The initiative, which is supported by the City Council of Sant Feliu de Llobregat and funded by the Catalonian Agency for Development Cooperation, has worked on the role of the local world and the refugees in the processes of peace building and post-conflict reconstruction.
From April 2016 to April 2017, the UB Solidarity Foundation coordinated the project “Mare Nostrum. Local solidarity, plural dialogue and construction of peace from exile“, whose objective was to contribute to the incorporation of a multidimensional vision of refugees in local entities as actors who legitimize the right to peace and its construction.
“Mare Nostrum” has been articulated into three strategic fields of action: the training, analysis and spreading of the causes of the conflict as well as the role of the local world and the refugees in the post-conflict peace building and reconstruction in the host societies.
More specifically, the activities supported by the project have been as follows:
- Training of trainers, aimed at local grassroots entities and also at the local public administration within the framework of a pilot project in Sant Feliu de Llobregat.
- In-depth and opinion articles on the origins and causes of the conflict, available for online consultation at the Solidarity Observatory website.
- Good practice guide on community participation and solidarity with refugees.
- Photographic exhibition, which can be consulted in a PDF file here. Interested institutions and equipments can apply writing at email@example.com or by calling at +34 93 403 55 38.
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The project is part of the call for grants from the Catalan Fund 2015 for projects to raise awareness and education for development within the campaign to support the accepting of refugees in transit to Europe who are victims of armed conflicts in the Mediterranean.