10.00 to 10.30 Institutional presentation


10.30 to 12.00. ROUND TABLE. Advances and results of research and knowledge transfer on adolescence and youth in transition to adulthood / with social difficulties.

Carme Montserrat. University of Girona. Research Group on Children, Youth and the Liberi Community.

Igor Sánchez. Federation of Entities with Assisted Projects and Flats (FEPA). ISOS Foundation (Institute for Training and Research for Social Sustainability).

Jo Dixon. Department of Social Policy and Social Work. York University.


Ángel de Juanas. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).


12.30 a 14.00 FRAMEWORK SPEECH. Young people with social difficulties in the transition to adult life: The path towards full autonomy and social commitment.

Martín Goyette. Chaire de recherche du Canada sur l’Évaluation des actions publiques à l’égard des jeunes et des populations vulnérables (CREVAJ). École Nationale d'Administration Publique, Québec, Canada.


Miguel Melendro. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED).


15.30 to 17.00 ROUND TABLE. The training of professionals working with adolescents and young people with social difficulties.

Catherine Blaya. École supérieure du professorat et de l’éducation, Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS). International Observatory of Violence in School (IOVS).

Paulo Delgado. Politécnico do Porto. Escola Superior de Educação do Porto. Centro de Investigação e Inovação em Educação da ESEP.

Johana Tasende. Option 3 Cooperative Society. Social Support Programme for Young People (SIE).


Eduardo Martín. University of La Laguna.


17.30 to 19.00 PAPERS




10.30 to 12.00 ROUND TABLE. The autonomy process in young people: Resilience, empowerment and social welfare.

Cristobal Ruíz Román. University of Málaga. Education Theory and Social Education Research Group.

Mikel Castender. GazteOn SareLan Programme. Zabalduz, Social Initiative Cooperative.

Teresita Bernal Romero. University of Santo Tomás (Bogotá, Colombia). Research group in psychology, life cycle and rights.


Deibe Fernández-Simó. University of Vigo.


12.30 to 14.00 ROUND TABLE. Networking: the role of universities, professionals, entities and government.  

Verónica Müller. Universidade Estadual de Maringá. Brasil. Associação de Educadores Sociais de Maringá (Aesmar). Dynamo International – Street Workers Network

Jorge Fernández del Valle. University of Oviedo. Family and Childhood Research Group (GIFI).

Ikhlas Seddik. University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU). Promoter of the programme for Academic Success-Arrakasta.


Joana Miguelena. University of Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU).


15.30 to 17.00 PAPERS


17.30 to 19.00 DIALOGUE SPEECH. Building networks with young people leaving the care system through participation and co-responsibility.

Mariana Incarnato. Latin American Network of Young People Leaving the Care System. Doncel Civil Association (Argentina).

Sandra Leopold. University of the Republic. Uruguay. Space for Comprehensive Training in Childhood, Adolescence and Social Work. Subjects, policies and professional practice.


Paulí Dávila. University of the Basque Country / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU).


19.00 to 19.30 CLOSING CEREMONY