Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre
Professor Dolan is joint founder and Director of the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre. He holds the prestigious UNESCO Chair in Children, Youth and Civic Engagement. The UNESCO Chair delivers a comprehensive program of work towards the objective of promoting civic engagement and leadership skills among children and youth.
Beatriz Hernandez de Fuhr is an information specialist and a researcher at KVINFO, the Danish Centre for Information on Gender, Equality and Diversity. Beatriz has worked for many years developing social and cultural programs for international organizations, and she continues in this role with KVINFO’s Mentor Network.
For more than 25 years, MENTOR has helped build and serve the mentoring field by providing a public voice; developing and delivering resources to mentoring programs nationwide; and promoting quality for mentoring through evidence-based standards, innovative research and essential tools.
Director of Defence For Children International Italia
Pippo Costella is the director of Defense for Children International Italia. He has worked on childhood and adolescence development programs with various NGOs, international agencies and institutions in the Middle East, South East Asia and Europe.
Professor of Community Psychology at DePaul University
Dr. Bernadette Sánchez conducts research on mentoring relationships and positive youth development among urban, low-income adolescents of color. Her research is on the role of formal and informal mentoring relationships in youth’s educational experiences.
Òscar is an associate professor at the University of Girona and Principal Investigator of the RECERCAIXA research project APPLYING MENTORING: Social and Technological Innovations for the Inclusion of Immigrant and Refugee Populations.
Doctor in Psychology, expert in family and educational guidance
Doctor in Psychology, expert in family and educational guidance. Professor of the Department of Applied Pedagogy of the Autonomous University of Barcelona and author of several books on family and school.