Entrevista. We spoke to Gulnar Hajo, a Syrian author and illustrator exiled in Istanbul. Hajo was the guest illustrator at this year’s edition of the literary festival for children and young people, Món Llibre.
Immigration. The OECD is incorporating the initiatives into their support project for innovative local policies for the reception and inclusion of immigrants and refugees.
Asylum. A mechanism is put in place for coordination and mutual support to improve help and integration for international asylum seekers.
Human rights. We visited SICAR cat, which provides support in Barcelona for women and children who are victims of human trafficking, many of whom request international protection or have grounds to do so.
Rights. In the case of non-compliance, the case will be taken to the Spanish High Court to make the Ministry of the Interior close down the centre.
Participation. Before the collective act on 23 May, students from the participating districts will read out their proposals to councillors on the reception of refugees at a neighbourhood level.
Society. The agreement with the entity representing over a hundred professional bodies in Catalonia helps newly-arrived citizens develop professionally and find work.
Diversity. Over the last year the New Families service has attended to 2,266 families, mainly from people from Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Philippines and China.
Refuge. The Nausica reception programme has been presented to other municipalities as an example of reception for asylum seekers left out by the state system.
Municipalism. The city criticises the current regression in the migration policies of the EU and President Trump, as well as explaining the ‘City of Rights’ action plan.
Citizen rights. The international conference #BCNvsHate: Strategies for Combating Intolerance on Social Media is on from 2 to 3 March at the CCCB and aims to help create an active and digitally critical public approach to cyberhate.