City Council. Thirteen cities met in Madrid and shared successful experiences in handling asylum at a municipal level.
Citizenship. Public mobilisation in favour of refuge has an important community side to it. We spoke to two neighbourhood groups to find out what they do and what their demands are.
Interview. We spoke to Lola López, Commissioner for Immigration, Interculturality and Diversity at Barcelona City Council.
Asylum. Twenty months after it was set up, an external appraisal endorses the success of this municipal programme offering integrated support for asylum seekers.
Awareness. Over 160,000 people have been living in refugee camps for 43 years. The need to find solutions is gaining attention, with new input and new voices.
Documentary. Screening of ‘Hayati’ (Mi vida), a window allowing us to share the desperation of thousands of Syrians whose future has been wrenched from them by the war.
Human rights. The recognition was approved by all municipal groups, except for the abstention by the CUP.
Education. Schooling for newly arrived children who have had to leave everything behind, often experiencing extreme situations, is a key element offering them safety and the chance to get back on their feet with new prospects for the...
Entities. The half-hectare cultivation patch near Vallvidrera used by the Fundació Benallar offers a resource for therapy and emotional support for refugees.
Interview. We spoke to Carmen Juares from the Association of Migrant Women in Catalonia, an organisation set up to provide support for migrant domestic workers, one of society’s most invisible groups of women.
Employment. They arrive seeking refuge but end up undervalued and invisible in domestic and care jobs with precarious conditions. Is there any sign of a change?