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17/01/2019 - 18:19

Support for ‘Open Arms’ to get back to saving lives in the Mediterranean

Refuge City. The Mayor has written to the Ministry of Public Works, demanding that the organisation’s boat retained in the port be allowed to sail.

13/12/2018 - 12:40

Education for refugees, a basic right

Human rights. UNESCO is organising a meeting in the city to debate and exchange experiences.

13/12/2018 - 12:30

The culture of welcome as a means for combatting hate speech

Awareness. The Refugees Welcome platform gets backing from the European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) to promote the culture of welcome. How will it proceed?

12/12/2018 - 10:18

Cities are and will be the safeguards of people’s rights

Human rights. The Conference of Cities for Rights brings together experts from around the world to reflect on and discuss the role of cities as places of resistance against the hate speeches that are being promoted by the extreme...

10/12/2018 - 18:26

Umbral: refuge, criticism and art fill the metro

Culture. Thirteen stations are acting as a space for reflection to stir people’s consciences.

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28/11/2018 - 12:23

When airports are the first point of reception

Reception. Summary of the main conclusions from the meeting ‘International protection and human trafficking at European airports. Challenges for detection, support and reception in international zones’.

27/11/2018 - 10:58

“At seventeen I was a refugee and a volunteer worker at the same time”

Interview. We spoke to Amin Hadian, an Iranian in Barcelona seeking political asylum after spending time in Greece, where he did volunteer work with fellow refugees.

19/11/2018 - 12:36

Why take part in volunteer schemes working with refugees?

Volunteer work. In the last nine months, 225 people have volunteered to collaborate with NGOs working with people seeking international protection.

14/11/2018 - 11:37

The right to refuge, one of the main themes at the international conference ‘Cities for Rights’

Human rights. The conference marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 20th anniversary of the European Conference of Cities for Human Rights.

07/11/2018 - 20:31

Refuge cities from the Spanish state demand resources to dignify the reception process

City Council. Thirteen cities met in Madrid and shared successful experiences in handling asylum at a municipal level.

05/11/2018 - 12:50

Activism in the neighbourhoods: a commitment to refuge and reception

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.

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