Spain: FECCOO mobilises students and local communities on World Refugee day

published 18 October 2017 updated 6 December 2021

On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, students from the Instituto de Enseñanza Secundaria La Morería and the Colegio Santa Creu launched an exhibition of the artistic works they have realized as part of a collaborative urban photomontage that will be organised in the coming months in Mislata with FECCOO’s support.

The pictures have been placed on the walls of the institute and on the facade of the House of the Dona, in order to sensitize the entire localcommunity of Mislata on the situation of refugees and the violation of their rights.

The exhibition will be open to the public for a week and then move to various institutions, such as the Center for Refugee Support (CAR) and other educational centers, to reach as many people as possible in the neighborhood. The initiative was applauded by the mayor of Mislata, Carlos Fernández Bielsa.

Begoña López, FECCOO’s coordinator of the projects in Spain, also participated in a debate entitled "Childhood and Refuge", bringing together various organizations and stakeholder working with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees, such as Save the Children, teachers of the educational centers of Mislata, Miquel Ruiz, the pedagogical coordinator of the Colegio Santa Creu, and Ana María Julián, the Councilor for Education.