Researcher

Asun Llena has a PhD in Social Pedagogy and works as a professor in the Department of Theory and History of Education at the Faculty of Education of the University of Barcelona. She is a member of the Group on Social Pedagogy (GPS) for Social Cohesion and Inclusion and works with topics related to childhood, adolescence and youth, community development, social policy and street work. She was co-director of the Community Action collection of the publisher Graó. She worked as a European expert in Romania for the development of social services from 2003 to 2008. She served on national and international scientific committees on issues related to social pedagogy. Her latest research has dealt with migration in Europe, child participation and community empowerment.

Publications:

Valtolina, G.; Llena, A.; Brebulet, Gulei, A. (2013). Strengths, weaknesses and challenges. en Migrant Children in Europe. The Romanian case. IOS Press BV Amsterdam.

Llena, A.; Heras, P. (2010). Pedagogia socială, între executarea penală (alternativă) şi viziunea terapeutică [Social pedagogy: between (alternative) criminal enforcement and therapeutic vision]. Revista Asistenta Sociala [Social Work Review], 3.

Núñez, H.; Crespo, E.; Llena, A.; y Úcar, X. (2014). Enfoques de evaluación orientados a la participación en los procesos de acción comunitaria [Approaches to evaluation geared toward participation in processes of community action].  Pedagogía Social. Revista Interuniversitaria [Social Pedagogy. Inter-university Review], 24, 79-103.

Novella, A.; Agud, I.; Llena, A.; Trilla. (2013). El concepto de ciudadanía construido por jóvenes que vivieron experiencias de participación infantil [The concept of citizenship constructed by youth who experienced child participation]. Bordón, 65, 93-106.

Agud, I.; Novella, A.; Llena, A (2014). Conditions for effective children’s participation, according to children’s voices. Revista de cercetari si interventia sociala [Review of Research and Social Intervention], 46, 9-21.