The Canary Islands receive The First International Forum for social exclusion of young people

Foro Internacional para la Inclusión Social de los Menores

The “Alfredo Kraus” auditorium of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will receive the First International Forum for Social Inclusion of young people in which, have taken part the Children’s Authority Act and the Family of Canary Government, and The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Presentación #UP2YOU

The Forum will take place on November 20th, 2th and 22th, coinciding with the celebration of  “The International Children’s Day”. It will count with the presence of national and international outstanding figures in the child care area. Judges, prosecutors, jurists, psychologists and educators will deeply analyze the most effective work lines in the minor area, and among them, the possible actions that make possible the social rehabilitation of young people with behavioral problems. Moreover, the experts will deal with some of the mechanisms and prevention plans for families and the young people themselves.

This initiative has been created by the Magistrate of the Juvenile Court Number 1 of Las Palmas, Reyes Martel Rodríguez, in collaboration with the General Director of Infancy Protection and Family of the Canary Government, Mauricio Roque González, and the Committee Member for the social inclusion and the Eradicate of Poverty, Nestor Hernández López. The main purpose is to generate a meeting point and discussion about the social agents related to the world of young people, and deal with new typologies of offenses that are currently taking place between the teenagers, as a consequence of a value crisis and the drug abuse, as well as, the very rapid advance in information technologies and its misuse.

University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)

Some aspects as the “Restorative Justice”, domestic and gender violence by hand of young people, the age of legal responsibility, or the Child protection against media, are going to be the lectures in this international meeting. It will take part the Juvenile Magistrate Judge of Barcelona, David García Esteban, the Child Prosecutor Protection of Canary, Monserrat García Díez, or the Judge of the Control of Judiciary of Mexico, Faustino Carrillo Ahumada and the Judge of Family Court of Chile, Sergio Troncoso Espinoza.

The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria will be one of the main instigators of the forum, due to the professor of criminal law, Fernando Navarro Cardoso is going to be in charge of the academic control. The students of some university degrees and masters related to the area of juvenile, will have the opportunity to participate in this forum, which purpose is to contribute a critic version of future professionals and promote new ideas and precaution and intervention tools for young people.

“This forum has as a the purpose to direct elements of assistance and social and educational support for the young people of the Archipelago with behavioral problems, or in risk of social exclusion”

Presentación #UP2YOU

This first forum is the starting point of a new pilot project that it sets in motion in an autonomous and independent way under the motto of “#Up2U: Depende de tí”. It is led by the Magistrate of Juvenile Court of Las Palmas, Reyes Martel, with the purpose of directing elements of assistance and social and educational support for the young people of the Archipelago with behavioral problems or in risk of social exclusion, in order to make them integrate in a productive way in the society.

“#UP2U project” aspires to be the main thrust that organizes a collaborative network between the Government, academic and sport institutions, foundations and the judiciary itself for creating effective help tools and intervention plans aimed at young people in social exclusion and their family environment. It is a combined project that involve companies and canary foundations in value education for minors through sport, as well as, an all-round program of workshops and educational scholarships with vocation for employability, and the development of educational and social workshops.

Simultaneously to the forum celebration, after its inauguration act, it will start some sport activities organized by the project #UP2U for young people in the beach of “Las Canteras”, next to the auditorium.