The European Mentoring Summit is a biannual event that aims to connect people and projects from Europe and abroad who work in the mentoring sector in order to establish connections and share research and practice experiences. The 2020 European Mentoring Summit is the third edition after the summits in Berlin (2018) and Leeuwarden (2016). The event brings together professionals, practitioners, researchers, mentors, government, corporate partners and civic leaders representing the mentoring movement. The summit is therefore a great opportunity to strengthen your network, get to know the diversity of the mentoring scene and to gain and pass on new insights from research and action.
The Barcelona Summit is organised by the Spanish Mentoring Network Coordinadora de Mentoria Social in collaboration with the European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring.
COORDINADORA MENTORIAL SOCIAL
Coordinadora Mentoria Socialis a platform of organizations that develop mentoring projects aimed at groups in situations of vulnerability. Our mission is to put mentoring at the service of inclusion, social cohesion and equal opportunities for the most vulnerable groups. To do so, we work as a network to influence the public sphere and generate rigorous pedagogical knowledge, to extend quality mentoring in the field of social action. The MC Quality Seal is proof of it. We want to be a broad, diverse and representative network of social mentoring projects in the country, guaranteeing their quality and generating knowledge and innovation.
The MC Quality Seal
The MC Quality Seal arises from a work of systematization of quality indicators of mentoring projects and the experience and knowledge of the Coordinadora Mentoria Social. To develop and implement standards that accredit the methodological quality of mentoring projects for groups in situations of social vulnerability, this work has been inspired on the Elements of Effective Practice for MentoringTM and Approved Provider Standard (APS) and adapted to our local reality after 2 years of a testing pilot process. The MC Quality Seal has also been designed to favour a process to improve the design and management of mentoring projects.
EUROPEAN CENTER FOR EVIDENCE-BASED MENTORING
The European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring was created within the 2016 European Mentoring Summit in Leeuwarden. Since then, the ECEB-Mentoring has been working to accomplish the agenda that was decided upon in 2016:
- Use multidisciplinary and multilevel research approach.
The Center is dedicated to appraising and using the evidence we have, and to conducting rigorous and practice-oriented research on mentoring programmes. In doing so, we seek to advance the production, dissemination, and uptake of evidence-based practices in ways that improve the effectiveness of mentoring and, ultimately, create stronger, more enduring mentoring relationships. The ECEB-Mentoring has also developed a strong collaborative relationship with the MENTOR / UMB Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring, based at the University of Massachusetts.