Spain


In Spain, we had six groups over six sites:

  • Spain, Barcelona, we set up an alternative Leisure Club where we can work as Leisure time instructors to create a better atmosphere for Roma and non-Roma children in the neighbourhood.
  • Spain, Barcelona, we set up a group that could offer nail-painting, children’s face-painting and make-up in public and private events, such as local festivities, or wedding ceremonies.
  • Spain, Metropolitan Ares of Barcelona (group 1) secondary school, our group focused on making the Roma culture visible to all neighbours by organising a large celebration on International Roma day. We made a video representing local people’s knowledge and opinion about the Roma Culture.

In general, the FPC groups decided to make changes in their neighbourhood by promoting Roma culture and making some activities to allow children to express their feelings about some neighbourhood issues:

  • Site 1, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (La Florida), focused on making the Roma culture visible to all neighbours by organising a large celebration on International Roma day. In order to do it, we made a video representing local people’s knowledge and opinion about the Roma Culture. We sewed a very big Roma flag to raise it during the 8th of April at the community center in the neighbourhood. Finally, we celebrated the day with a community dinner, some shows and the screening of the film.
  • Site 2, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (La Mina), the group impulsed some activities in the neighbourhood to promote peace and to break stigmas and prejudices. One of the activities was to ask young people and children to participate in the “wishes tree” where children hanged up their feelings and desires to build a better place all together.
  • Site 3, Metropolitan Area of Barcelona (Sant Roc), decided to promote Roma culture by telling tales and stories to children. They drew and painted the scenaries to invite children representing the Roma theatre play in the neighbourhood.