The third Steering Committee of the HEST (Higher Education for Social Transformation) project took place on 25 November 2019.

The coordinators of the different clusters of the project, together with representatives of the JCEP, JESC and the Kircher network took part in it.

Specifically, we met:

             - Franck Janin SJ: President of the JCEP

             - Peter Rozic SJ: Director of JESC

             - Philip Geister SJ: President of the Kircher network

             - Susana Ditrolio: Executive Secretary of the Kircher network

             - Pedro Linares: Representative of the ecology cluster

             - Ricardo Aguado: Coordinator of the economy cluster

             - Gonzalo Villagrán SJ: Islam Cluster Coordinator

             - Jacek Poznansky SJ: Outgoing Coordinator of the Science and Religion Cluster

             - Josef Quitterer: Incoming Coordinator of the Science and Religion Cluster

             - Eric Charmetant SJ: Anthropology Cluster Coordinator

             - José García de Castro SJ: Coordinator of the Ignatian Studies Cluster

             - Philip Endean: Collaborator in the Anthropology, Ignatian Studies and Islam Clusters

             - Rafael Silva: Assistant at the JCEP

             - Checa Romero: Coordinator of the HEST project

The meeting was held in a climate of trust and companionship fruit of the work done in the last 3 years in the project.

In relation to the content, the meeting had two clearly differentiated parts: in the morning we dedicated to review what had happened in the last year in each cluster along with a brief evaluation of the project to date. The Afternoon, however, focused on looking together towards the future and proposing action plans that could be constituted as the network's strategic plan for the new 2020-2022 period.

The meeting ended with a brief sharing in which both the magnitude of the challenge before us and the illusion of facing it were realistically demonstrated.

May God bless these efforts and give us all the wisdom and energy to continue building these minimal research communities for the common good.