Humberto Grimaldo Ph.D. in Philosophy is the general coordinator of the Regional Observatory for Social Responsibility for Latin America and the Caribbean (ORSALC), UNESCO International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC).
Grimaldo recently was the main promoter of the 5th Forum of Territorial Social Responsibility, held at the National University of San Marcos, Lima Peru (September 2017).
Member of the European Parliament
Director of the ORSALC-UNESCO
IRENE SABIO GALLEGO
Erasmus+ Policy Officer
ALMOTAZ BELLAH ALMALA
Unibility Project @
Universidad de Barcelona
Ramón Jauregui is Member of the European Parliament from the Socialist and Democrats group. He has devoted a big part of his political career to the fostering of the social responsibility in the European Union.
He has been also part both from the Spanish government, as a presidential minister, and the Basque government, as a vice-president.
Irene Sabio Gallego works as Erasmus+ Policy Officer in the Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission. She worked for the Erasmus team in DG EAC in 2013 and joined the international cooperation unit in 2014. She is responsible for cooperation with Latin America and contributes to the development of the international dimension of Erasmus+.
Before joining the European Commission, Irene collaborated as student representative with the Spanish team of Bologna Experts (2009-2013) and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Spanish National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (2008-2011).
She is currently educational innovation projects coordinator at Innovation Training Center and also associate professor at UNIR the International University of La Rioja. Active promoter of University Social responsability and active promoter of the EU-USR "University Social Responsability" and ETHOS and ETHIKA "Ethics and values education" EU projects.
Maximiliano Alonso is Graduate in Marketing and Master in Management of the Center for Financial Studies in Spain. In 2006 he finished a second postgraduate degree in Public Management at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Later, Alonso obtiens the PHD. As a specialist in European policies and programs, has lectured at universities in the EU and LAC and published articles in professional journals (LASA, University of Barcelona, Université Libre de Bruxelles, ESOF, Unesco, etc).
He is currently Director of Conexx Europe and international consultant in the field of international cooperation in science technology and innovation, between Europe and Latin America.
Isabel Vidal is teacher of the Department of Economics of the Universidad de Barcelona (UB). She is member of the commission of Social Responsibility of the UB. Member of the network University Meets Social Responsibility (UNIBILITY), -2015-2017.
Academic director of the masters in Corporate Social Responsibility of the UB during the period 2002-2014. In 2014 whe was co-author of the book: Responsabilidad Social, Sostenibilidad, GRI e ISO 26000.
Almotaz arrived alone to Spain, he left all his family in Syria. When arrived, he started to work in a secondhand clothes store while he had some Spanish courses.
Now he is studying Sport Sciences in the Universidad Camilo José Cela (Spain).
Dr. Valentina Tassone works as Lecturer and Researcher at Wageningen University, Education and Learning Sciences group. Her expertise lies at the crossroad between sustainability science and capacity building.
She has conducted scientific research, consultancy and educational activities in Europe and South Africa, and she has worked in interdisciplinary projects funded by the European Union, various Ministries in Europe, the Word Wide Fund, theI UCN World Union, and many other international organizations.
Chiara joined the EBN team in April 2010. She has a Postgraduate Degree in International Relations, a Degree in International Studies from the University of Florence (Italy) and an Executive Master in European Studies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB).
In EBN, she assisted the Quality & Technical Assistance Department for two years before joining the EU projects team where she is now in charge of the following projects: INNO INDIGO, SCHIP, COMPASS, INCOBRA and CEBRABIC.
Maria Cecilia Conci is a Public Accountant and Msc. in Bankruptcy Trustee. Ph.D (c) in Innovation, Land Development and Competitiness (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, España). Vicerector in charge of Rectorate, UNVM. Coordinator af International Relations Area, UNVM. Graduate and Undergraduate Professor. Researcher and Author/Co-author of several publications. Director of International networks.
MARIA CECILIA CONCI
Universidad Nacional de Villamaría
8 speakers will be part of the discussion board of the event. All of them coming from backgrounds related to the University or to the Social Responsibility
Trained as an engineer, Dr Philippe Galiay graduated with a PhD in physics from the University of Strasbourg (France) in the field of holography. After various experience in research, teaching and international technology transfer with Asia, he worked for a French Regional Council, promoting interregional cooperation in research.
He joined the European Commission in 1994, coordinating Research and Structural Policies. He participated to the creation of the Science and Society Directorate and to the Science and Society Action Plan in 2001. He is now Head of the Sector "Mainstreaming responsible research and innovation in Horizon 2020 and the European Research Area" in DG Research and Innovation of the European Commission.