Can Europe Make It?

'Migrants are here, they are living, and we have to guarantee their human rights'

Laia Ortiz discusses how Barcelona is trying to forge its own progressive integration policy for refugees, despite the constraints put on it by the Spanish government and the European Union.

Laia Ortiz
13 December 2016

Laia Ortiz is the Deputy Mayor for Social Rights at the City of Barcelona, and a close ally of Mayor Ada Colau. She discusses how Barcelona is trying to forge its own progressive integration policy for refugees, despite the constraints put on it by the Spanish government and the European Union.

Filmed at EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum, Athens, 17-19 October 2016.

Rainforest defenders: How to fight the climate crisis from the ground up

Too often the people of the Amazon are seen as victims, but there are young local activists who defend their lands and communities – and are succeeding. openDemocracy has just won a major award for telling their stories in striking, beautiful photography and video.

Join us for a free live discussion on 28 January at 5pm UK time/12pm ET.

Hear from:

Pablo Albarenga Sony World Photographer of the Year, 2020

Francesc Badia i Dalmases Director, democraciaAbierta – openDemocracy's Latin America project

Nora Moraga-Lewy Rainforest Journalism Fund manager, Pulitzer Center

Chair: Mary Fitzgerald Editor-in-chief, openDemocracy

Get weekly updates on Europe A thoughtful weekly email of economic, political, social and cultural developments from the storm-tossed continent. Join the conversation: get our weekly email

Comments

We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram WhatsApp yourData