We work to safeguard the intangible heritage of the Pyrenees

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)Vivències of Lleida’s Pyrenees.


Sofia Isus Barado


Professor of the Department of Pedagogy and Psychology

PhD. in Educational Sciences from University of Barcelona (UB). 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.


Marcel·la Andreu Gasa

Deputy Director |

Associate lecturer at the Department of Catalan Philology and Communication

Associate lecturer in Communication and Audiovisual Journalism at the University of Lleida (UdL). 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.


Manel Ibáñez Plana


PhD. in Physics from University of Barcelona (UB). He is a professor in Experimental didactics of the Faculty of Education, Psychology and Social Work in the University of Lleida (UdL). He has been a member of several research projects and initiatives related to the environment. He is a member of the COMPETECS group and associate to the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs. He has an extended experience in research, 4 sexennials, has participated in research and educational innovation projects, recently: PirosLIFE (2014-18), Prometheyus (2018-20) and Science-Based Education and Communication to FightCovid-19 and Future Pandemics (2021-2022).


Marc Ballesté Escorihuela

area of "falles" projects coordinator | postdoctoral researcher

PhD in Art History from University of Lleida (UdL). Inter-university professor and collaborator in the History, Geography, and Art History Degree of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). Master Degree in secondary teacher training, vocational training and languages at UNIR. Has participated in several competitive research programs related to the cultural heritage. He has also conducted research studies at the Warburg Institute of the University of London as well as at the Hispanic Society of America in New York. 


Anna Solé Llussà

area of nature projects coordinator | postdoctoral researcher

PhD in Educative Technology from Lleida’s University (UdL). Professor in the Specific didactic department, inside the Experimental Sciences area from the UdL. She also collaborates with Andorra’s University and Perpinyà Via Domitia University (UPVD). She has a degree in Biology by Girona’s University (UdG). Master Degree in Physic Anthropology: Human evolution and biodiversity, by Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (UAM). Master Degree in secondary teacher training, vocational training and languages at Rovira Virgili’s University (URV). She is a member from COMPETECS research group, in UdL. 




Ares Fernàndez Jové


Predoctoral student. Degree in International Business Economics by Pompeu Fabra’s University (UPF). Master Degree in secondary teacher training, vocational training and languages at Rovira Virgili’s University (URV) and Master Degree in Psychopedagogy in Universitat de Lleida (UdL). She has experience as a high-school teacher while she participated in the Empieza Por Educar (Teach For All) fellowship; nowadays, she works there as the Head of Selection.