Malaga: 1st. University campus to face depopulation in rural areas

The Malaga Provincial Council, the University of Malaga and its General Foundation organized in November 2020 the 1ST. University Campus to Face Depopulation of Rural Areas.

Its main objective was for young university students to discover opportunities for personal and professional development in the small municipalities of Malaga, and to help them starting and consolidate a life project.

“We are looking for talented young people, eager to show that they are prepared and with new and innovative ideas that help fight depopulation in rural Malaga

    During two weeks, talks, workshops and activities took place in a very dynamic and interactive way.

 

The President of the Malaga Provincial Council and the President of the University of Malaga during their inaugural speeches.

 

PART 1: The first part of the Campus lasted 2 weeks and consisted of two phases:

Phase 1 - Online training:

Sessions with scientists and entrepreneurs took place regarding these thematic challenges:

·         DEMOGRAPHIC / TECHNOLOGICAL CHALLENGE

·         YOUTH EMPLOYABILITY

·         RENEWABLE ENERGIES

·         SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE AND AGROTURISM

At the end of this Phase, a Hackathon was organized. Students were divided in groups to participate in a challenge-solving dynamic related to the aforementioned topics.

Phase 2 - Virtual visits

During the second week, different initiatives carried out across the province were invited to join our virtual sessions and share with students their experience and knowledge.

               

PART 2 - The second part of the project lasted two months:

The Campus included two months supervision and training to elaborate an Innovation Project in groups. All projects were presented to a jury and the best of them was awarded with a 1.000€ prize.

Congrats to those awarded!!

 

All sessions are freely available online!

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