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Solidarity UB promotes a series of webinars on the migrants and refugees in a time of pandemic

The cycle “Solidarity and human rights in the time of COVID-19” is built up by four free sessions, to take place from April 29 to May 20.

The cycle “Solidarity and human rights in the time of COVID-19” is built up by four free sessions, to take place from April 29 to May 20.

28/04/2020

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“Solidarity and human rights in the time of COVID-19” is the title of the cycle of four webinars promoted by the UB Solidarity Foundation. The aim is to debate and analyse the consequences of the pandemic in collectives of migrants and refugees, and ease an exchange of good practises between the workers in the field of cooperation and support. The four sessions are free and will take place from April 29 to May 20, from 12 to 1 noon.

 

The cycle will start on Wednesday, April 29, with a first webinar dedicated to the situation of unaccompanied migrants since the health crisis started in Catalonia. Participants are Carme Panchón, assistant director of the Institute of Professional Development (IDP-ICE) and lecturer at the Faculty of Education, and Zouhair Zammouri, educator and president of the association Superacció, who was requested by the Barcelona City Council to open a center for unaccompanied minors during the COVID-19 crisis. This will also give voice to a young migrant from a shelter center in Catalonia. The activity is organized in collaboration with Ladefe.cat and registrations are still open.

The second session, to take place on Monday, May 11, will debate on the actions and responses from different fields regarding the risk of contagion and spread of COVID-19 in refugee camps. Among the speakers are Maria Jesus Vega Pascual, speakerperson and head of the Communication area in the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Spain, and Roger Subira, Congolese student selected from the program Universitat Refugi (UB and Barcelona City Council), who follows the lessons from the course on the transition to university from the refugee camp where he lives, in Uganda, since he could not get to the city once the lockdown and state of alarm were announced.

On Wednesday, May 13, the third webinar will take place and will treat the current management of the situation of the refugees in the host universities. Participants are Cati Jerez, coordinator of the Support program of the University of Barcelona for refugees and people from conflict areas, and Ana Gamba, coordinator of the working subgroup on refugees in CRUE and expert on implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the Office of Solidarity and Cooperation Action of the Autonomous University of Madrid.

The cycle finishes on Wednesday, May 20, with a session dedicated to the technical staff on cooperation and solidarity in the local Catalan administrations in order to identify key elements for mutual work and support.

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