21/09/2017 - 14:59

“A case could be brought against the EU as refuge can’t be subject to quotas”

Interview. We spoke to Francesc Mateu, the director of Oxfam Intermón in Catalonia.

21/09/2017 - 13:11

Over fifteen thousand short

Asylum. The state has blatantly failed to deliver on its refuge commitments with the EU. Only 1 in 10 people have been taken in out of the 17,337 who were supposed arrive over a two year period.

Façana Ajuntament
15/09/2017 - 14:06

Barcelona attends to the same volume of refugees in six months as it did in 2016

Asylum. Barcelona City Council criticises the state reception programme for not covering people’s needs, leaving municipal services to cope.

27/07/2017 - 12:13

“Many Latin Americans don’t know asylum exists and regularise their status as immigrants”

Refuge. An interview on the difficulties of requesting and gaining protection in Spain from Latin America.

28/07/2017 - 12:36

The educational journey

Refuge. Over the last two years numerous teaching resources have been developed for children to address the subject of refuge and forced migration. Entities and schools are looking at how to build on them during the next school year.

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19/07/2017 - 12:22

Sharing a home, rebuilding lives

Reception. The Refugiats Benvinguts platform is looking for people who want to share their homes with asylum seekers on a temporary basis.

24/07/2017 - 13:51

“We attend to eleven different refugee profiles in Barcelona”

Asylum. We visited the SAIER and spoke to Gloria Rendón about the issues facing refugees arriving in the city and approaching this municipal service.

21/09/2017 - 12:12

Neighbourhood residency to avoid the internment and expulsion of refugees

Refuge City. The residency document should help prevent migrants and refugees in irregular situations living in Barcelona from being interned in CIEs.

18/09/2017 - 19:22

Sharing efforts to wipe out rumours and hate speech on social media

Coexistence. The Barcelona Anti-Rumours Network is running a campaign to help users detect and put a stop to hate speech on social media.

Associa't a la festa, Festes de la Mercè 2016, Plaça Catalunya 24.09.2016 Foto Pere Virgili
16/09/2017 - 10:16

Associations are at the heart of the city and its local festival

Entities. During the festivities for La Mercè, Plaça Catalunya brings together Barcelona’s associations for the second year running with nearly two hundred activities planned.

27/07/2017 - 09:35

The City Council condemns forced deportations as “disgraceful”

Rights. The City Council maintains its face-off with the central government over the foreigner internment centre and the forced deportation of migrants and refugees from the city.