On May 17 took place the second session of the Cycle of lectures on the legal and social situation of young unaccompanied migrants in Catalonia. It was organized by the Office of the Club of Rome in Barcelona and it took place at the Palau Macaya in Barcelona.

It was also organised by the Faculty of Law of the UAB and the Institute of European Studies (IEE) of the same University; all this within the framework of the activities that are being developed within the University Observatory on Unaccompanied Minors in Catalonia, of which the IEE is a founding member.

The event was chaired by Jaume Lanaspa, President of the Club of Rome Office in Barcelona, ​​and by Dr. María Carmen Gete-Alonso, Professor of Civil Law at the UAB. The presentation was given by Ms. Ester Cabanes, General Director of Attention to Children and Adolescents of Catalonia. Her presentation was entitled “Collaboration between the Spanish State, the autonomous communities and the countries of origin: a matter of co-responsibility “, and she set out the basic lines of the” Catalan Strategy for Acollidation and Inclusion of Infants and Young Emigrants Sols”(January 2019). The speaker stressed that the arrival of these young people is an opportunity, and not a problem, reiterating the need for a reform of the immigration regulations that offers a future to young ex-ward.

After her intervention, an interesting debate took place among the people who had been invited, belonging to the UAB Faculty of Law (professors and lecturers who are members of the Observatory), the Mossos d’Esquadra Corps (Juvenile Police Station), as well as non-profit entities such as UNICEF, Red Cross, Spanish Commission for Refugee Aid, Sicar-Cat and In-Via.

Next session of the Cycle of Presentations: Palau Macaya in Barcelona, ​​Monday June 7, 2021, 6pm. Speakers: Doctors María Carmen Gete-Alonso and Judith Solé, both Professors of Civil Law at the UAB. Title of the presentation: “Unaccompanied foreign minors before the mirror of the regulations for the protection of children and adolescents”.