The event Ser EducAção [Being
Education] took place on the 4th
of September in the small village of Soajo, Gerês, inland and to the North of Portugal. The participants were young parents and their children, and young - and not so young - educators with an interest in alternative education.
The aims of the encounter were to reflect about how to be
in education in order to provide for - or be part of - meaningful learning. Some of the intentions in the brochure of the event were to promote comprehensive, participatory and sustainable education; to strengthen networks among parents, educators, children, projects, residents, community services and institutions in Northern Portugal; to contribute towards the creation of a learning community in Soajo; to enhance village customs and its local development.