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Open Cultural Center (OCC)

We are a non-profit organisation active in Spain and Greece. Together with our community of volunteers, we work to support the inclusion of people with a migration background. All our work is carried out in close collaboration with our local and international partners.

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Our projects in Spain

In Spain, OCC’s work primarily takes place in Barcelona, home to our three main programs: MigraCode, CodeWomen, and the Language Lab. We also operate in Moianès region, where we implement Youth 4 All.

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Our projects in Greece

In Greece, OCC is located in Polykastro, near the Greek-Macedonian border and 4km from the Nea Kavala refugee camp. We offer a variety of programs to support camp residents, such as a bus service, a kindergarten, a Women's Space, and classes for children and adults.

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Crete and Gavdos: the possibility of a new smuggling route and the hypocrisy behind migration agreements

Historically, boats that leave Libya generally have gone to Italy. However, during the past months, more and more ships from the North African country have reached Greece, in the two islands of Crete and Gavdos.
Once again, the agreements so-called “deterrents” are only increasing injustice at the borders.

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The externalisation of EU borders: The imperative need for intercultural interaction

In this article, and linked to our previous one about externalisation of EU borders, we show how the importance of intercultural interaction within Europe through our project “INTEgreat”.

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The EU’s externalisation of border control policies

As the European Union signs more and more migration deals with countries outside of the Schengen area and of Europe, we reflect upon the effect of this externalisation of EU borders.

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