by Míriam Juan Torres


Míriam Juan Torres, researcher at the Othering & Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley and senior advisor at More in Common, tells us all about so-called 'social polarisation' and why it exists.

Cryptocurrencies and NFTs. The new digital gold

Activity

Cryptocurrencies and NFTs. The new digital gold


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CaixaForum Macaya

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 we will be analysing this question in depth.

Desertified Spain

Article

Desertified Spain


Science
Sergio Villamayor-Tomas, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB); Gerard Pocull, Francesco Facchini and Cara Maeztu, ICTA-UAB; Esteve Corbera Elizalde, ICTA-UAB, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA)

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.

A systematic review of the research on rural vulnerability

Article

A systematic review of the research on rural vulnerability


Social Inclusion
Sergio Villamayor-Tomas, Francesco Facchini, Daniel Gaitán, Gerard Pocull and Gerard Codina, Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals (ICTA-UAB); Esteve Corbera Elizalde, ICTA-UAB, Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA); Federica Ravera, Universitat de Girona (UdG)

This article presents a systematic review of the literature on rural vulnerability research in order to identify the different trends related to the sources of socio-environmental vulnerability in rural Spain.

Boredom, by Josefa Ros

Interview

Boredom, by Josefa Ros


Josefa Ros, philosopher and researcher at the Complutense University of Madrid, shares some important information about an experience that everyone has gone through: boredom.

Identity, by José Carlos Ruiz

Interview

Identity, by José Carlos Ruiz


José Carlos Ruiz, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Córdoba and science writer, offers his analysis of how we construct our identities in the digital age.

Last publications

The impact of gender-based violence on sons and daughters: the role of schools according to the pupils

Article

The impact of gender-based violence on sons and daughters: the role of schools according to the pupils


Social Inclusion
Carme Montserrat, Marta Garcia-Molsosa, Pere Soler, Anna Planas, Edgar Iglesias and Paula Boned, Liberi, Universitat de Girona

Some 93% of children have heard of gender violence. Their preferential source of information is the school setting but, if faced with a situation of gender-based violence, they are unsure whether it would be the place to find help.

The STEM field is failing to attract female talent

Article

The STEM field is failing to attract female talent


Science
Mireia Usart, Sònia Sánchez-Canut and Beatriz Lores, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

In Spain, only 16% of STEM professionals are women.  We analyse this gender gap.

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal

Dossier

Research and Innovation in Spain and Portugal


Science

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.

Conference series

Preventing violence against children

Activity

Preventing violence against children


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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. 

How to transform a broken migration model

Activity

How to transform a broken migration model


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How do we protect workers in the 21st century workers and guarantee their safe mobility? In this series of activities coordinated by the Social Observatory and the porCausa Foundation, we will hear the voices of experts who are proposing new migration models.

Education of the future. Challenges and proposals of today

Activity

Education of the future. Challenges and proposals of today


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How can we effectively reach a competency-based education? Quality, inclusion and educational equity are the goals pursued by the education of the future. 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.

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