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ATRAC: 鈥楶rojectes de Reflexi贸鈥 by TransMedia Catalonia wins the call of Fundaci贸 la Caixa

ATRAC - Projectes de Reflexi贸 de TransMedia Catalonia

A call to fund proposals is held every year by Fundaci贸 la Caixa with the aim of fostering dialogue and reflection on the subject of human development and sustainability. The TransMedia Catalonia research group at Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona won the proposal named 鈥楢TRAC鈥 based on their H2020 EU funded projects TRACTION and SO-CLOSE. The ATRAC proposal seeks to foster debate between different agents working for the reception of migrants in order to find a shared challenge and evaluate the impact of new technologies on designing and testing new models of interaction. To this end, international experts, people involved in university projects, public administrations, young migrants, entities and companies, NGOs and citizens will participate.

The events began online on October 1st with 2 roundtables. The aim of these roundtables was to identify a common challenge in the process of welcoming migrants into society. The first roundtable was held with representatives from public administrations and members of the city council who shared their experiences with hosting migrants, mainly asylum seekers. The main challenges identified were how to encourage labour inclusion in small municipalities. Learning the new language was a key aspect for improving migrant integration, but participants shared some lessons learnt by the public administration: an intercultural framework should be approached when designing policies. Also, NGOs working with migrants should promote small municipalities as an option as a place to live.

Activity 1 – Roundtable: Public Administrations

The second roundtable hosted members of H2020 European projects TRACTION and SO-CLOSE, which were awarded in the same call for funding. At the heart of both of these projects are many aligning themes, specifically regarding the shared goals of promoting equality in Europe and seeking social inclusivity for groups at risk of exclusion. The common challenge identified in this activity was finding a balance between intention and cultural sensitivity, and the potential for harm that can be caused through the implementation of technology. Members of the roundtable agreed that a possible solution to this challenge would be to create a resilient technological tool based on user-needs, which can later depart from those needs for future application.

Activity 2 – Roundtable: European Projects

The third ATRAC activity took place online on November 19th 2020 in the form of a debate between local entities and migrant youths. From the discussion between migrant youths and local NGOs two main shared challenges were agreed. The first has a relationship with providing a voice to migrants when designing policies or programs and consider their current situation as a particular moment in their migration process. The second challenge highlighted the importance of networking at local level and policymaking taking into account local knowledge. Lack of visibility of small local projects was also highlighted.

Activity 3 – Debate: Local Entities and Young Migrants

In May 2021, ATRAC will host 2 workshops in parallel to one another in the Sala d鈥檃ctes of Palau Macaya in Barcelona, Spain. They will aim to provide the initial requirements needed to implement a digital content management platform to be used for co-creating with the communities. The first workshop will be a technical activity in the form of a 鈥楬ackathon鈥 with neighbouring migrant youths, civil society, NGOs, public administrations, companies and researchers. The second will further expand on the projects created in workshop 1 by offering audiovisual strategies for using new technologies with a co-creation methodology. With the aim of attracting and consolidating the young people鈥檚 commitment; it will respond to the challenges identified in the previous activities and will seek to explore new audiovisual formats which may be suitable for replication on a different scale in other proposals. One solution from these workshops will be selected as the winner and will be followed up by three mentoring sessions which will take place between activities 4 and 5.

The final ATRAC activity will play host to an international debate in June 2021, open to all identified entities: NGOs, public administration, private entities, schools and others. This event will serve to present and share the solution that best solves the challenges and opportunities identified during activities 1, 2 and 3, along with the winning solution from activity 4 which will be presented in a pitch format, encouraging comments from the speakers and the presentation of a reward. A debate will be held which will present the results of ATRAC, the challenges faced, the results achieved and the fit of the platform created in different contexts for the projects. A discussion will be opened between the planned speakers, a number of key international experts from the arts, social sector, public administrations and cutting-edge technology institutes.

All of these activities were originally due to be held face-to-face at Palau Macaya in Barcelona, Spain. Due to restrictions brought about by COVID-19, some of these events took place online. For more information and updates please contact JosepOriol.Lopez.Plana@uab.cat or

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Taula rodona 25 anys. La connexi贸 amb 脌sia Oriental: estudis, recerca i institucions

FTI (C) Marcelo AurelioEl dimecres 21 de mar莽 a les 13h a l’aula 004 (Carles Riba) se celebrar脿 a la Facultat de Traducci贸 i d鈥橧nterpretaci贸 la tercera taula rodona per commemorar els 25 anys de la FTI.

En aquesta ocasi贸, la protagonista ser脿 l’脌sia Oriental i el seu paper en el si de la FTI. La taula rodona, que dur脿 per t铆tol “La connexi贸 amb 脌sia Oriental: estudis, recerca i institucions”, comptar脿 amb l’assist猫ncia dels seg眉ents participants:

Joaquin Beltr谩n, Director del Departament de Traducci贸 i d鈥橧nterpretaci贸 i d鈥橢studis de l鈥櫭sia Oriental i investigador principal del Grup de Recerca InterAsia: Interculturalitat a l鈥櫭sia Oriental (UAB).
Rafael Bueno, Director del Departament de Pol铆tica, Societat i Educaci贸, Casa Asia.
Gemma Tasias, Cap de Gesti贸 de les Oficines Exteriors i Projectes Internacionals d’ACCI脫, Generalitat de Catalunya.
Miquel Mateu, Director Programa 脌sia-Pac铆fic, Relacions Internacionals, Ajuntament de Barcelona.
Minkang Zhou, Director del Centre d鈥橢studis i Recerca sobre 脌sia Oriental i del M谩ster Oficial UE-China Cultura y Economia (UAB).
Helena Casas, Coordinadora de la Fundaci贸 Institut Confuci de Barcelona a la UAB, directora del M脿ster Oficial Did脿ctica del Xin猫s per a Hispanoparlants i membre del Grup de Recerca TXICC: Traducci贸 del xin猫s al catal脿/castell脿 (UAB).

Moderar脿 la sessi贸 en Blai Guarn茅, Coordinador del Grau d鈥橢studis de l鈥櫭sia Oriental i investigador principal del Grup de Recerca GREGAL: Circulaci贸 Cultural Jap贸-Corea-Catalunya (UAB).

Data: 聽21 de mar莽 de 2018
Horari: 13h
Lloc: Aula 004 (Carles Riba), Facultat de Traducci贸 i d鈥橧nterpretaci贸.

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