The Chair of Education and Intangible Heritage of the Pyrenees - which has the support of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Institute for Development and Promotion of Alt Pirineu i Aran (IDAPA), and the Institut d'Ilerdencs Estudis (IEI) -, was approved on June 29, 2016 by the Government Council of the University of Lleida.

Its main objective is to safeguard the intangible heritage of the Pyrenees, developing research projects, global educational actions and dissemination tasks. These actions aim to promote critical and scientific thinking as well as to become a guarantor for the construction of both personal and social identity.

It wants to contribute to the local development and the promotion of programs that make the intangible heritage worthwhile, collaborating with institutions of the territory, organizations of similar spaces and other universities.

The actions that are carried out are included in three areas: the Falles festival, Haros and Brandons, and everything that revolves around the Espai Natura and the (Per) Vivicionsculturals of Lleida’s Pyrenees.



Dr. Sofia Isus Barado

Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology 

PhD. in Educational Sciences from University of Barcelona. She has participated in several competitive research projects as well as in academic networks. She is coordinator of the Master in Psychopedagogy and member of the COMPETECS research group of the University of Lleida. Member of the Associació de Municipis Fallaires del Pirineu and chair of the international commission that manages the safeguarding of the Summer Solstice Festivities in the Pyrenees.

Mrs. Marcel·la Andreu Gasa

Associate lecturer at the Department of Catalan Philology and Communication 

Associate lecturer in Communication and Audiovisual Journalism at the University of Lleida. Degree in Philosophy and Literature, DEA in Computational Linguistics and Master Degree in Language Computer Processing from Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB); specialized in Training Engineering and Methodology for Business Training from Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) and has a postgraduate degree in Communication Management from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Collegiate member at the College of Journalists of Catalonia. Member of the SEL, a collaborating society of the CSIC.

Dr. Manel Ibáñez Plana

Professor of the Department of Environment and Sciences of the Sun 

PhD. in Physics from University of Barcelona. He has been member of several research projects and initiatives related to the environment. He is an expert in Didactics of Experimental Sciences, member of the COMPETECS group, associate dean of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Social Work, and Head of Studies of the degree of Primary and Child Education of the University of Lleida.

Dr. Marc Ballesté Escorihuela

Chair researcher-technician 

PhD of Art History from University of Lleida. He has participated in several competitive research programs related to the pictorial heritage and has conducted a research study at the Warburg Institute of the University of London as well as at the Hispanic Society of America in New York. He has experience in leisure education and has completed a Master Degree in secondary teacher training, vocational training and languages at UNIR.