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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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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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Read the TOCL Newsletter #4

TOCL (‘Translation of Cultural Language’) is a European project coordinated by Open Cultural Center. It combines culture and language learning to facilitate the inclusion of migrant and refugee communities into local communities.

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Women in Nea Kavala Camp: voices of resilience

In refugee camps like the one in Nea Kavala, Northern Greece, the condition of women is often eclipsed, unheard. But despite the daily challenges and struggles, their lives and experiences tell stories of resilience.

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