June Newsletter

2017 06 21

Dear Nightingale friends


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First of all the BIGGEST thanks to the Barcelona team for arranging this very nice and interesting 7th Nightingale Conference,“Opportunities in mentoring: Education 360°.

I think partners agree that this conference gave us opportunities to learn, explore and get new insight. But also to network with others! The very quick evaluation also showed that all participants seemed to be very satisfied.

I also want to thank you,  all Nightingale partners, who participated in the network meeting, Wednesday the 14th.  I am very happy for the fruitful discussions we had and the feed-back you gave.

The Minutes  from this network meeting is uploaded on the website or here . Please read them!

The 7th Nightingale Conference the 15th of June 


Lola López (Responsible of Inmigration Department)






Miquel Àngel Essomba (Responsible of Education and University Department)



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Key note speakers the 15th of June was:

Begoña Román,
theme: Education beyond formal or regulated studies. Perspective of mentees


Antoni Giner, themeMentorship as a complement to the training of university students. Lifelong learning

One debate was held between different agents who promotes mentoring (universities, families, mentors and children)


Three workshops was also held : 

1. Mentoring app 

Workshop mentorapp

Power point presentation  of the Mentor app

2. Positive effects of mentoring: impact study by Spora Sinergies
Powerpoint presentation of the Evaluation 

3. The effects of mentoring through a sociological perspective. A study on Nightingale Malmöby Morgan Deumier, coordinator in Nightingale Malmö, Sweden
Power point presentation    and Morgans Bachelor thesis

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Conference day 2, the 16th of June, Experience and knowledge in developing mentoring programs for young people

Two workshop was held:

1.Our experiences as mentors in the Mentor Habilitats project Mentor Habilitats
by Conxi Pérez and Betty Navarro       Powerpoint presentation 

2.Projecte Referents  by Punt de Referència
Referent presentation


Next Nightingale Conference, the 8th

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The flag was submitted solemnly from Barcelona, Spain to Norway!

Interesting Research?
Do youth mentoring programs change the perspectives and improve the life opportunities of at risk youth  by Núria Rodríguez-Planas, Germany

The researcher found positive but modest effects, especially for females, the most disadvantaged or at-risk youths. The results however vary depending on the characteristic of the individuals involved and the quality of the relationships formed between mentors and mentees And the researcher means that studies and data collection need to focus on a broad spectrum of life outcomes (including non-cognitive skills) over a long period of time. Only with that kind of information, she says it will be possible to disentangle outcomes and answer the following questions: Do the short-term changes generated by mentoring programs persist, or do they fade over time? Do they translate into longer-term payoffs, as measured by different life achievements?

Summer greetings 

Carina och LivThank you for your believes, your passion and your deep devotion to mentoring – mentoring is our opportunities to create a better world – our way to stand up for the open society and our democratic values.
Mentoring is the best concrete example of integration – let people who otherwise would not met meet and learn, get knowledge and develop. It is  also the best opportunity for our society to build bridges instead of fences and walls.
I am so grateful for all the opportunities I have been given by meeting you all and cooperate with you.
Thank you!

I wish you a very nice summer!


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