Every year the Immigration Council chooses a main theme, proposed by member entities through a participatory process and agreed with the Standing Committee, which it works on throughout the year, at the Gathering, Awards and other participatory events or formats.

The theme for 2024 is:

Young people of diverse origins in Barcelona

The Council has chosen this topic because, although it is a relatively new reality, it is emerging strongly and it is necessary to know and address it. This is a population group that is increasing and will continue to do so in the coming years, and requires actions and intervention strategies.

Other years

2023 - Young people of diverse origins in Barcelona (I)

2022 - Participation

2021 - For an anti-racist Barcelona (II)

2020 - For an anti-racist Barcelona (I)

The CMIB chose this subject for 2019.

Faced with a future issue like this, the CMIB set out to pave the way and anticipate the reality of the coming years. There are already many communities that have been in Barcelona for many years, and a progressive phenomenon of regrouping of elderly migrants is taking place.

Notable initiatives:


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2019 - Aging and migrated people

The CMIB chose this subject for 2018.

It is an issue that affects the entire population but especially migrants in their daily lives and in their rights and opportunities, through specific obstacles such as Spain’s Immigration Act and situations where their official papers are not in order, or the discrimination and often racism they suffer, among other things.

Notable initiatives:


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2018 - Immigrants and discrimination in the right to housing

The Council chose this as the central issue for 2017, on the initiative of several associations aware of the injustice at both the employment and social level regarding the rights of people working in this sector, who are mostly women and foreign-national immigrants.

The following initiatives aimed at the goals of dignifying, awareness-raising and social recognition were carried out:


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2017 - Bringing dignity to domestic and care work

2016 was dedicated to search for tailor made strategies and actions to take into account group needs related to job search, development and improvement of competence. To adjust itineraries to identifieed interests and needs, a continuous task of cooperation and communication with the entities must be carried out to build each formative proposal.

Notable initiatives:


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2016 - Economic and employment strategies through diversity

The right to vote is one of the central aspects of citizenship, because it defines who is part of the community and who can choose their representatives. From the Municipal Immigration Council of Barcelona, the problem of the right to vote of foreigners has been studied to help to the recognition of full citizenship, and therefore, to the right to active and passive suffrage of community residents and Extracommunity to all electoral contests in Spain.

Notable initiatives:


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2015 - Right to vote and full citizenship

2014 - Social inclusion

2013 - Employment training

2012 - Commerce and entrepreneurship

2010 - AMPAs [Student Parent Associations]