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CivicTech4Democracy, bringing democracy closer to citizens

This EU global competition rewards projects that have successfully used digital tools to favour democracy.

Action Against Hunger is launching a network to promote social innovation.  Source: Action Against Hunger

New European network to promote social innovation

Action Against Hunger is launching a network in Europe to promote social innovation as a tool to create a more inclusive European labour market.

8 youth workers wanted for a Bosnian exchange related to historical memory

The Youth Council of Barcelona propels a Bosnia working group created by promoting a Cultural Exchange next September.

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

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

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.

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.

#HomelessCensus: how to put an end to homelessness in Europe

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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