Aleix Barrera has won the prize for Young Researchers of the Prevent Foundation in the International University and Inclusion Congference.
The inclusion in the Higher Education is a topic that has been concerned for years with the members of the EDO-UAB group, showing this the numerous projects and collaborations that it has developed in recent years in order to reflect and work to make universities become more inclusive organizations. In this regard, on November 8th, Dr. Aleix Barrera Corominas participated in the International Conference University and Inclusion, organized jointly by the Department of Business and Knowledge, the Vives Network of Universities and the City Council of Barcelona, presenting different contributions related to the activities carried out together with other members of the group during the last year.
The organizers of the Congress, with the collaboration of the Prevent Foundation, held a call for Prizes for Young Researchers whose objective is to promote the participation of young researchers and stimulate young talent in the field of research. It is within the framework of this call that Dr. Aleix Barrera Corominas was awarded by the Best Communication Prize, valued at 1,000 €, for the contribution he had entitled ‘ORACLE - Regional Observatory for the Quality of Equity in Higher Education in Latin America’, which was co-authored with Joaquín Gairín and Diego Castro, coordinators of the ORACLE project.
The second prize, valued at 500 €, was by Juan Carlos Pomaquero Yuquilema of the Higher Polytechnic School of Chimborazo - Ecuador with the communication "University social responsibility and disability. Methodology of a case focused on impacts - ESPOCH".
Fundació Privada Prevent is a non-profit, private and independent entity whose objective is to promote and contribute to the social and labour insertion of people with disabilities, and to promote the preventive culture of the company, through greater social awareness that guarantees safer work environments and more responsible companies. Likewise, it has a trajectory of more than 10 years in the granting of scholarships to university students with disabilities, and of 12 promoting the investigation in Prevention of Labour Risks.