The project “Cultural Mediation and Social Affairs” is a research group that aims to generate practical and multidisciplinary knowledge (ethical, legal, communicative, educational). We organize “expert meetings” to analyze complex problems linked to cultural and legislative changes. Finally, we prepare our own publications and work on the dissemination of relevant context materials.
Interdisciplinary study of complex issues
Analysis and dissemination of good practices
Preparation of reports and recommendations
Challenges in a new cultural context
Many forums have described our time as a “change of time”, characterized by the technological revolution and the acceleration of social and legislative transformations. This multicultural and dynamic environment is manifested in the coexistence – not always peaceful – of different ethical paradigms and in a growing legitimacy of various identity groups to challenge the institutional and normative structures.
This new cultural and regulatory context presents the challenge of forming areas of coexistence capable of harmonizing individual differences.It challenges organizations and projects inspired by religious principles (universities, schools, NGOs, hospitals) that must discern how to respond positively to new demands in a manner consistent with their identity and mission.
Expert Meeting 2019: Labor Relations In Institutions With A Christian Ethos
This experts meeting was part of the Cultural Mediation and Social Affairs Project put forward by Intermedia Social Innovation, in order to help social and educational institutions inspired by religious values respond positively and responsibly to the demands and opportunities brought about by legal and cultural change.
Expert Meeting 2022: Teaching Controversial Topics
We live in multicultural contexts in which debates about values proliferate, sometimes configured in polarized positions that make dialogue and serene discussion very difficult. This reality has generated an argument about the rules of the conversation about values, especially when it activates emotional involvement. If this is a challenge for society in general, in educational environments it is urgent to consolidate good practices to guide a kind of exchange in the classroom that, at the same time, can offer deep sensible reasons about the topic and facilitate the positive participation of all.