Councillor for Social Services, Carmen Martin, asisitió Wednesday to work the ninth meeting of the Network of Intercultural Cities of Spain, which focused on the issue of refugees and the work plan for 2016
Barcelona welcomed on Wednesday the ninth working meeting of the Network of Intercultural Cities of Spain (RECI) that belongs Cartagena, with twelve other municipalities (Barcelona, â€‹â€‹Sabadell, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Jerez, Castellon, Parla, Fuenlabrada, Getxo, Logrono, Tenerife and Santa Coloma de Gramenet).
This is a joint action of the Council of Europe and the European Commission, supported by the Social Work of La Caixa Foundation.
The meeting was attended by the City of Cartagena, the Councillor for Social Services and Social Mediation, Maria del Carmen Martín del Amor, Coordinator of Social Services, Damián Pérez Olmos and the Immigration Program Coordinator, Lucia Hernandez.
The working session focused on the issue of refugees and the work plan that establishes RECI 2016, linked to the European agenda of actions.
Different calls for programs that in the short term, will drive the European agenda were also seen.
On the issue of refugees the information that has been shared each municipality, as well as being received from the Council of Europe.
Highlighting the interesting contributions of Gemma Pinyol, migration expert and coordinator of the RECI, who encouraged participants to continue with the commitment and to value the work of prevention and social cohesion.
The RECI means the only state space linked to the European Intercultural Cities program, which supports cities in developing appropriate management of cultural diversity. It promotes the culture of diversity among policy makers who manage the municipality and the social partners. established support networks and exchange of experience between the different cities and coordinated with the Council of Europe to carry out the basic principles of human rights and democracy.
The member cities of the network part and develop actions in Europe are set to promote coexistence and intercultural dialogue.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena