Civil society initiatives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in the city of Madrid
- Call: Public Call for Research Projects on International Cooperation for Development and Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship, for the year 2020.
- Funding: Madrid City Council.
- Participating entities: Autonomous University of Madrid through the Institute of Human Rights, Democracy, Culture of Peace and Nonviolence (DEMOSPAZ Institute), the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice, the University Institute for Women’s Studies (IUEM) and the University Institute of Needs and Rights of Children and Adolescents (IUNDIA).
- Reference: 2020/553-0725.
- PI: F. Javier Murillo and Manuela Mesa.
- Number of participanting researchers: 24.
- Date: 01/03/2021 – 28/02/2022.
Civil society initiatives to achieve the SDGs in the city of Madrid is a research funded by the Madrid City Council within the framework of the Public Call for Grants for Research Projects on International Cooperation for Development and Education for a Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship for the 2020 and developed by the Autonomous University of Madrid through the Institute for Human Rights, Democracy, Culture of Peace and Nonviolence (DEMOSPAZ), the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice, the University Institute for Women’s Studies (IUEM) and the University Institute for Children’s Needs and Rights (IUNDIA). It runs from March 1, 2021 to February 28, 2022.
It aims to achieve two objectives:
1. Identify and describe the actions that civil society is developing in the city of Madrid on the Sustainable Development Goals linked to the defense of peace and human rights (SDG 16), search of gender equality (SDG 5) and construction of food sovereignty (SDG 11).
2. Deepen the knowledge and understanding of the most relevant actions developed in the city of Madrid by civil society on the SDGs related to the defense of peace and human rights (SDG 16), in search of the gender equality (SDG 5) and the construction of food sovereignty (SDG 11).
For this, two complementary and consecutive studies are carried out:
Study 1. First, an extensive study is carried out to identify the initiatives that were developed in the city of Madrid during the years 2019 and 2020 on SDG 5, 11 and 16, and to make their main characteristics visible. Through a short questionnaire addressed to those responsible for the initiative, information is collected as well as the main characteristics of the initiative, its objectives, a brief description of its activities and, finally, its main achievements and challenges. This information makes it possible to complete a file to disseminate the information of each of the initiatives studied, and then carry out a descriptive analysis of all the initiatives to detect analogies and differences, and. It makes possible to identify strengths and gaps in the set of actions developed .
Study 2. Secondly, the most relevant experiences are systematized. It aims at deepening their knowledge, understanding their development processes, the results they achieved and the lessons they learned in the experience. This information allows an in-depth analysis of each of the selected initiatives and, in turn, a joint analysis that allows us to extract a catalog of good practices and highlight the main lessons learned by Madrid’s civil society in the development of initiatives in favor of SDGs 5, 11 and 16.
The results of this research will contribute to:
- Disseminate the initiatives developed by Madrid’s civil society in favor of SDGs 5, 11 and 16.
- Systematize and disseminate the main lessons learned in the development of these experiences.
- Provide useful information to the Madrid City Council for decision-making on the planning and implementation of SDG 5, 11 and 16 at the local level.
The research team is made up of members and research staff of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice and the DEMOSPAZ, IUEM and IUNDIA Institutes of the Autonomous University of Madrid.
F. Javier Murillo (IP), Manuela Mesa (IP), Carlos Giménez, Mª Ángeles Espinosa, Cristina Sánchez, Ana Barrero, Charo Cerrillo, Eva Botella, Adrián Almazán, Elena Boschiero, Nina Hidalgo, Cynthia Martínez-Garrido, Carmen Madorrán, Guillermina Belavi, Marta Cabezas, Irene Moreno, Raquel Graña, Claudia Guiral, Andrés García Ruiz, Marta Nogueroles, Andrea Díaz Estévez, Pablo Alonso, Ander Sagardo, Beatriz Fernández, Juan López, Pilar Rizquez and Carolina Venereo.