The Accreditation Committee is the body in charge of the concession of the MC Seal and the MC+ Seal. It is constituted to reinforce the rigour, legitimacy and transparency of the audit process and the concession of the quality certification.
The Committee is composed of 5 to 7 people who are referents in the field of mentoring and whom the Coordinadora de Mentoria Social Board has decided to invite on a consensual basis.
The duties of the Accreditation Committee are:
- To review the documentation related to the MC and MC+ audits
- To validate the obtention or failure to obtain the MC and MC+ Seal by the audited projects
- To formulate recommendations to improve the MC Quality System
Members of the Accreditation Committee
The Accreditation Committee is currently composed of 5 people from relevant institutions in the field of social intervention and/or the promotion of social mentoring.
These institutions are the following:
With a BA in Education and an MA in Management of non-profit organizations, professionally, she has specialized in NGO management. She has worked in volunteering organizations in the areas of educational leisure, mental health and social action. She has also been a trainer at Fundació Pere Tarrés and at the Ramon Llull University. In recent years she has been responsible for setting up the Spanish Mentoring Network (Coordinadora de Mentoría Social) in 2012, organization that she has chaired from 2016 to 2019. Since 2016, she is the director of the Associació Punt de Referència.
Òscar is an associate professor at the University of Girona. He obtained his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Barcelona in 2007 and was Visiting Scholar in 2006 of the Center for Migration and Development at Princeton University, in 2012 of the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University and in 2017 at the Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring at UMASS Boston. He is also Principal Investigator of the RECERCAIXA research project APPLYING MENTORING: Social and Technological Innovations for the Inclusion of Immigrant and Refugee Populations.
PhD in Political Science and Administration. Professor at the Department of Social Psychology at University of País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea. Her research path is set within the area of Human Rights, the relationships between groups and the Culture of Peace. She is currently the president of SOS Racismo Gipuzkoa, where she coordinates the research department at the Documentation Center on Racism and Discrimination.
Izaskun Andueza Imirizaldu
Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Work at the Public University of Navarra (UPNA). BA in Sociology and PhD in Social Work. As a researcher, she has participated and lead multiple investigations and projects linked to the migrations, the processes of del Dpto. de Sociología y Trabajo Social de la Universidad Pública de Navarra. Licenciada en Sociología y Doctora en Trabajo Social. Como investigadora ha participado y dirigido numerosos estudios y proyectos vinculados a las migraciones, los procesos de promotion of intercultural coexistence and the fight against social discrimination. In the area of mentoring, she has participated as a researcher at the Applying Mentoring project and collaborates in the development of the Nightingale project in the UPNA.
Coordinadora de Mentoría Social Board
The Coordinadora de Mentoría Social is the driving force behind the MC Quality Seal and participates in the Committee as its secretary: with a voice but without a vote. A current board member attends the Committee meetings on behalf of the Coordinadora.
The Accreditation Committee meets at least twice a year to evaluate projects.
The documentation for each project is sent one month in advance, together with the committee summons. In addition to the project documentation, a document on “the issues to be discussed” is attached to each project, concerning those matters about which the auditor has already expressed reservations.
Once the projects have been evaluated, the Coordinadora de Mentoria Social completes the final report with the information provided by the committee:
- Positive or negative response to granting the MC or MC+ Seal
- Brief description of the organization
- Description of the mentoring program
- Process timeline
- Strengths of the program
- Weak points and how they have been rectified
- Future recommendations