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A caption from the 'Study in Catalonia' website (by ACN / gencat.cat)

30 May 2012 12:02 AM

‘Study in Catalonia’ presented at an international education fair in Houston

Catalan universities are present at the Annual Conference and Expo of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), which is the world’s largest event of its kind. The conference is organised in the United States and this year’s edition...
A corridor in the Zona Franca CIE (by E. Rosanas)

25 May 2012 01:46 AM

Controversy surrounds Barcelona’s Immigrant Internment Centre after an intern’s death last January

The death of a Guinean intern in the Immigrant Internment Centre (CIE) in Barcelona last January, plus the recent prohibition by the Spanish Government’s Delegate in Catalonia to allow the Catalan Ombudsman to visit the facilities of the centre,...
Child poverty increased in Catalonia between 2008 to 2010 (by R. Pagano)

24 May 2012 11:25 PM

Child poverty in Catalonia increased from 18.5% to 23.8% between 2008 to 2010

Unicef has released a study revealing that children and youngsters are some of the most vulnerable people hit by the crisis. The study stresses that they are the future of any society. Between 2008 and 2010, child poverty in Catalonia increased by...
The demonstration in Barcelona (by O. Campuzano)

22 May 2012 08:31 PM

Massive demonstration in Barcelona in defence of public education

Teachers, administrative staff, students and parents have protested against budget cuts by the Spanish and Catalan Governments affecting primary, secondary and university education. The protest was organised throughout Spain. In Barcelona, 25,000...
One of the congress' sessions, held this Monday (by X. Pi)

21 May 2012 11:14 PM

Olot hosts over a hundred international experts in volcanic landscapes management

From May 21st to 25th the First International Congress about Management and Disclosure of Protected Volcanic Landscapes, Volcandpark, is taking place in Olot, in Central Catalonia. The event will project the Garrotxa Natural Park's Volcanic Zone.
A demonstration of how one of ICO's radiotherapy machine works (by B. Cazorla)

21 May 2012 11:04 PM

The Catalan Oncology Institute gets maximum international distinction for its fight against tobacco

The centre received the ‘Gold Level Award’ from the Global Network for Tobacco Health Care Services, thanks to its fight against the effects of smoking. The jury emphasised the training given to both hospital workers and patients in order to...
A street of Sant Sadurní d'Anoia (by J. Polinario)

17 May 2012 05:56 PM

Network of ‘anti-hearsay agents’ to end topics about immigrants

The Catalan town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia aims to deploy agents to counterbalance prejudices and stereotypes concerning its foreign residents, with the aim to prevent conflicts and promote mutual understanding The foreign community represents...
An assembly on Plaça Catalunya, held on Monday afternoon (by G. Sánchez)

15 May 2012 01:55 AM

The ‘Spanish revolution’ returns with greater support and more organised demands

The 15-M Movement, also known as ‘The Indignados’, ‘The Outraged’, or ‘the Spanish Revolution’, which occupied squares throughout Spain in May and June 2011, celebrates its first anniversary. Last summer protesters abandoned the...
Some of the renovated Art-Nouveau pavillions, located next to the new hospital building (by Fundació Hospital de Sant Pau)

14 May 2012 11:16 PM

Barcelona opts to be the UN world organisation for water management’s permanent base

The Catalan capital proposes an Art Nouveau pavilion in the former Sant Pau Hospital, located near the Sagrada Familia, as the organisation’s headquarters. The former St Pau Hospital pavilions will host in a few months several international...
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