Are you passionate about public services and social change?

The training and impact programme is looking for 25 potential leaders, between the ages of 18 to 35, with a vocation for public service, to offer them a meaningful and personal experience that will enable them to understand the challenges society is facing, foster an attitude of encounter, and spark a motivation for genuine service towards their environment and people living in situations of exclusion and/or vulnerability. In short, to empower them to contribute to change and improvement of these realities through an innovative project.

This educational experience represents a comprehensive commitment to learning and the awakening of public vocation in the pursuit of answers to social challenges from a wide perspective. Through this programme, the young not only acquire practical knowledge of social challenges, but also develop the ability to come up with solutions based on an attractive socio-political design that enhances the passion for humanity and its destiny for common good.  

This programme merges:

  • Training
  • Spirituality
  • Practical Application (use)

Giving young people the opportunity to get closer to their environment, to investigate and understand the challenges that social reality poses from a constructive perspective.

Direct experience with social challenges provides a deeper and more meaningful understanding of the challenges facing society, fostering a compassionate connection and authentic motivation to contribute to change and improve these realities.

Raising awareness and impact on society is fundamental, promoting the generation of innovative solutions to address social problems and shifting the view towards invisible groups.

The programme also seeks to awaken the public and social vocation of the participants, generating a passion for the human aspect and an authentic commitment to the common good. The experience of meeting social leaders is proposed as a tool to inspire and motivate young people to contribute in a significant way to improving the conditions of those who suffer situations of exclusion or vulnerability.

  • UFV students receive 3 ECTS for their attendance.

Scholarships

Scholarships amounting to 100% in accordance with the terms and conditions to be established with the partner organizations.

The program’s goals

To identify and accompany 25 potential leaders with a calling for public service. Providing participants with an in-depth understanding of social issues.

To strengthen social, entrepreneurial and creative skills and have a positive impact on their environments and on the social perception of their realities.

To generate innovative solutions to transform some of the main social realities from Public Administrations, Third Sector entities and social entrepreneurship initiatives.

To expand the influence and reach of the 'Come and See' programme by fostering a positive narrative in society, in order to project its future replicability and greater impact and awareness in society.

Training activities

Lectures/testimonies from relevant personalities who will share their experience and perspective with the young participants.

We aim to create a space in which participants can gain an in-depth understanding of important social issues in an experiential and participatory way. Through lectures, we encourage an interactive dialogue based on questions and answers.

Our goal is to help these committed young people deepen their vision, recognizing in others those whom they are destined to serve through the experience of encountering other leaders with a vocation for public service.

Periodicity: Every Friday at 7:30 pm. 

Length of each lecture: 30 minutes of presentation + 30 minutes of Q&A.

Methodology: Every Friday, a social referent expert on the topic of the week will give a 30-minute speech. Afterwards, participants will have 30 minutes to ask questions and make comments on the presentation.

Dates:

  • Thursday 14th March.
    Monseñor Ginés, Bishop of the Diocese of Getafe
  • Thursday 21st March.
    Blanca Hernández, CEO TECHO, Founder of Magallanes Value Investors. President of the Ebro Foods Foundation.
  • Friday 5th April*(date to be confirmed).
    José María del Corral, World Director Scholas Ocurrentes.
  • Friday 12th April.
    Susana Réfega, Executive Director of Laudato Sí Movement.
  • Thursday 18th April.
    Nuria López de la Hoz, APSURIA Foundation.

From the 26th to the 31st of March, a pilgrimage to encounter people who are in the human and social situations that the final projects aim to address, in collaboration with the Bocatas Association – Passion for Humanity, with the aim of meeting those who have social needs.

Providing participants with knowledge and skills by approaching diverse social realities through real encounters with people from difficult social contexts. Confronting participants with their own personal vulnerabilities. 

The Bocatas Association invites individuals in vulnerable situations, coming from different contexts of vital emergency, such as former foster children, migrants from Africa and Latin America, drug addicts, gypsies, teenagers at risk of dropping out of school. The main objective of this approach is to promote the exchange of experiences.

Reflection and training sessions are held during which participants are encouraged to share their thoughts and reflections. This holistic approach seeks to enrich participants’ understanding by providing them with the opportunity to learn directly from the experiences of those facing various forms of social vulnerability.

Weekend of the 25th-28th of April.

The 2V program will propose the “Scholas Occurrentes” method to identify a social issue and seek a response among the participants through a real transformative experience.

The goal is to build tangible and effective solutions that can positively impact our environment.

Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the reality around them, to research and understand everyday problems from a constructive perspective in order to devise innovative solutions with the capacity to transform some of the main social realities from Public Administrations, Third Sector entities, and/or social entrepreneurship initiatives.

The delegate of the Madrid City Council’s Social Policies, Family and Equality Department, José Fernández, will be present. Selection of the best viable pilot project for a feasibility study in Madrid City Council.

Location: The workshop will take place at the Pipo Velasco Youth Innovation Center facilities of the Madrid City Council in Usera.

Methodology: We will encourage efficient communication, interdisciplinarity and critical reflection through methods using the languages of art, games and critical thinking. Furthermore, we will use the Scholas Ocurrentes transversal skills workshop method, promoting participation and collaboration among participants.

Video footage of the program to generate impact for awareness and collaboration strategies in public administration and the private sector. A documentary directed by Josep María Angles, screenwriter of the film Guadalupe.

ALLIANCES AND COLLABS

PROMOTION GALLERY

TEAM

Felipe Rojas Román

Director of the “Ven y Verás” programme

Mª Ángeles Muñoz Martínez

Executive Director of the School of Government and Leadership

Enrique Martínez Cantero

Project Director of the School of Government and Leadership
PROGRAMME CALENDAR

Start date:
March 15th 2024

End date:
April 28th 2024

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