19/04/2017 - 16:34

“I didn’t want my daughters to grow up with bombs overhead”

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.

05/04/2017 - 16:21

The SAIER and ‘Barcelona, Refuge City’, leading projects in Europe

Immigration. The OECD is incorporating the initiatives into their support project for innovative local policies for the reception and inclusion of immigrants and refugees.

28/03/2017 - 11:34

A municipal front by refuge cities

Asylum. A mechanism is put in place for coordination and mutual support to improve help and integration for international asylum seekers.

08/03/2017 - 14:44

Battered by trafficking and exploitation

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.

29/03/2017 - 13:56

Order issued for the Zona Franca internment centre for foreigners to be sealed off

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.

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21/04/2017 - 13:42

The public audience with the city’s youth reaches its final stage

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.

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28/03/2017 - 17:57

Professional associations actively back labour integration for refugees and immigrants

Society. The agreement with the entity representing over a hundred professional bodies in Catalonia helps newly-arrived citizens develop professionally and find work.

22/03/2017 - 12:49

Family reunification strengthens neighbourhood roots

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.

07/03/2017 - 17:23

Municipal coordination in the face of inaction on asylum by the state

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.

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06/03/2017 - 11:18

Barcelona strengthens its bonds with human rights entities in the USA

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.

27/02/2017 - 13:55

Hate speech has no place in public, or on social media

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.