April 2015

Some considerations on the EU membership of Catalonia

Francina Esteve's picture

Regarding the Catalan elections on the 27thof September, one of the issues that the different political parties, the media and the entire citizenry will debate, will be whether a hypothetical independent Catalonia would stay inside or outside the EU. The Advisory Council for the National Transition (CATN) has analysed this issue, knowing that, at that moment, a definitive answer cannot be given. That issue would need political negotiation and no decision would be automatic.

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Volunteering in Catalonia

Francina Alsina's picture

Social volunteering began to be developed and known in Catalonia at the end of the 19th century. However, it was not until the 20th century that the people undertaking such social action were called "volunteers".

The question that always comes to our minds is: why were the organisations created and run by volunteers born? The answer is quite simple: it was done in order to try to bring welfare and solutions to specific needs and matters that society of that time was facing.

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