The UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice of the Autonomous University of Madrid has as one of its fundamental axes to develop quality interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with other UNESCO Chairs, universities and research centers, on Education and Social Justice.
Research is currently being carried out “Democracy in schools as the foundation of an education for Social Justice”, an R&D project financed with funds from the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness-Government of Spain. This work stream is in tune and gathers the latest advances around the world that demand greater democratisation in school and in society.
At the same time, the project “Rural 3.0: Service Learning for the Rural Development (RURASL)” funded by the European Union under the Europe 2020 Strategy is being developed within the framework of ERASMUS + KA2. The project will establish a framework for a transnational approach Integrated teaching and academic learning that contributes to the development of rural areas, satisfying their needs and driving innovation in these areas through an innovative methodology (service-learning) and creating partnerships between communities and universities.
The Chair is part of the International Research Network on Education for Social Justice and collaborates with the Research Network in Learning-Service in Physical Activity and Sports for Social Inclusion (RIADIS).
In the framework of the Chair, a Laboratory on Education and Social Justice has been created. This laboratory of ideas is working on the incorporation of the southern epistemology approaches to Education for Social Justice.