DIPLOCAT joins campaign in favour of refugees and asylum seekers
Albert Royo recalls Catalonia’s willingness to welcome more refugees
The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat) joined today the campaign “Our home, your home”, driven by a group of independent citizens and Catalan organizations concerned about the present situation of thousands of migrants and displaced people inside and outside the European Union. Diplocat will help to give international visibility to the historic commitment of Catalonia towards asylum and exile as a result of its own recent history.
The campaign declaration, which already has more than 53,600 signatures, has now Diplocat’s support as an entity. The Council also encourages citizens to attend the concert on Saturday and to participate in the demonstration to be held in Barcelona on 18th February under the slogan "No more excuses, welcome now," which is expected to be the most massive rally in Europe for this cause.
Diplocat’s Secretary General, Albert Royo, says that "we are talking about the most important humanitarian crisis since World War II” and that it is "very painful that Catalonia can’t welcome more refugees in spite of its willingness only because Spain won’t allow it".
Last updated: 10 February 2017