Solidarity among cities

16 March 2016


Refuge City

Yesterday we announced that Barcelona had signed direct collaboration agreements with Lesbos and Lampedusa. Today we received the Mayor of Athens at City Hall and we issued a joint appeal to Prime Minster Rajoy: we are requesting the direct city-to-city relocation of refugees, as part of the “CitytoCity” strategy. Spain had committed itself to providing refuge for 17,600 people, but the results of that commitment are the shameful figure of eighteen people. In light of this inexplicable lack of action, we are offering our help from Barcelona. We want to share the responsibility, we want to do more, and we can do more. Solidarity among cities makes us more human, it makes us stronger and more effective.

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This blog features ideas, thoughts and reflections on my daily life as the Mayor of Barcelona.

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