60 sub-Saharan migrants reach Barcelona in a legal safe way

‘Stop Mare Mortum’ claims media coverage of migration is poor and policies need to change

‘Stop Mare Mortum’ platform denounces the intended media coverage of the 60 sub-Saharan migrants’ arrival in Barcelona’s harbour

Source: Joel Mesas

Touching base to preserve the roots

We talk to the newly-created Berlin human tower group and the consolidated “Kangaroos” in Sydney on how it feels to live away from home.

A young girl working in the project.   Source: Ajuntament de Sant Boi

ARTaboo, community art and social inclusion

Youths from four European countries will paint a collective work of urban art dedicated to mental diseases.

These type of programmes require a long preparation.  Source: La Víbria

La Víbria Intercultural will be hosting 100 youths this July from a range of international projects

This youth association from Terrassa will be working with youths from 21 different EU countries, for 3 Erasmus+ projects to encourage inter-cultural experiences and critical thinking, among other goals.

Associations and festivities; a school to improve society

As part of the ecosystem of festivities we find organizations, associations and foundations that play a key role in the development of festivities. Beyond doubt, the association model is a good school to train persons and build a fairer society.

Victòria Pagès.       Source: MSF

Victòria Pagès: "The sense of community in Sub-Saharan Africa is developed, but there is still a need to articulate the defence of local interests "

Our protagonist tells us about her personal experiences on the ground with Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

A Catalan volunteer and a Palestinian peasant in the West Bank

ACPau and Palestinian Farmers Union: ecological agriculture against occupation

The collaborative project between an ACPau brigades and a Palestinian peasant Organization begins to see its first sustainable fruits grow

Holidays in peace.  Source:Cooperació Osona-Sàhara

Crowdfunding to finance the “Holidays in Peace” project to host Sahrawi children

Cooperació Osona-Sàhara has launched this campaign so that children from the Tindouf refugee camp can spend the summer in Catalonia.

Without International action, Southern Cameroons will be the new Rwanda

The République du Cameroun’s military have been throwing bombs, killing people with impunity, raping university students and burning villages down in Southern Cameroons. 

The arms trade and conflict

In 2015, EU countries broke the law with weapons export licences

The Catalan Organization Delàs Centre of Studies for Peace launches a report on weapon exportation from EU countries to 20 countries that were the setting of 29 tense situations in 2015.

Romest network against Eastern Romanis' invisibilization.

Francina Planas: "Censing minority communities is a synonym for discrimination"

‘Vincle’ is the Catalan word for ‘bounding’, and it is also the name of a local association that work with issues related to housing, community life and immigration issues. 

The Open University of Catalonia has offered scholarships to 61 refugees

Since 2016, 61 refugees or asylum seekers have benefited from Open University of Catalonia (UOC)’s virtual classes.

20th June, no new proposals and old demands to be rescued: ensuring the right to migrate

Although the issue of refugees is more present today than in 2015, it still goes unnoticed, and only hits the headlines when many people die, or to stir up a controversy.

Highlights

The night between the 5th and the 6th of June the Catalan Foundation for the rights of the homeless Arrels took some of its volunteers to the streets of Barcelona. Here are the results of the homeless census.