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A family picture of the organisation backing Barcelona's European Capital of Volunteering (by P. Solà)

03 March 2014 07:52 PM

Barcelona starts European Volunteering Capital term by announcing 30 events

On Monday, Barcelona launched its term as first European Volunteering Capital, which will feature more than 30 events spread throughout the year, combining activities created especially for the occasion and traditional celebrations. Among the...

Marc Marginedas hugging his sister at El Prat Airport (by El Periódico)

03 March 2014 07:16 PM

Journalist Marc Marginedas back in Barcelona after 6 months of captivity in Syria

On Sunday evening, almost 6 months after having been kidnapped in Syria, Marc Marginedas, El Periódico de Catalunya’s war correspondent, arrived at Barcelona El Prat Airport in a plane of the Spanish Air...

Catalan Oncologist Joan Massagué has shed light on the biological mechanisms used by cancer cells to metastasise in the brain.

28 February 2014 05:10 PM

Scientific study directed by Dr. Joan Massagué uncovers the mechanisms of brain metastasis

A scientific research conducted at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Centre in New-York, and directed by Catalan Oncologist Joan Massagué has shed light on the biological mechanisms used by cancer cells to metastasise in the brain. The study,...

FOCIR's website (by FOCIR / ACN)

27 February 2014 08:34 PM

Catalan Public Diplomacy Council promotes the projection of civil society organisations abroad

The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat) has launched its first call for applications for ‘Grants for the International Projection of Catalan Civil Society Organisations’, designed to cover the participation costs of...

The presentation of the study at the Mobile World Congress (by L. Roma)

25 February 2014 07:27 PM

Pope Francis, the world leader with the greatest success on Twitter

Within a year, Pope Francis’ Twitter account, @Pontifex, has reached 12 million followers while his tweets are 4 times more re-tweeted than the ones of U.S. President Barack Obama. Indeed, each of Pope Francis’ messages generates an...

Some of Sant Pau Hospital's Art-Nouveau pavillions (by Robert Ramos / Fundació Privada Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau)

24 February 2014 10:00 PM

Barcelona unveils Art-Nouveau Hospital de Sant Pau premises after a 5-year renovation

The premises of Barcelona’s Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, the largest Art-Nouveau structure in Europe, were unveiled on Monday by the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, the Vice President of the European Commission,...

The new facilities of the ICN2 (by J. Pujolar)

19 February 2014 12:41 PM

Catalan Institute of Nanoscience sets up its new headquarters at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) has set up its new headquarters at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) campus. The new faculties are located in a 6,000 square meter building with 40 laboratories,...

Spain’s Supreme Court insists on making Spanish a language of instruction in Catalonia (by ACN)

18 February 2014 07:52 PM

Spain’s Supreme Court insists on making Spanish a language of instruction in Catalonia

The Spanish Supreme Court has ruled against the Catalan school model again. The model, which is based on the linguistic immersion principle, has been in place since the mid-1980s and totally guarantees the pupils’ knowledge of both...

A Catalan Police car (by ACN)

13 February 2014 07:25 PM

Catalan Police Mossos d’Esquadra to have an Ethic Committee

The Catalan Ministry of Home Affairs has constituted an Ethics Committee for the Catalan Police Force, called Mossos d’Esquadra. It will be chaired by Francesc Torralba, Director of Applied Ethics at Barcelona’s...

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