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Dr David Abril Hervas
Dr David Abril Hervas
Associate Lecturer

Dr David Abril Hervas


Brief CV

University Degree in Geography and History (1998) and PhD in Education (2013). University expert in Sociocultural Animation. International Specialization in Epistemologies of the South. Currently working as a consultant on topics about sustainability, education and social work. Responsible for the Citizenship Open School in the Darder-Mascaró foundations. Member of 'Col·lectiu Alternatives' for a new economic model.

Political and Management Experience

Representative in the Parliament of the Balearic Islands (2013-2018). Member of various parliamentary committees, I have been part of legislative initiatives related to tourism and sustainability such as the sustainable tourism tax (ITS), the regulation of holiday rentals, and changes in the Tourism Law in order to include social indicators and sustainability. Member of the Social Affairs and Human Rights commitee and the Education commitee.

Managing Director of Climate Change and Environmental Education in the regional Government (2010-2011), in charge of the departments of climate change, environmental education, waste management, environmental quality and Environmental Information Point (PIA).

Projects Manager at the Balearic Islands International Cooperation Agency (ACIB, 2007-2010), supervising and coordinating the areas of cooperation for development and humanitarian aid & education for development. Promoter of the first Managing Plan on International Cooperation Policy and the Balearics' Education for Development Strategy.

Teaching and Research Experience

Member of the INTER research group on intercultural education (UNED). Research stay at the CCHS of the CSIC (May-August 2018). Teacher in the Euro-Latin American Master of Intercultural Education UNED-CSIC, of the subjects (1) Public Policies Management and (2) Social Mediation in Educational Contexts. Teacher in courses on intercultural education, racism, international cooperation, adult education, sustainability and educational research. Member of the Editorial Board of the magazine Quaderns d'Educació Contínuaand the Paulo Freire Institute of Spain.

Some papers:

Por una pedagogía del precariado. Reflexiones en torno a la educación de los jóvenes y la precariedad (2018).

'Ciudadanía, educación y complejidad: miradas desde la ecopedagogía' (2015).

'El 15M com a espai d'aprenentatge ciutadà' (2015).à

Repemsem Mallorca: de l'especulació a la construcció de la dignitat(2015).

Experience in Social and Educational Work and Adult Education

Technical occupational training addressed toyoung people in the European project IB-Envol (Equal Social European Funds Initiative) (2005-2006). Coordinator and facilitator of the action-research project (IAP) 'Barrios del Mundo: Historias Urbanas' (, 2003-2007). Social technician and intercultural mediator at Cáritas Diocesana de Mallorca (2005) and external consultant of the macroproject 'Codesarrollo y Migraciones', managed by the Cáritas-Fundació Deixalles consortium.


Office Hours

Lecturer Tutorial Times
Start Date End Date Day Start Time End Time Location
11/02/2019 03/07/2019 Wednesday 16.00 17.00 DESPATX DB 200 - EDIFICI JOVELLANOS

Subjects taught. Academic Year 2018-19

Subjects taught
Subject Degree/campus
20521 - Environmental Economics in Tourist Areas
21956 - International Cooperation Programmes and Projects
22327 - Practical Classes II
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