MATERIALES DE APOYO A LA ACOGIDA

MATERIALS DE SUPORT A L'ACOLLIDA

The Department of Social Welfare and Family  (Departament de Benestar Social i Família) of the Government of Catalonia through the Directorate General of Immigration (Direcció General per a la Immigració) edited a collection of 6 DVDs for supporting the reception of newcomers to Catalonia. The main objective is to provide information about Catalonia and Catalan society, as well as the organization and functioning of public systems. Each DVD is on a different matter. The first presents Catalonia and Catalan society, its history, the political organization and competence framework, language, traditions and customs, etc. The other five DVDs offer basic information about the organization, access, features, rights and obligations of users of the following public services: employment, housing and social life, health, education and social services.

This DVD initiative was in the process of Law and was one of the projects included in the Global Welcoming Program of the Citizenship and Immigration Plan 2005-2008.

Edited 3000 units were distributed among local professionals and organizations with hosting tasks. Each DVD lasts 15 to 20 minutes. Then, you can review the different materials in each of the 10 languages available.