Catalonia

Isabel Baixeras, the legal expert who drafted the injunction

Isabel Baixeras: “We are the first European nonprofit organisation to denounce the failure to comply with the commitment to receive refugees”

Stop Mare Mortum, and Isabel Baixeras at the helm, demands that the Spanish Government adopts precautionary measures to guarantee the relocations imposed from Brussels before the month of September.

Jelen Amador / Photo: Gencat

Jelen Amador: “You end up believing that going to university will make you less Roma”

Jelen Amador, a 27-year-old PhD student, is a member of the Drom association, aiming to promote access to university for the Roma community by giving informative sessions in high schools.

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How Catalan volunteers celebrate Saint George’s Day around the world?

23 April is UNESCO World Book and Sant Jordi (Saint George’s Day), the love and literature day massively celebrated all over Catalonia. Many groups of Catalan people living abroad are organizing different non-profit activities.

Manuel Fernández Echepares, president of CampusRom / Photo: CampusRom

Manuel Fernández: "If we continue to segregate Roma students, it will be much more difficult for them to access university"

Since last summer, Roma people trying to access higher education have a mutual support network: CampusRom. We interview the network’s president, Manual Fernández Echepares.

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Tapper-app against food waste now launched in Catalonia

It has been created by an association from Cornellà de Llobregat and its main purpose is to reduce food waste and promote the utilisation of daily surplus generated by small businesses and restaurants.

Energy transition, a pressing matter

Any palliative solution will not change the structural causes of the disempowerment of citizens, write Mònica Guiteras and Lourdes Berdié.

Energy transition, a pressing matter

Any palliative solution will not change the structural causes of the disempowerment of citizens, write Mònica Guiteras and Lourdes Berdié.

Entrance to the cinema / Photo: Zumzeig Cinecooperativa

“Our activism focuses on being a window to productions that widen our vision to other realities”

In the neighbourhood of Sants in Barcelona, Zumzeig cinema offers a broad and committed programme in a space for reflexion and sharing. They explain this in this interview.

Class in Mozambique / Photo: Fisiàfrica

Physiotherapy that saves lives

The project Fisiàfrica emerged in the Xarxa Vives d’Universitats (Vives University Network) and aims to reinforce the healthcare systems in the Gambia and Mozambique by training professionals and setting up a physiotherapy system.

Communicate for a (r)evolution

Communicating is much more than just sending a message: we define who we are. And doing this well is a challenge that may turn into a strength that can help organisations in their battle for a social and cultural change.

Rebeca Segura, director of Central Parc / Photo: Central Parc

Rebeca Segura: “We recover unused land to redistribute wealth and generate jobs in organic farming”

The cooperative Central Parc in San Boi “rescues” abandoned spaces in the Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat (Baix Llobregat Agricultural Park) near Barcelona and uses it for social economy projects. The cooperative’s director explains this initiative.

Isa López from Fundació Estany / Photo: Fundació Estany

Isa López: "We perform shows with a social content to overcome prejudice and stereotypes around disabilities"

From Fundació Estany they tell us about DansCapacitats, an inclusive dance project bringing together people with and without disabilities.

A safe kitchen where a new culture of participation is cooking

Scouting in Catalonia has a history of active participation in social movements and turning points in the 20th century, a certain flair for activism. But is that so? Has Scouting as an organisation always been there, pushing?

Food waste / Photograph: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Flickr

Supermarkets tackling food waste, a new trend in Europe

According to the UNEP, a third of the food produced in the world is thrown away.

Marina Rahola, Funding and International Activities Advisor at the Resource Centre for Youth Associations of Barcelona

Marina Rahola: "The know-how learnt by the youths involved in and promoting an international project is unstoppable”

We chat to the advisor for Associative Funding and International Activities from the Resource Centre for Youth Associations of Barcelona (CRAJ), to shed some light on the complex world of European projects and the internationalization of youth associations.

Elisenda Rovira - Coordinator of Mèdia.cat yearbook on Media Blackouts / Photograph: Mèdia.Cat

Elisenda Rovira: "We are under no pressure from any large financer; we owe ourselves to the collective interests of the people supporting us"

We have talked with the coordinator of the "Mèdia.cat yearbook on Media Blackouts" about the health of the media and the health of the journalism.

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