The GRITIM-UPF Workshop Series are organised at least once a year with the aim of bringing together policymakers, stakeholders, practitioners and academics. The main purpose is to offer a ground for debating common issues in the field of immigration and diversity that demand a policy-oriented response. The final objective is to promote the exchange of knowledge between politics, society and academia.
24th of January: Debating about diversity in political parties
This seminar was a setting to discuss the results of the DIVPOL project: Diversity in Political Parties' Programmes, Organisation and Representation, financed by the European Commission and coordinated in Spain by GRITIM-UPF.
This workshop was conceived in order to cater to the growing interest of academic, political and administrative sectors in immigration discourses at the municipal level in Catalonia. The Workshop is divided into two parts, representing both the political and practical perspectives of the subjects at local level. The first part examines the speeches of political parties through the results of two projects led by members of GRITIM-UPF. The second explores and identifies the different challenges facing those implementing policies relating to this area.
9th March 2011: Responding to immigration challenges: education and citizenship in a plural Spain
The Spanish Launch Event of the European Project ACCEPT PLURALISM was the first workshop of GRITIM-UPF Workshop Series and it received the name of Responding to Immigration Challenges: Education and Citizenship in a Plural Spain. It took place 9 March at Espai Francesca Bonnemaison.
16th December 2011: Local World and Immigration. What becomes news?
The IV Symposium Local World and Immigration. What becomes news?, organized by the Committee for Diversity in the Audovisual Media (Mesa per a la Diversitat en l'Audiovisual) in collaboration with GRITIM-UPF, reflected on how and why some issues pertaining to immigration become visible while others remain invisible, especially at the local level. The general framework of reflection proposed for this Symposium is the relationship between local policies of diversity accommodation and media broadcasting at the national and local levels. The premise is that the primary feature distinguishing immigration management in Catalonia is its focus on the local. The municipal context is more than ever the centre of political attention on immigration issues. The Symposium will consist of an inaugural conference by Jean-Paul Marthoz, professor in Journalism and author of the book Couvrir les migrations, and two round-tables, the first 'The importance of language: immigrants until when?' and the second 'Intercultural cities: how to gain visibility?'.
20th May 2010: How to work against discrimination and racism?
The aim of this workshop is to exchange knowledge and experiences in non-discrimination and anti-racism work and discuss possible policy answers. We will count with the participation of Vera Egenberger - Director of the Bureau for the Implementation of Equal Treatment who was the former Director of the European Roma Rights Centre (ERRC) and the former Director of the European Network against Racism (ENAR) - , Teun van Dijk - professor and researcher on racism and discourse at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and member of GRITIM-UPF - and representatives of Centre Unesco de Catalunya, CIDOB (Programa Migracions), Diputació de Barcelona (Àrea d'Igualtat i Ciutadania), Fundación Secretariado Gitano, Oficina per la No Discriminació (Ajuntament de Barcelona) and SOS Racisme. This workshop is open to all those interested in attending and participating in the discussion.
1st December 2010: Agenda municipal en matèria de gestió de la diversitat
This Workshop was held in the framework of the project under the same title, "Agenda Municipal en material de gestió de la Diversitat", based on a demand by Chair Enric Prat de la Riba, in order to elaborate a report on the local agenda of diversity management.