Our institutions partners



The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), currently comprises 189 member countries. Its main objectives are to contribute to maintaining peace and security in the world through education, science, culture and communication. The Division of Communication Development (Media Education) is leading the Mentor Project within its Media Education Programme (

UNESCO, Vladimir L. Gaï

UNESCO representative and partner of Mentor Association.

PhD in Politic Sciences.  Chief of Section for Media and Society,  Director a.i., Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development,  Communication and Information Sector,  UNESCO. He has been involved in media and communication, and UNESCO’s action in this field and dealt with  Communication Development, Media Development Indicators, Public Service Broadcasting, Media Legislation, Media and Information Literacy, Community Media and Multimedia Centres, etc.


The ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS (AoC) is working in partnership with governments, international and regional organizations, civil society groups, foundations, and the private sector.  It aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions. One of its main objectives is to develop, support, and highlight projects that promote understanding and reconciliation among cultures globally. These projects are  mainly related to youth, education, media and migration. The Alliance is supporting a range of projects and initiatives aimed at building bridges among a diversity of cultures and communities.

 AoC, Jordi Torrent

 Partner of Mentor Association.                                                                                                 866 UN PlazaSuite 300
New York, NY, 10017
United States of  America                                                                                                    

After obtaining a degree in Philosophy at the University of Barcelona, he followed graduate studies in Paris at the Sorbonne University (Film Esthetics) and at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Anthropology Filmmaking). He works in Secretariat of United Nations Alliance of Civilizations as Media and Information Literacy Project Manager. In addition to his extensive career as writer, producer and director in the film and television industry, he was a Media Consultant for the Department of Education of New York City from 1990 to 2006. There he created a Media Literacy Education program that was implemented in over twenty five NYC schools; he also conducted media education workshops for teachers and parents. He also is founder and director of Duende Pictures, a New York-based production company. (Source:


The European Commission is an organization which guarantees that the European Union will agree on common goals and objectives amongst the member states. The Mentor Project is funded by the European Union, DG X, within the E-learning (Media Education) program.

European Commission, Matteo Zacchetti

Deputy Head of Unit – European Commission – DG Education and Culture  - Unit “MEDIA Programme and Media Literacy” / Partner of Mentor Association                                                                    E- mail:

Born in Genoa (Italy) in 1966. He works at the European Commission since 1995. He is Deputy Head of Unit " MEDIA Programme and media literacy"  in DG Education and Culture and he is responsible for the Media Literacy  initiative. He spent almost all his professional life in the media or dealing with media related issues both in the private sector (NBC Super Channel ltd.) and at the European Commission where he has been working almost 15 years on different policy aspects of the audio-visual media. He holds a degree in Economics of the University of Genoa.


CEDEFOP (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training) is the European agency which advises the European Commission directors, as well as member states and collaborating organizations, in adopting professional training policies in educational and professional fields. They oversee the areas of e-learning and basic collaborative networking within the Mentor Project.


El CLEMI (Centre for Liason Between Teaching and Information Media) is an organization associated with the National center of pedagogical documentation under the French National Ministry of Education. Their mission is to promote the multiple use of news media in teaching while the learners develop a critical understanding. They are responsible for research and educational resource material assistance for the Mentor Project.

Our  associations partners


MIZAR is a company composed of experienced professionals specialized in Education and Communication. They produce unique, multilingual mulitmedia services and products. They are responsible for the design, programming and direction and maintaining the website for the Mentor Project.

MIZAR, Mireia Pi

Director of Mizar company.

Manuel Farres, 15
San Cugat del Vallés
08190 Barcelona
Phone: ++ 34 936742020
Fax: ++ 34 935812005

She has a Master degree in Journalism Research from University Autonoma of Barcelona (UAB) and has a Master degree in Marketing Manager from Universidad Ramón Llull. She belongs to the research team of Communication and Education Cabinet of UAB. Also she is the director of Mizar company. Mizar is specialized in the conception, design, development of educational and cultural materials and programs in all formats and media.

Seville University, Juan Carlos Suárez

Professor of Seville University.                                                                                                E-mail:

PhD in Philosophy and Education Sciences. He teaches ethics and journalistic ethics at the Communication Faculty. He is in charge of the MEC Project: “Information Ethics and excellence. Information ethics against the expectation of citizens in Andalusia”, research of the research group: Critical Thinking, Communication and Human Right.   He has published several publications as articles in magazines, chapters in books and books. Some examples are: Principios de Ética Profesional (Tecnos, 2001); La mujer construida. Comunicación e identidad femenina (Trillas. Eduforma, 2006); Libertad de Expresión en España e Iberoamérica, ed., (Dykinson, 2010).