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BLOCK 1. Full Citizenship

1.1 Identifying the barriers that make it harder for migrants to exercise their human rights and proposing and/or creating answers that help them to break those barriers down.

1. Presenting to the Full Council Meeting and/or the working groups involved in the rights and immigration studies: the right to vote, to participate, to housing, to family reunification, etc.…

1/12/2016: widespread participation.

Participation of representatives of the CMIB (Barcelona Municipal Immigration Council) in the Working Group for the Widespread Participation Project at Barcelona City Council and the presentation of the project before the Full Council Meeting held on 1/12/2017.

30/11/2017: presentation of the document '68 proposals for ensuring the dignity of domestic work and care work'.

The institutions involved in the Working Group for Ensuring the Dignity of Domestic Work and Care Work presented the proposals aimed at advocating for the rights of domestic and care workers before the Full Council Meeting held on 30 November.

2. Creating advisory and working groups that propose solutions to difficulties and the barriers to exercising human rights.

18/4/2016: meeting of the Government Subdelegation concerning the collapse of booking appointments.

Meeting of members of the Permanent Committee with the Government Subdelegation discuss and resolve the inability to access the appointment booking system to perform operations before the Office for Foreign Nationals (foreign national ID No. and asylum).

18/5/2016: Emergency Opinion Commission (COU) on the right to vote.

The COU met to draw up a memo presented as a municipal Institutional Declaration (press conference on 27/5/2016).

1.2 Suggesting strategies and initiatives that promote equal opportunities for overcoming vulnerabilities from an intersectional perspective.

7. Making proposals, based on a working group, for positive-action measures to improve opportunities for foreign residents (presence in the media, political representation, access to the job market).

26/5/2017: CMIB Permanent Committee contributions to the Government Measure for encouraging access to regularisation and preventing regularisations from lapsing.

15/5/2017: Contributions by the CMIB Permanent Committee 22/5/2017: press conference to present the measure. CMIB Participation. 26/5/2017: presentation of the Government Measure at the Full Council Meeting. The measure contains support actions in terms of recruitment and job placement, in cooperation with Barcelona Activa, to prevent regularisations from lapsing.

30/11/2017: presentation of the document '68 proposals for ensuring the dignity of domestic work and care work'.

The institutions involved in the Working Group for Ensuring the Dignity of Domestic Work and Care Work presented the proposals aimed at advocating for the rights of domestic and care workers before the Full Council Meeting held on 30 November.

1.3 Combating social and institutional racism, discrimination and xenophobia.

10. Taking part in platforms denouncing racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia (organised networks, 21 March, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination).

23/5/2016: promotion of the Right to Nationality platform.

Promotion of this working space to promote networking amongst CMIB organisations with other spaces.

January 2017: participation of members of the CMIB in consultations to draw up a Plan against Islamophobia.

11. Publicising initiatives and campaigns against racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia (linked to the Anti-Rumour Network or other associations and networks).

13/10/2016: invitation to participate in the creation of a Municipal Plan to fight against Islamophobia.

2016: Further information

11/11/2016: Round table 'Building Culture: A youthful, diverse approach”.

27/1/2017: – 27/1: #BCNvsOdi Conference: 'Strategies for combating intolerance on social networks'.

Distribution of information to encourage participation.

18/4/2018: promotion of the campaign by the Anti-Rumour Network #AturemRumors.

Support for the launch of the #AturemRumors campaign to overcome the increase in populist messages and discourse and distribution of the statement.

2017

12. Carrying out awareness-raising initiatives concerning the situation of refugees.

20/6/2016: ceremony commemorating World Refugee Day.

Organisation of an institutional act (mayoress reception and event with testimonies) and vindicatory act (sample of organisations, performances, Biblioteca Vivent...).

20/6/2016: 'Refugees: the faces behind the figures' exhibition.

Creation of this exhibition with testimonies, data from migrant-sending and migrant-receiving countries, applications and concessions in Europe and Spain, factors that enhance vulnerability and stakeholders in the response to accepting migrants.

29/2/2016: distribution of information, 'Refugee' round table at Espai Avinyó.

Email sent with information about the event.

23/10/2016: talk on 'Promoting the job placement of refugees in Barcelona'

In the framework of BCD Barcelona a diverse city.

20/6/2017: ceremony commemorating World Refugee Day.

Collaboration in preparing the event, which was transferred from CMIB to Refuge City in 2017. Participation in the ceremony on 20 June 2017. Refugee exhibition: updated from CMIB and due to be held as part of the BCN Diverse 2017 Meeting.

2017

13. Providing information and training on the current channels for reporting discriminatory situations in the city (Office for Non-Discrimination (OND); Barcelona Ombudsman’s Office; Barcelona Provincial Prosecutor’s Office – Services against Hate Crimes and Discrimination; other associations).

2016: Permanent Committee meeting with the Barcelona public prosecutor. Hate and Discrimination Crimes Service.

Members of the Permanent Committee meet with the public prosecutor to set up an informative/training session targeting CMIB organisations in this field (crime). Agreement reached to coordinate it with a preliminary session with the Mossos d’Esquadra and the Generalitat, regarding administrative offences on the same matter (racism, hate, discrimination, xenophobia). Sessions to be held in the first quarter of 2017.

25/11/2016: dissemination of the 2015 Report by the Barcelona Public Prosecution Service. Hate and discrimination crimes.

15/6/2017: informative session on 'criminal intervention in the event of hate and discrimination crimes'. Hate and Discrimination Crime Public Prosecution and General Directorate of the Police.

This session, led by public prosecutor Miguel Ángel Aguilar and Albert Oliva (Mossos d’Esquadra), was held to impart knowledge and facilitate contact with the organisations and persons involved from the Public Prosecution and the General Directorate of the Police, and to demonstrate the importance and role of reporting crimes to promote and contribute to the fight against discrimination, xenophobia and racism.

30/11/2017: presentation of the Office for Non-Discrimination (OND) before the Full Council Meeting.

The director of the Office for Non-Discrimination presented this service to the Council’s Full Council Meeting, in addition to the Government Measure adopted last July to provide this channel for reporting discrimination with new resources.

2017

14. Creating a protocol for collecting, conveying and monitoring discrimination situations, administrative difficulties and other situations involving the infringement of rights affecting immigrants.

15. Applying current strategies and creating new ones, as well as carrying out initiatives aimed at resolving and reporting discrimination situations, combating rumours and raising awareness about the value of diversity in building the city.

23/10/2016: different activities implemented in the framework of BCD Barcelona a diverse city.

In the framework of BCD Barcelona a diverse city, a wide range of actions have been carried out to this end: – Biblioteca Vivent – I’m not racist, but... (Activity as part of the Anti-Rumour range of actions) – 2016 The nationality odyssey: enhancing the visibility of barriers in accessing nationality – From X to Y, violence close at hand: violence against women and migrant women – Talks and debates: transgender people and the job market, domestic and care workers, political participation of young people, refugees and the job market...

15/6/2017: informative session on 'criminal intervention in the event of hate and discrimination crimes'. Hate and Discrimination Crime Public Prosecution and General Directorate of the Police.

2017

16. Collaborating in institutional, awareness-raising initiatives aimed at municipal services for preventing and fighting against racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia.

January 2017: invitation to the presentation of the Plan against Islamophobia.

Participation of CMIB members in consultations to draw up the plan.

15/6/2017: informative session on 'criminal intervention in the event of hate and discrimination crimes'. Hate and Discrimination Crime Public Prosecution and General Directorate of the Police.

Carried out with a view to encourage reporting discrimination and contributing to the fight against discrimination, xenophobia and racism. Information on the OND, the Office for Non-Discrimination.

1/12/2016: presentation of the Municipal Plan to fight Islamophobia at the Full Council Meeting.

At the Full Council Meeting of the Council, the Government Measure that forms part of the Municipal Plan to fight Islamophobia was presented.

January 2017: invitation to the presentation of the Municipal plan against Islamophobia.

Council institutions were invited to the presentation of the Plan against Islamophobia.

1.4 Supporting the creation of a common discourse and raising its profile.

2017

17. Promoting association participation in the Emergency Opinion Commission (COU), in advisory groups and committees which can be created (providing advance information for contextualising issues).

25/10/2016: COU concerning the closure of the alien internment centre

18/5/2016: COU right to vote and non-instrumentalisation of immigration in elections.

March-June 2017: Working Group on Domestic and Care Work.

  • 20/3/2017: creation with a diverse group. Agreement of working objectives.
  • Objective: create a document containing proposals and the CMIB Statement.
  • May 2017: start of operating groups. Two subgroups were created: A. Labour and Social Security. B. Social recognition, health and training/empowerment.
  • Preliminary information was provided by specialists in each field.
  • Schedule: Working Group meetings between May and October 2017. Preparation of the statement to present at the BCN a Diverse City meeting (22/10/2017) and the document to be presented and approved at the Full Council Meeting on 30/11/2017.

June 2017: preparation of the Statement to ensure the dignity and visibility of domestic and care work.

The Working Group for Domestic and Care Work will prepare a proposed statement, presented to the wider group and the different factions of the Immigration Council to receive contributions and for approval and subsequent dissemination at the BCN a Diverse City meeting in October 2017.

2017

18. Preparing communiqués concerning the CMIB's position on important issues which negatively affect immigrants (Immigration Law, alien internment centre, refugees, human trafficking, discrimination and employment exploitation, racism and xenophobia).

18/5/2016: communiqué for full citizenship: right to vote and the non-instrumentalisation of immigration.

26/10/2016: Statement requiring the closure of the alien internment centre

Document produced on 1 August and revised on 26 October.

June 2017: preparation of the Statement to ensure the dignity and visibility of domestic and care work.

The Working Group for Domestic and Care Work is preparing a proposed manifesto, which is due to be presented to the wider group and the different factions of the Immigration Council to receive contributions and for approval and subsequent dissemination at the BCN a Diverse City meeting in October 2017.

22/10/2017: presentation of the CMIB Statement for ensuring the dignity of domestic work and care work.

Within the framework of the BCN a Diverse City meeting, in addition to other actions, the statement agreed upon by the CMIB will be read out at the Full Council Meeting.

22/3/2018: communication of the rejection of the syllabus proposed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and the Ministry of Defence.

Emergency Opinion Commission reflects the CMIB’s rejection, considering irregular immigration as a threat to values.

2017

19. Promoting institutional declarations from Full Council Meetings, on issues that the CMIB considers to be especially important, and adopting the necessary measures for ensuring compliance with them.

27/10/2016: CBS Social Welfare Council adheres to the statement for the closure of the alien internment centre.

The Deputy Chairman of the CMIB explains the statement, drawn up demanding the closure of the alien internment centre and the CBS approves adhering to the statement.

18/5/2016: institutional declaration for full citizenship: right to vote and non-instrumentalisation in elections.

March-June 2017: Working Group on Domestic and Care Work.

  • 20/3/2017: creation with a diverse group. Agreement of working objectives.
  • Objective: create a document containing proposals and the CMIB Statement.
  • 9/5/2017: start of operating groups. Two subgroups were created: A. Labour and Social Security. B. Social recognition, health and training/empowerment with meetings scheduled between May and October 2017.
  • Schedule: preparation of the statement to present at the BCN a Diverse City meeting (22/10/2017) and the document which is presented and approved at the Full Council Meeting on 30/11/2017.
 

22/12/2017: institutional declaration for ensuring the dignity of domestic work and care work.

The CMIB led the presentation and approval of an institutional declaration for ensuring the dignity of domestic work and care work at the Full Meeting of Barcelona City Council.

20. Raising the profile of the CMIB’s position in two ways: internally, through member organisations, and externally, through institutions, the media, other organisations and the general public.

18/2/2016: statement sent on procedure for granting Spanish nationality on the grounds of residency (CMIB and reception agencies network) to the Ministry of Justice (Subdirectorate General of Registers and Notaries Public).

Letter sent from the Deputy Mayor, Jaume Asens, to the Subdirector General of Nationality and Civil Status explaining the CMIB’s concerns about the granting of Spanish nationality on the grounds of residency and the statement drawn up.

December 2016: press conference. Analysis of compliance with the 67 proposals.

With the involvement of the Commissioner for Immigration, Interculturality and Diversity, the Deputy Chairman and legal experts from the Commission.

25/4/2018: communication of adhesion to the declaration of the Municipal Council for Cooperation to support Proactiva Open Arms.

By means of the agreement approved by the Permanent Committee, the CMIB declares its support for Proactiva Open Arms.

1.5 Guaranteeing up-to-date information on political, social and legal changes to public policies that affect migrants.

2017

21. Holding informative sessions on issues that affect the exercising of rights.

23/10/2016: talks and debates in the framework of BCD Barcelona a Diverse City.

Talks and debates: transgender people and the job market, domestic and care workers, political participation of young people, refugees and the job market...

15/6/2017: informative session on 'criminal intervention in the event of hate and discrimination crimes'. Hate and Discrimination Crime Public Prosecution and General Directorate of the Police.

22/10/2018: auditorium programme for the Barcelona a Diverse City meeting.

Within the framework of the meeting, the CMIB statement for ensuring the dignity of domestic work and care work was read out, a series of round tables was organised at the auditorium and the documentary entitled <em>The reality of domestic work.</em> <em>Ensuring dignity and raising awareness </em>was presented.

22. Publicising information, materials and talks organised by the Administration and other institutions on issues of interest.

2016: Information of interest and materials sent, talks held.

  • Interculturality: bulletin, Espai Avinyó, journalism workshops, other actions.
  • City Council Participation Workshops 21 and 22 October 2016.   
  • Plan to fight against hate speech, October 2016.
  • IMEB conference: Multilingualism and diversity, October 2016.
  • Night of Religions, September 2016.
  • Diagnosis on participation of Latin American women, September 2016.
  • 25/4 Current human rights challenges: Ombudsman addressing threats (specific session on human rights and migrants and refugees), April 2016.
  • 25/5: Ecuador solidarity event, April 2016
  • 12/4 CITE informational talk on the changes to the process for obtaining nationality.
  • 5/4 SAIER training sessions on passing the constitutional and sociocultural knowledge exam for obtaining Spanish nationality.
  • 16/2 Mail SARA programme Spaces for personal and pre-occupational growth for immigrants: workshops for promoting the social and occupational participation of migrant women of working age, with a minimum knowledge of Spanish and that need assistance in their inclusion in the job market.
 

1st half of 2017: information of interest and materials sent, talks held.

  • 16/6: 'Direct democracy' workshop
  • 16/6: Procomuns 2017 Forum, collaborative economies
  • 12/6: 'From civic behaviour to law in the city' workshops
  • 29/5: 'Ensuring essential needs are covered' conference
  • 24/5: 'Representing Municipal Council Assembly' workshop
  • 19/5: Subsidy for projects that promote the neighbourhood economy, Barcelona Activa
  • 12/5: informative session on housing in Ciutat Vella
  • 8/5: provisional ruling on subsidies
  • 27/4: informative memo on the Diversity Festival
  • 27/4: Women and Sport Awards
  • 30/3: 'Feminist economy: institutional action and social battles' workshop
  • 28/3: 'Alien internment centres and deportation: guarantee mechanisms and alternatives' workshop
  • 6/3: Invitation to 8 March Award ceremony
  • 9/2: presentation of the Manual on incorporating gender perspectives and equality measures for associations
  • 27/1: BCNvsOdi conferences: 'Strategies for combating intolerance on social networks'.
  • 24/1: final report on the participation and Latin American women submitted
  • March/April: draft of the proposed New Participation Regulation (versions)
  • 1st half: information on the training actions under modules B and C of the reception law
 

16/11/2017: E-invoicing training session.

Faced with the requirement of all invoices issued to the City Council being issued online from 2018 onwards, a training session was held on how to submit invoices online.

10/1/2018: informative session on the general call for subsidies at Barcelona City Council.

A presentation was made to the CMIB concerning the general call for subsidies for district and city projects, activities and services in 2018.

23. Providing information on international networks which are working on the issue of immigration and where Barcelona City Council is playing a role.

April/May 2017: advisory group for the Urban Agenda for the EU project.

Participation required in order to create an Advisory Committee for migrants and refugees in cooperation with European cities. – 24/4/2017: participation at the preparatory meeting in Barcelona. – 17/5/2017: participation of working groups in Amsterdam.

1.6 Promoting participation from the CMIB and member organisations in platforms for defining public policies, and especially municipal policies.

24. Listing participation platforms where member organisations are active, so that they can act as a vehicle for discussions and the CMIB’s demands.

25. Seeking and defining participation platforms of interest, promoting the participation of CMIB’s representatives, to attend and monitor them (at the suggestion of the Standing Committee, the Participation Committee and other requests).

April/May 2017: advisory group for the Urban Agenda for the EU project.

Participation required in order to create an Advisory Committee for migrants and refugees in cooperation with European cities.

24/4/2017: participation at the preparatory meeting in Barcelona.

17/5/2017: participation of working groups in Amsterdam.

26/5/2017: CMIB Permanent Committee contributions to the Government Measure for encouraging access to regularisation and preventing regularisations from lapsing.

15/5/2017: contributions by the CMIB Permanent Committee.

22/5/2017: press release to present the measure. CMIB Participation.

26/5/2017: presentation of the Government Measure at the Full Council Meeting. The measure contains support actions in terms of recruitment and job placement, in cooperation with BCN Activa, to prevent regularisations from lapsing.

5/7/2017: presentation of the diverse participation in the city diagnosis to the Full Council Meeting.

In the Deputy Chair report, participation spaces in the city and how institutions can get involved in them were addressed.

26. Providing information on the goals and operations of public participation platforms in Barcelona and making organisations aware of the participation platforms in their own territories.

15/11/2016: promotion of the 'Shaping Gràcia' participatory process.

Information on the participatory process concerning the joint production of projects submitted.

March-June 2017: New citizen participation regulations.

  • Submission of documentation on preparatory versions.
  • Information and participation. Permanent Committee on 23/5/2017.
  • Information about ways of contributing.
  • Invitation to the Municipal Council Assembly’s working group.

30-11-2017: Presentació al Plenari de les noves normes de participació ciutadana.

The new channels and mechanisms of citizen participation at Barcelona City Council were presented at the Full Council Meeting.

2017

27. Creating new communication channels with political players from the various public authorities, especially with the relevant Commissioner and Deputy Mayor's Office.

January-June 2017: communication with political stakeholders.

Visits and meetings between the Commissioner for Immigration, Interculturality and Diversity and CMIB organisations. The Commissioner heads the CMIB’s Permanent Committee, providing the space for exchanges.

BLOCK 2. Interculturality

2.1 Raising the profiles of migrants and the CMIB’s organisations as a part of the population that wishes to take part and are taking part in the building of the city.

2017

28. Holding an annual meeting of organisations in order to showcase diversity and interaction with the general public

23/10/2016: BCD Barcelona a Diverse City, 2016 meeting of CMIB organisations.

This year, around 9,500 people were in attendance, with 37 organisations participating and 64 activities carried out (segmented activities, workshops, games, actions, talks/debates, Biblioteca Vivent, Anti-Rumour Catalogue activity).

April-June 2017: preparation of the 2017 BCN a Diverse City meeting.

  • Naming agreement: BCN a Diverse City meeting, working groups: meetings of the general group and groups by segment. Proposed topics:
  • Full citizenship: o Different activities, round tables, workshops, games, theatre... relating to ensuring the dignity and visibility of domestic and care work. o Others: cooperative activities: mutual support, refuge, exhibition, data, harassment, fair treatment and institutional abuse, among others.
  • Interculturality: recognition and visibility (dances, gastronomy, music and literature).
  • To promote the interaction between institutions, progress is expected to be made on the relationship dynamics between organisations and segments (speed dating format).
  • Battling stereotypes: Biblioteca Vivent, Anti-Rumour catalogue and agents...

22/10/2017: BCD Barcelona a Diverse City, 2017 meeting of CMIB organisations.

In 2017, around 11,000 people attended the meeting and 38 organisations were involved, organising more than sixty activities, many relating to this year’s topic: Ensuring the dignity of domestic and care work.

2017

29. Promoting and calling for the representation and visibility of people of various backgrounds in the municipal media and other platforms. 2017

5/10/2016: promotion of the 'Diverse journalism, transformational journalism' workshop.

Information and follow-up with institutions associated with this topic.

2018: approval of the Government Measure to foster the participation of people of diverse cultural origins and backgrounds in participation channels.

One of the working blocks of the Government Measure addresses the actions within the field of the media to promote more representation and visibility of people from different backgrounds.

30. Showcasing the knowledge of people from various backgrounds on a variety of issues and not just those concerning immigration.

March 2017: prevention of sexism advisory group.

Work session with CMIB organisations in collaboration with the Department of Feminism. Contributions from organisations.

April/May 2017: advisory group for the Urban Agenda for the EU project.

Participation required in order to create an Advisory Committee for migrants and refugees in cooperation with European cities.

24/4/2017: participation at the preparatory meeting in Barcelona.

17/5/2017: participation of working groups in Amsterdam.

26/5/2017: CMIB Permanent Committee contributions to the Government Measure for encouraging access to regularisation and preventing regularisations from lapsing.

15/5/2017: contributions by the CMIB Permanent Committee.

22/5/2017: press release to present the measure. CMIB Participation.

26/5/2017: presentation of the Government Measure at the Full Council Meeting. The measure contains support actions in terms of recruitment and job placement, in cooperation with BCN Activa, to prevent regularisations from lapsing.

2017: submission of information on the BCN Interculturality Plan.

May. 'Interculturality Policies' round table. April. Universal dialogues (ageing). March. World Water Day conference 'Water: a common good? Tools and resistance for sovereignty'.

31. Providing information on the knowledge activities of residents from different backgrounds, promoted and implemented under the BCN Interculturality Plan.

2016: Promotion of activities to raise awareness amongst neighbours from different origins (BCN Interculturality bulletin; Espai Avinyó activities).

Resending of the email on the BCN Interculturality bulletin and Espai Avinyó activities.

25/11 Ukranian community

11/11 Bangladeshi community

27/10: Death. Different rites, common experience

25/3: Nigerian community

28/1: Chinese New Year

2017. Promotion of activities and programme of the Espai Avinyó.

April. Round table on 'Anti-gypsyism'. March. Round table with Arab artists (Espai Avinyó).

2.2 Promoting relations between CMIB organisations and social and institutional players in the city and its districts.

32. Creating work spaces or conferences with social players from areas of interest which foster relations between organisations.

March-June 2017: Working Group for Domestic and Care Work open to other organisations.

The following have been opened up and organisations involved in this field that are not represented on the Council participate in them: Round Table involving Domestic Work Organisations, Network of Organisations for Fair Domestic Work.

33. Where necessary, inviting players from the annually-chosen subject area to take part in the meeting of organisations.

23/10/2016: participation of agents involved in the cooperative, social and solidarity economy in 2016 BCD Barcelona a Diverse City.

  • In the framework of this activity, a round table/debate has been organised with:
  • Honduras Social Cultural Association (CAF project).
  • Los Ríos Cultural Association, Alencop (mutual society of the association), and Alencop cooperative (cooperative formed by foreigners dedicated to collecting scrap iron).
  • Representative of the Cooperative, Social and Solidarity Economy Directorate at Barcelona City Council.

2017 meeting: organisations associated with domestic work expected to take part.

Organisations associated with domestic and care work not represented on the Council were invited to take part: Round Table of Domestic Work Organisations (Sindillar), Network of Organisations for Fair Domestic Work (Anem per Feina, Poble-sec per a Tothom), professionals specialising in this field.

22/10/2017: auditorium for the BCN a Diverse City meeting.

The auditorium for the meeting organised a total of four round tables, to which representatives of the different groups involved in ensuring the dignity of domestic and care work were invited. This year, different legal experts, trade unions, organisations, representatives from Barcelona City Council, contractors and subcontractors dedicated to domestic work participated.

2017

34. Providing visibility to the CMIB’s organisations in the Municipal Authority’s various areas and services and especially in local educational institutions and players.

March 2017: prevention of sexism advisory group.

March 2017: prevention of sexism advisory group.

26/5/2017: CMIB Permanent Committee contributions to the Government Measure for encouraging access to regularisation and preventing regularisations from lapsing.

15/5/2017: contributions by the CMIB Permanent Committee.

22/5/2017: press release to present the measure. CMIB Participation.

26/5/2017: presentation of the Government Measure at the Full Council Meeting. The measure contains support actions in terms of recruitment and job placement, in cooperation with BCN Activa, to prevent regularisations from lapsing.

2.3 Taking part in defining the policies and strategies concerning the interculturality and community life of city residents.

35. Encouraging the CMIB’s organisations to take part in city discussions concerning interculturality and to report on it.

2016: bulletin on the BCN Interculturality Plan sent.

2017. submission of information on the BCN Interculturality Plan.

May. 'Interculturality Policies' round table. April. Universal dialogues (ageing). March. World Water Day conference 'Water: a common good? Tools and resistance for sovereignty' Monthly. Intercultural programme April Espai Avinyó.

2017

36. Creating a meeting space between the CMIB’s Standing Committee and the Intercultural Network’s Governing Committee and seeking synergies for fostering influence.36. Creating a meeting space between the CMIB’s Standing Committee and the Intercultural Network’s Governing Committee and seeking synergies for fostering influence.

37. Searching for ways of discussing community life in districts and promoting participation in them and reporting on them.

2.4 Encouraging and enabling the CMIB’s organisations to take part in the BCN Interculturality Plan’s inter-cultural projects

38. Providing information on the BCN Interculturality Plan’s various initiatives and specifically those concerning the Anti-Rumour Network.

2016: periodic bulletin on the BCN Interculturality Plan sent.

Sent by email.

2016-2017: Sending of activities performed by Espai Avinyó.

Sent by email.

18/4/2018: promotion of the #AturemRumors campaign organised by the Anti-Rumour Network communication group.

The campaign encompasses different actions and initiatives and is accompanied by a statement that can be adhered to.

39. Implementing initiatives alongside the Anti-Rumour Network to combat negative rumours about migrants.

23/10/2016: activities as part of the Anti-Rumour Catalogue in the framework of BCD Barcelona a diverse city.

Biblioteca Vivent – I’m not racist, but...

2017 meeting: expected participation in the 2017 BCN a Diverse City meeting. Stone rumours and anti-rumour agents.

BLOCK 3. Promoting and supporting associations

3.1 Promoting empowerment mechanisms and political influence within association dynamics, in the CMIB’s representational platforms and other areas of interest in the city.

40. For training in political leadership, communication strategies and citizen participation.

10/2/2016: promotion of 'Activa’t! Community tools for social transformation'.

Activity addressed at young people.

2018: Training Committee

Creation of the Training Committee, open to both CMIB organisations and external organisations, to decide on training actions that should be promoted by the Council. Over the course of the year, the training initiatives that receive most votes from all those proposed will be rolled out, including participatory leadership training and training aimed at the community and internal democracy and participation.

41. Enabling the creation of small support and mentoring groups, to encourage association participation in various policy-decision platforms.

2018: approval of the Government Measure to foster the participation of people of diverse cultural origins and backgrounds in participation channels.

Different actions and lines of work under the Government Measure are aimed at promoting the participation of organisations in political decision-making spaces.

42. Promoting the inclusion of the CMIB’s organisations in association registers and in the city's association networks (General file for the Citizens’ Associations, Citizen Agreement for an inclusive Barcelona).

2016-18: Plan to strengthen the CMIB.

Via Bara-Bara, a plan to strengthen the Council’s organisations is being managed: activities include, but are not limited to, advice and training about how to interact with the Administration and how to keep the organisation’s documentation up to date, in addition to their entry into the different registers.

3.2 Strengthening the CMIB's association network by conveying and providing information and training.

43. Launching and coordinating training initiatives created by a training committee made up of the associations concerned, as well as initiatives that may arise from the CMIB’s other bodies or working groups.

16/11/2017: E-invoicing training session.

In collaboration with the CMPG, an e-invoice training session will be held, given that it is compulsory to submit all invoices issued to Barcelona City Council online.

10/1/2018: Informative session on the general call for subsidies at Barcelona City Council.

An informative session was dedicated to new developments and criteria to be considered in the call for subsidies.

2018: Training Committee

Creation of the Training Committee, open to both CMIB organisations and external organisations, to decide on training actions that should be promoted by the Council. Over the course of the year, different training initiatives were organised.

44. Facilitating the creation of training proposals based in the expertise of the CMIB's associations.

6/4/2018: sending of CMIB training survey for 2018.

Using this survey, organisations can introduce their main areas of expertise in terms of offering training to other Council organisations.

45. Providing information on the city’s training resources.

2016-2017: information sent on Torre Jussana.

Sending of Torre Jussana bulletin and reinforcing it, highlighting specific information (advisory guides on different association topics, training...).

2016: sending of information on training under the BCN Interculturality Plan.

31/5: Design of projects with an intercultural perspective.

2017: sending of information on training under the BCN Interculturality Plan.

  • 22/3: training of people responsible for catalysing intercultural actions.
  • 24/2: training of anti-rumour agents: interculturality, a response to rumours and stereotypes.

2017: information on the training actions under modules B and C of the reception law.

2016-18: sending of information.

The Council’s Secretary is responsible for promoting all actions and training resources available in the city, in addition to the acts, seminars and other information of interest.

46. Maintaining the Plan for strengthening associations and diversifying the content of training courses.

2016: continuity of the strengthening Plan

  • Advice: 40 people and 65 hours;
  • Continued training of organisations: 37 people and 48.5 hours;
  • Open compatibility training: 19 people and 6 hours.

2017: Continuity of the strengthening plan in the first half of the year.

2018: Strengthening plan.

Via Bara-Bara, a plan to strengthen the Council’s organisations is being managed: this year, Bara-Bara has been included in the Training Committee, so as to provide direct contact and first-hand information on the training needs of the Council and how to adapt the strengthening plan to these needs.

47. Providing information on cultural public-participation platforms (the La Mercè Festivities, Carnival, the Three Kings’ Parade).

2016-2017: sending of participation forms for organisations as part of the La Mercè Festivities (Associa’t).

Sending of reminder email to organisations with the deadline.

2017. submission of information on intercultural and participatory activities in the city.

  • Interculturality: bulletin, Espai Avinyó, other actions.
  • 6/3: participation at 8 March Award ceremony.
  • 12/1: Chinese New Year. – March. Participation in Associa’t (La Mercè Festivities).

16/4/2018: promotion of the 'Associa’t a la Festa 2018' campaign as part of the La Mercè festivities.

All Council organisations have been informed of the deadlines and the procedure for signing up and participating in 'Associa’t a la Festa'.

3.3 Creating interaction platforms between the CMIB’s associations which promote mutual collaboration.

48. Creating information and exchange platforms on issues of interest (refuge and asylum, employment, foreign residents).

23/5/2016: promotion of the Right to Nationality platform.

49. Supporting the creation of a website for publicising association activities, set up and run by a communication committee made up of interested associations.

1/12/2016: digital bulletin of CMIB organisations.

2018: relaunch of the CMIB website.

Over the course of 2018, the Council’s website will be adapted to update it to the format used by other municipal websites and updating its content.

50. Creating initiatives that facilitate interaction between associations, under the framework of the meeting of associations and other groups, and which further the CMIB’s mutual knowledge and cohesion.

23/10/2016: creation of spaces for debate in the framework of BCD Barcelona a Diverse City.

Round tables and talks have been held both in the auditorium and the segment spaces.

2017 meeting: agreement to carry out mutual knowledge activities between organisations and segments.

Participation dynamics (speed dating format, with exchange of information, needs and offers).

22/10/2017: creation of debate and exchange spaces in the framework of BCD Barcelona a Diverse City.

Four round tables have been held at the BCN a Diverse City meeting auditorium and mutual knowledge and cohesion on the Council have been promoted as part of a speed-dating session between member organisations.

3.4 Raising the profile of our city’s diversity and promoting the recognition of the work and good practices carried out in the area of immigration.

51. Lending recognition, through the CMIB Award, to the work carried out in the city by an association or project concerning immigration.

6/7/2016: call and organisation of the 8th CMIB Award ceremony.

In July, the start of the call under the title 'Economic and employment strategies structured around diversity' was published in the Official Gazette of the Province. Two proposals were presented and the Award ceremony was held on 16 December (to coincide with International Migrants Day).

April-July: preparation, call and promotion of the 9th CMIB Award.

In 2017, it is dedicated to ensuring the dignity and visibility of domestic and care work.

18/12/2017: 9th CMIB Award ceremony.

Coinciding with International Migrant Day, the CMIB Award ceremony was held in recognition of the best project submitted in the field of ensuring the dignity of domestic and care work. Recognition was also lent to the Council member organisation that had most worked on the topic of the year. The winning organisations were Mujeres Pa’lante and Centro Boliviano Catalán, respectively.

52. Making a video and files for the website every year, offering a sample of the projects entered for the Award.

16/12/2016: editing a video with a sample of the proposals submitted for the 2016 Award.

18/12/2017: editing a video with a sample of the proposals submitted for the 2017 Award.

As is the case each year, a short summary video was presented with all projects submitted for the CMIB Award.

53. Periodically updating and publicising the CMIB's association catalogue.

23/10/2016: updating the 2016 catalogue.

54. Regularly updating association files on the CMIB’s website and providing links to websites.

2017: link to the list of Council member organisations with the corresponding websites and social networks.

BLOCK 4. Internal running

4.1 Fostering internal participation

55. Creating work committees with the associations concerned to improve the Council’s running (participation, communication and training)

1/6/2016: creation of the Communication Committee.

In July, this committee was set up to start work with BCD Barcelona a Diverse City. The initiative was created by the CMIB working group with the initial objective of creating a bulletin managed by the organisations themselves.

16/6/2016: creation of the Participation Committee.

This group’s objective is to work to promote the internal participation of the CMIB, in addition to coordinating with other groups, councils and spaces for participation in the city. Association with the project on diverse participation at Barcelona City Council.

5/7/2016: informative meeting and proposal of joint actions with the Anti-Rumour Network Communication Committee.

2018: Training Committee

Creation of the Training Committee, open to both CMIB organisations and external organisations, to decide on training actions that should be promoted by the Council. Over the course of the year, the training initiatives that receive most votes from all those proposed will be rolled out.

56. Defining and enabling work procedures and methods in advance, along with the planned meetings calendar.

2017. Preliminary submission of working information.

  • Working Group on Domestic and Care Work
  • Working Group for the Preparation of the BCN a Diverse City meeting
  • Permanent Committee and Full Council Meeting (to define objectives)

13/2/2018: presentation of the CMIB work calendar before the Permanent Committee.

The work plan for 2018 was presented before the Permanent Committee, in addition to the main details to be taken into consideration.

57. Identifying internal-participation difficulties (working group timetables, length of meetings) and fostering inclusive methods as well as diversifying their channels.

58. Promoting the inclusion of new associations in the CMIB which reflect the diversity of origins present in the city.

30/11/2017: new Council member

During the Full Council Meeting, the Federation of Honduran Associations in Catalonia was officially incorporated as a member.

4.2 Documenting and showcasing the CMIB's work.

59. Documenting the CMIB’s activities through minutes, work documents, and uploading them onto the website.

2016-2017: meeting minutes: submission and online.

2016-2017: work documents: submission.

2018: relaunch of the CMIB website.

Over the course of 2018, the Council’s website will be adapted to update it to the format used by other municipal websites and updating its content.

60. Implementing possible action proposals from the Communication Committee.

1/12/2016: digital bulletin of CMIB organisations.

Definition, structuring and proposal of a digital bulletin, presentation with the framework of the December 2016 Full Council Meeting.

61. Creating a space in Full Council Meetings for conveying the work being done both by the Standing Committee and by the other committees created to all the associations (Participation, Communication and Training).

July 2017. Deputy Chair Report.

Includes the Permanent Committee activity and another internal activity.

62. Publishing a quarterly digital newsletter that includes general information on the Council and work committee activities.

4.3 Rethinking and diversifying internal communication channels

63. Creating a CMIB mailbox that enables proposals to be collected on issues of interest, consultations, requests, suggestions.

2018: relaunch of the CMIB website.

The new website is due to have an inbox where proposals and suggestions can be made.

64. Diversifying the channels for convening meetings and confirming attendance at work meetings.

2016-2017: reminders of meetings via WhatsApp.

Meeting invitation sent via email and reminder sent via WhatsApp.

2016-2017: email sent with meeting invitation.

2016: section dedicated to meetings created on the website.

2016-2017: assistance follow-up over the phone.

65. Designing a strategy for making the Council’s website more accessible and with a higher profile.

2018: relaunch of the CMIB website.

Over the course of 2018, the Council’s website will be adapted to update it to the format used by other municipal websites and updating its content.