III. International Seminar on Human Rights Educational Resources

Eskura Human Rights Educational Resource Centre will hold its III. International Seminar on Human Rights Educational Resources. This year will focus on Environment and Human Rights. It will be held on 6th and 7th October 2021 at the Kursaal, Donostia-San Sebastian, in trilingual format (Basque-Spanish-English) and both in person and online.


Nowadays we are aware that a risk-free clean, healthy and sustainable environment guarantees the ability to exercise human rights. The awareness and exercising of fundamental rights are also becoming vital to keep ecosystems in balance, such as the right to education, information, public participation and effective resources as regards the violation of rights.


For all these reasons, different international, national and local experts will address the following subjects: the eco-pacifism, the eco-feminism, the eco-social education, the co-production of environmental and social inclusion policies, the land defenders, the situation of the oceans and the cryosphere, the eco-leadership, the responsible consumption… Tackling these from an educational perspective.


We will have speakers such as Mr. David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Yayo Herrero reserchear, Doctor in Educational Sciences and Expert in Ecofeminism and Ecosocialism, and UNESCO’s Climate Education Office which develops various resources for education systems.


In the coming weeks we will publish the full programme, the link to register and the links to follow the sessions in streaming:



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Maitena Salinas Beiztegi
Maitena Salinas Beiztegi is a journalist and actress. As a journalist specialising in human rights, she has worked in this field for two decades collaborating on various projects and initiatives, among others, she forms part of the Argituz association and of the team investigating political violence in the Towards a Shared Memory reports. She directed the documentary, Gea, in which the situation of women of various ages is analysed from a feminist perspective. She has been collaborating for twenty-five years on radio and television analysing society from a gender-perspective and promoting the need for human rights education. She thinks that climate change has to be studied using various approaches that of course include the aforementioned. To this end she uses communication as an effective tool for a positive transformation of society, in which everybody will play an active responsible part.
David R. Boyd
Dr. David R. Boyd is the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment (2018-2024) and a professor of law, policy, and sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Boyd is also the author of ten books and over 100 reports and articles on environmental law and policy, human rights, and constitutional law. His books include Thirst for Justice (2020), The Rights of Nature (ECW Press, 2017), The Optimistic Environmentalist (ECW Press, 2015), and The Environmental Rights Revolution (UBC Press, 2012). He lives on Pender Island on the west coast of Canada with his partner and their daughter, and loves to run, hike, kayak and cycle!
Georgia Karavangeli
Georgia Karavangeli is the director and coordinator of the Mediterranean cooperation project MedTOWN and has been working at ACPP (Assembly of Cooperation for Peace) since 2019, when she moved from Greece to Spain. In 2020 she was elected Counselor for International Affairs at the REAS Network of SSE networks. With a sound academic background in the field of international relations and economic and regional development, Georgia is an expert who works on European cooperation projects, coordinating multi-stakeholder projects in several countries. As a consultant in networking and the development of the alternative economy, she has taken part in cooperation and research projects on the Social and Solidarity Economy.
José Maria Ruibérriz de Torres López
José is part of the Assembly of Cooperation for Peace management team. He has more than 20 years of experience in international cooperation, on occasions as an expatriate (as Head of Mission in Palestine and team Coordinator in the Middle East), and running cross-border projects with high strategic value. He has acquired broad experience in community organization and processes to co-create public policies and has specialised his activity in the field of the Social and Solidarity Economy and innovation in the public sector.
Leire Rodríguez Zubiaurre
Leire Rodríguez Zubiaurre. Born in San Sebastián en 1987, she graduated in Environmental Science at the University of the Basque Country. During the last few years she has been working to revitalize agro-ecology in EHKOlektiboa, an association of Basque agro-ecological farmers and citizens. She was a founder member of the Lore-Baratza Project in Ulía.
Amaia Otazo Aseguinolaza
An Environmental Science graduate, she completed her studies in Italy and since then has worked in environmental education, civic participation projects (Agenda 21) and awareness campaigns. Since she took part in 2010 in the Gazte Ekoliderrak project she has managed the Kutxa Ekogunea sustainable consumption projects, formed part of the Ekoliderrak network and has led the Gazte Ekoliderrak group for 3 years. She is the coordinator and assessor for the Ekoliderrak Joven Project in 2021.
Maider Arnaiz Igartua
Maider Arnaiz works in SETEM Hego Haizea, in the fields of social change and awareness. He coordinates, among other things, a formation offering called Balio Faktoria in Gipuzkoa. Through this project of formation, SETEM aims to promote critical awareness and mobilization among the population, particularly in the field of transforming production and consumption and feminism.
Carlos Agustín Muñiz Osorio
Carlos Agustín Muñiz Osorio is from the town of Dorado, in the northern archipelago of Puerto Rico. A product of public school, he was a biology teacher and completed a master's degree and doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching at the University of Puerto Rico, at the Rio Piedras Campus. From there, the EcoPaz Project was born. He has 24 years of experience in projects with educational centres in Puerto Rico through workshops in science, mathematics, ecology and Culture of Peace. He directed the Puerto Rico section of Amnesty International and collaborates with the UNESCO Chair of Education for Peace. He researches in the areas of Ecopacifism, Ecopedagogy, Ecology and the Earth Charter from a Caribbean perspective and its impact on the emerging situation of Global Warming, injustices and social inequalities. He is currently an Associate Professor at Sacred Heart University in the area of general education and teacher preparation in the Education Programme. He is a life companion to three woderful people; Naomi Liz, Lorenzo and Daniela.
Lydie Lescarmontier
She is a glaciologist by training, and she specialised her work on the functioning of emissary Antarctic glaciers. During her research career, she worked with the CNRS (French National Research Institute) and the Australian National University to better understand the effect of Climate Change on the Antarctic ice sheet. From 2015 to 2017, she was vice-president of the french committee of APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists) promoting education and science in polar regions, young researcher represent at the CNFRA (French National Committee of Research in Arctic and Antarctic) and polar guide in the Arctic and Antarctic. In 2018 she joined the OCE team as Science Officer. Her mission is to coordinate the production of education resources of the OCE and its network and to participate to the teachers' professional development.
Luis González Reyes
Luis González Reyes has coordinated eco-social education at FUHEM since 2013. This covers numerous tasks, including the creation of a curriculum with an eco-social approach for all education levels, and the preparation of curricular, interdisciplinary, and eco-social didactic materials. He also forms part of Garúa, a cooperative that works on eco-social transformations. At this space he is part of the team that coordinates the training course for trainers in the Community of Madrid and he is a regular collaborator with various universities. He was also a secondary school teacher for 3 academic years and worked at the El Hornillo environmental education centre. He is the author or co-author of about twenty books, including Educar for la transformación ecosocial (Educating for eco-social change).
José Manuel Gutiérrez Bastida
Lecturer and University specialist in Environmental Education at the National Distance Education University (UNED), he has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education from the Environmental Research Institute. Special mention in the Francesc Xavier Gil 1st prize (ICE of the University of Barcelona); Professional experience in various schools and institutes; Eleven years at the Pedernales School Experimentation Centre, eight as director of studies. He is currently at Ingurugela (Basque Government Environmental Education Service), providing training, advice, and research for teachers. More than 50 publications (articles, reports, books, etc.) on constructivism, assessment, self-regulation of learning, EA processes, eco-social education.
Natalia Riera Manzano
She forms part of the emancipatory education team of Entrepueblos, an organisation that works in various spheres of activity from the standpoint of global justice, and in particular, as far as the climate emergency is concerned, we focus our networking with other groups from a perspective based on feminism and social environmentalism for an inclusive eco-social transition. She has links to various climate justice activist groups such as Acción Ecofeminista and ClimAcció, among others that we work with in coordination in the Network for Climate Justice.
Yayo Herrero López
A consultant, researcher and professor in the fields of political ecology, ecofeminism and education for sustainability, she graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology, Social education and Agricultural Engineering, and has a MAS in Education Sciences. At the present time she is a founding member of the Garúa Cooperative and teaches at various Spanish universities. She is the author or coauthor of more than thirty books and regularly collaborates with various media. She was the coordinator of the Complutense Centre of Environmental Studies and Information at the Complutense University General Foundation in Madrid and Director-General of FUHEM. For decades she has combined her professional activity with active participation in social movements, especially the environmental movement. She forms part of Ecologists in Action, an organisation that she was Confederal Co-coordinator of between 2005 and 2014.
Arantza Acha de la Presa
She has a degree in Biology from the University of the Basque Country and a Master's degree in Conservation and Rural Development from the University of Kent (United Kingdom). She has worked for 7 years with the Environmental Sciences Unit of the UNESCO Office in Indonesia, two years as a beneficiary of the UNESCO Etxea and Basque Government scholarship program and later as a consultant. His work focused on promoting sustainable development in Indonesia, East Timor, the Philippines and Vietnam. Since 2014, Arantza has been the director of UNESCO Etxea, the UNESCO Center of the Basque Country, an association committed to the principles of the United Nations and UNESCO that works so that Basque society assumes the values ​​of human rights as its own, as part of the global challenge of sustainable development of people.
Illustrated Improvisations
The ILLUSTRATED IMPROVISATIONS are participative artistic proposals.In these sessions, a musician and two illustrators interact and improvise to create together an immersive space in which, through music and images, the public taking part in this can share reflections on global issues that are particularly important at the present time. They form part of a meeting place that is in constant flux, itinerant, communal, collaborative and multidisciplinary. It is open to learning, dialogue and the exchange of experiences through which shared activities and experiences are proposed.