25/05/2017 - 15:59

Against Islamophobia

Rights. The municipal government has put a shock plan in place to combat rejection and discrimination towards the Muslim community. As the sacred month of Ramadan begins, we explore a phenomenon which threatens co-existence in...

25/05/2017 - 18:12

“People need to be aware that Islam is not new to Barcelona and is here for life”

Interview. We spoke to Mustapha Aoulad Sellam, chair of the association Stop Islamophobic Phenomena in Catalonia (SAFI) and independent advisor for the municipal plan to combat Islamophobia.

23/05/2017 - 15:54

Barcelona’s youth call for greater political commitment to take in refugees

Participation. The 22nd edition of the audience with the city’s youth saw youngsters from primary schools, secondary schools, baccalaureate courses and special education tell municipal groups about their ideas on building ‘Barcelona,...

22/05/2017 - 14:14

Municipal government measure to guarantee the rights of people in irregular situations

Immigration. The measure includes mechanisms to certify these city residents have put down roots in the city, with a view to preventing deportation or internment centres.

22/05/2017 - 19:48

“We have to give dignity to people arriving”

Interview. We spoke to Susana Hidalgo, co-founder of the Spanish platform Refugiados Bienvenidos. The initiative helps refugees and city residents live side by side via flat sharing.

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17/05/2017 - 18:23

Barcelona to participate in the new Permanent Council on Refuge and Migration

Immigration. The organism, which will advise the EU on the development of migration policies, will be made up of representatives of the migrant and refugee populations in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Athens and Berlin.

18/05/2017 - 18:25

Agreement with Stop Mare Mortum to provide legal advice for refugees in Greece

Refuge. The support for the work being done by the organisation will enable the Athens and Thessaloniki camps to identify and advise people wanting to request asylum in Barcelona.

10/05/2017 - 18:05

The countdown begins

Refuge. The #VeniuJa campaign reminds the Spanish state that it has just over four months to honour its international pledge to take in 16,000 refugees.

26/04/2017 - 08:52

The irregular border

Human rights. A report by Irídia, Novact and Fotomovimiento, subsidised by Barcelona City Council, details and denounces the racism, violence and illegality of migration control policies at the border areas between Ceuta and Melilla...

30/04/2017 - 12:17

Support for the refugee flatshare plan

Human rights. The pilot scheme, promoted by a European organisation, aims to ensure asylum seekers can access housing and build a social network.

24/04/2017 - 12:20

Solidarity travel: how, when and why

Interview. We reflect on cooperation, overseas volunteer work and social transformation with views from three entities.