International Bureau of Social and Economic Research

The passion of learning by doing with new technologies and global solutions so everyone can be part of the future of work and citizenry

The course that teaches you how to drive change - U$20

Course on Social management and citizen participation

3 hours per week / 7 weeks

Learn practical ways of solving problems in your own territory

You will have the possibility of receiving incomes from the moment you register

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Citizens face great problems today. These problems can be solve only with the power of education and cooperation. Make an impact in your territory coming together with people that have your same concerns. Become in a movilizer of social causes.

Learn how to use technological tools to have a voice and massify your social causes

Learn about social movements of the world and defend your rights in a practical way

Lead changes in your community by rising awareness and applying knowledge in practical activities

Access to the course from any place with an internet connection


1. Infrastructure and financial speculation
  • Financial crisis and neoliberalism
  • Economic democracy and capture of the State
  • Housing and territory as a financial asset
  • Creation of money and speculation
  • Social impacts of the speculative economy
  • 2. POT and planning instruments
  • National and international planning regulations of territorial planning
  • International institutional scaffolding of planning and its effects in developing countries
  • Territorial Management Plans (POT)
  • Components of the POT
  • Agents and actors involved in the design of POT
  • Planning instruments used for the development of the territories
  • Tools to prevent Gentrification
  • Development for all and social construction of the habitat
  • Technologies for the construction of inclusive cities: FabLabs, Citizen Labs and Polis Institute
  • 3. Defense of rights and right to the city
  • Origin of the human rights charter
  • Social Mobilization and Human Rights
  • General guidelines to take into account national and international legal systems
  • Historical context right to the city
  • Right to the city in the 21st century
  • Basic principles and guidelines on evictions and displacement generated by development
  • Good practices in defense of rights
  • 4. Sentiment in movement
  • Historical context of the social movement
  • Social movements in the information and communications era
  • Construction of the public - democratic
  • Cultural booklet and citizenship
  • Di-dreaming eu-topias
  • 5. Formulation of socio-economic and environmental problems
  • Introduction to problem formulation
  • Characterization of the problem
  • Importance of the problem
  • Information search
  • Problem Tree
  • 6. Social Networks for Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Democratization of information and knowledge
  • The history of demagoguery
  • The reinvention of demagogy in the 20th century
  • Internet, Fake News and a new citizenship culture
  • Citizenship, democracy and political power in social networks
  • Psychographic study of the target audience
  • Platforms, social networks and marketing technologies
  • 7. Digital content and strategies for social impact
  • Tools and use graphic design software
  • Layout and visual composition
  • Canva
  • Video plans
  • Sound
  • Narrative audiovisual
  • Image and author rights
  • Tools and technical aspects off editing video software
  • Image and sound correction
  • Audiovisual assembly
  • Postproduction of audiovisual content
  • Format conversion tools


    Course features

    1. Start date the 4th of March of 2019 on the digital platform.
    2. It only costs U$20
    3. By registering you can receive digital information and gifts before the course starts

    Make social impact now with this course

    Meet the instructors

    Patricia Fernandez

    PhD on Education with focus on pedagogical tools from La Salle University in Costa Rica

    Susana Valencia

    Master in Social Sciences with honors on Political Studies from the School of high studies on social sciences (EHESS) Paris - France.

    Juan Pablo Durán

    Máster in urban studies and planning with focus on International Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - USA

    Elizabeth Montoya

    Economist of Eafit University and Master in Urban and Regional Studies from National University - Colombia.

    The International Bureau of Social and Economic Research is a non for profit founded in 2010. We create social change by empowering communities, applying knowledge, and incubating of tech-based social businesses.