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Sílvia Cópio

Sílvia Cópio

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About this Speaker

Social entrepreneur in education and family. She carries out actions to promote the development of integral education and transformative actions of the education system based on co-creation processes. Family Education Consultant. Married with Paulo Cópio, and mother of three young boys with 13, 16 and 19 years old. All homeschooled. Chair of the Association Movement for Freedom in Education (www.movimentoeducacaolivre.pt - MEL), a pioneering association in Portugal in the promotion and development of innovative systems and self directed forms of education, and an advocate for homeschool freedom practice. She supports and advises several family and associative projects that in Portugal need to guarantee and defend their rights. Representative of the rights of families in home education to administrative, governmental and political circles. Global Home Education Exchange member. Founder of the DEScobrir (Discovering) Project - Development, Education and Sustainability, a place to promote parental empowerment for education and family rights, based on personal development tools and pedagogical training. Researcher on Family Rights in Education. Degree in Conservation and Restoration, Master in Museology, she studied at the University of Fine Arts of Lisbon, the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, the School of Decorative Arts, the New University of Lisbon and the Catholic University of Porto, where she developed several levels of academic background. She has worked for a long time in curating exhibitions and conserving collections. She stopped this activity to devote herself entirely to the cause of family and education in her country and in the world.

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