The Menció Enric Renau i Permanyer is born with the desire to recognise the figure and work of Enric in this sphere, valuing the work of people, projects and institutions that, through their initiatives, build towards transformation and intersecting points in the world of education, training and work.
In 2013, the 1st Menció Enric Renau i Permanyer dealt with the study, “Influential factors in the selection of scientific, technological and mathematical studies”, brought about by Everis and carried out with the technical support of e-Motiva, and in collaboration with the Education Department.
In 2014, the Catalan Institute of Public Policy Evaluation, Ivalua, was awarded as an organisation aimed at measuring the impact of policies and programmes.
In 2015, the Institut Municipal de Persones amb Discapacitatof from Barcelona city council, was awarded with de 3rd Menció Enric Renau i Permanyer.
The Menció Enric Renau dealt with the study, “Influential factors in the selection of scientific, technological and mathematical studies”, put forth by Everis and carried out with the technical support of e-Motiva, with collaboration from the Education Department.
From left to right, Sílvia Amblàs Silvia, Manager of DEP Institut, Sergio Marco del Fresno, Manager of Everis and Anna Parés, the College of Political Scientists and Sociologists of Catalonia Dean
The first Menció sought to place emphasis on applied research geared towards the collective of young people that, in a specific manner, has as its objective the improvement and increase of opportunities for success in the labour markets.
After preselecting 15 research works, the evaluating committee decided to award the project by Everis for its potential for transferability and impact, methodological ambition, and the vision of the future that it contributed. In the words of Xavier Riudor, technical director at the Council of Work, Economics and Social Matters of Catalonia (CTESC) and Vice-secretary of the Assembly at the College of Political Scientists and Sociologists of Catalonia: the primary objective of the study is to contribute to increasing vocations in the scientific, technological and mathematical sphere, contributing elements for better understanding the decision-making process in the selection of studies at the conclusion of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO) and Bachillerato (High School / A Levels) as well as identifying the factors that take place in the selection of these studies.
Xavier Riudor, Technical Manager of the Council of Work, Economics and Social Matters of Catalonia (CTESC), presents the winner
Ivalua is a Consortium of institutions that began its activities in 2008 and promotes the evaluation of public policies in Catalonia, facilitating the exchange of information and access to resources. Its mission is to promote the evaluation of policies and programmes for improving the effectiveness, efficiency and transparency to the citizenry.
From left to right, Silvia Amblas, director at DEP Institute; Merced Kirchner, manager of the College of Political Scientists and Sociologists of Catalonia; Xavier Riudor, director of the technical board at the Council of Work, Economics and Social Matters of Catalonia; Frederic Udina, president of Ivalua; Anna Tarrach, chief of the economic evaluation area at the Department of Economics and Knowledge of the Generalitat of Catalonia; Josep Lluis Segu, director general at DEP Institute and Educaweb; and Anna Pares, dean of the College of Political Scientists and Sociologists of Catalonia
This year the second edition of the Menció Enric Renau i Permanyer has sought to place emphasis on the initiatives focused on measuring the impact of policies and programmes. Initiatives for evaluation that hold as their objective the generation of knowledge in order to support the organisations in the decision making process and improving the results of their actions.
In this sense, the Jury considers it vital to incorporate the evaluation of policies and programmes, given that this type of studies allow for the optimisation of resources and produce persuasive arguments and strategies for facilitating the decision making process. In definitive terms, the evaluation of the impact is a tool that clearly increases the social value of research, beginning with the tangible and operational results.
To give this distinction, 11 works of research have been preselected, and the candidates have been evaluated by taking into consideration the followings:
– Their methodological set-up, and the use of analysis tools that contribute towards addressing their objectives.
– Orientation towards improvements based on the results of the research.
– The degree of social innovation that is incorporated, be it by collective in which it is focused or by the instruments that are used.
– The potential to be transferred to other sectors or collectives.
Frederic Udina, president of Ivàlua
The jury and the representatives of Institut Municipal de Persones amb Discapacitat from Barcelona City Council
This year, the Mention, promoted by the College of Political Sociologists and Sociologists of Catalonia, DEP Institut and Educaweb, wanted to focus upon initiatives in the analysis of the social organization (and reorganization) of time and its incidence in the field of education, training and / or work. In this way the promoters of this mention have wanted to join the efforts of civil society to put on the social, economic and political agenda proposals to rationalize the schedules in our country, which largely depend on the management of work, school, commercial and leisure time. This process has reached Parliament where a bill of hourly reform is now being processed.
In this regard, the Jury considers the impulse of social research to generate evidence that accompanies decision making, resource allocation and the improvement of public policies.
This year, due to its methodological approach, scope and rigor, and especially the contribution to the debate on the reorganization of time in the field of education, the jury has decided to award the 4th Mention Enric Renau and Permanyer in the research : “Home at three? The social and educational impact of the continuous school day “and” Full-time school. Towards a shared education model “. Two studies by sociologist Elena Sintes and published by the Jaume Bofill Foundation in 2012 and 2015, respectively.
The jursy and Elena Sintes, Head of Knowledge at the Institut de la Infància i l’Adolescència.
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