The focus of the research the InterAgency Institute develops is based on the social impact public-private and public-public engagements may have. That is why the Institute is part of the Applied Sciences Academy as a training platform that brings together training and results-based planning.
Social impact is understood here as ways to enhance cooperation in various levels, fundamentally for the enhancement of the culture of conflicts resolution in basic and secondary educational institutions. So, working in the benefit of social integration of immigrants, at one side, or promoting simulations to build inside schools the culture of peace, are under our objectives.
After offering to public schools simulations on democratic values and the culture of peace with FAPERJ funding, we began to work on career development and professional acknowledgement within the secondary school youth. Also, we did social work with African migrants to promote integration and information accessibility.
e.g. career development and information accessibility in public schools
Our actual efforts include:
1) Model United Nations simulations and spreading the Culture of Peace and Controversies Resolution in Schools.
- Instituto Nacional de Defesa, Portugal. Collaboration to build School Manuals to create Simulations dedicated to National Defense, EU and Peace Culture.
2) Advocacy within European Union Institutions about #Innovative Methods and #Digilitalization of #Education.
- November, 2020. EU Comission Consultation: https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/economy-works-people/deeper-and-fairer-economic-and-monetary-union/european-pillar-social-rights_en