University project aims to involve citizens in local research in Rincón de la Victoria

The El Cantal area of Rincón de la Victoria.
The El Cantal area of Rincón de la Victoria. / SUR
  • The project, a collaboration between the local council and the University of Malaga aims to protect marine life on the town's coastline

Rincón de la Victoria town hall signed an agreement earlier this week with the University of Malaga's foundation, FGUMA, to roll out a yearlong project which aims to involve citizens across Malaga province.

FGUMA's objective is to bring the classroom to all citizens and not just university students by running a series of courses and workshops outside of its city campuses.

In Rincón de la Victoria, the initiative will investigate ways to regenerate and protect marine life along the town's coastline, including the reef in the El Cantal area. The idea started in 2018 with courses being held in areas including social networks and emotional intelligence.