The Director of the UOC Campus for Peace highlighted the importance of establishing links. “These offer the possibility for new collaboration between bodies and even the sharing of course curricula.” Likewise, Vinyamata encouraged those attending to share, openly and online, training materials and content on the future Virtual School of Cooperation – a catalogue of courses under a Creative Commons licence openly accessible to anyone that will start up in June this year. “The Campus for Peace offers humanitarian bodies this virtual content platform. The initiative has already been joined by the UNAM, the FAO and Amnesty International Catalonia, and we hope that many more will soon do so,” he added.
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The coordinators of each organisation presented their respective projects and looked back over the year. Andrea Compagno, a lecturer on the course on prevention of and protection against child sexual exploitation, talked about the characteristics of the course which looks at the different forms of child exploitation and how to prevent them. Silvia Penón, from the Catalan Social Volunteering Federation, highlighted her organisation’
Alongside the School of Cooperation team, the meeting was attended by the following bodies: the Catalan Social Volunteering Federation, the Spanish Red Cross, IPB, Amnesty International Catalonia and a representative from the course on Prevention of Child Sexual Exploitation (ESCI), Andrea Compagno. Other bodies have also been invited: Ecoserveis, Amnesty International Spain, Adane, the Catalan Cooperation Fund, the Themis.OMT Foundation, Moviment per la Pau, OAS, the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM), the CIES Foundation, Gaia Education and Natural Step.
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