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.

La Fundició Cooperative.

The Europe Creative Culture Program rewards LaFundició cooperative

2018 is the year of European Cultural Heritage and the Europe Creative Culture Program has published the names of the awarded organizations, among which  a Catalan cooperative.

Mayyar Skhaita, asylum seeker and amin character of 'S'ha de fer'

How can we help the refugees?

Amnesty International Catalonia launches Welcome Communities –Comunitats Acollidores, a miniseries that gives real examples of refugees who have started a good new life with the active help of locals.

‘Castellers del Poblesec’: a second family for migrants and expats

They exist since 1999 and they are a good example of integrating association, especially for migrants and expats.

Turtle tangled in a plastic bag. Green Peace.

Single-use plastics won't be a choice in 2030's Europe

A European law is going to ban single-use plastics with the aim to have 55% of recycled or reusable packing by 2030.

The 12th European Congress for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability

The 12th European Congress for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability will be in Barcelona

The European Association for Mental Health in Intellectual Disability (EAMHID) chooses Barcelona as host city for a Congress that will take place from the 23rd to the 25th of May in 2019.

Catalan traditional folk culture in Manresa.   Source: Aplec International Adifolk.

The International Adifolk gathering arrives in Washington

This yearly gathering is an expression of Catalan folk culture around Europe, and also the USA this 2018.