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ABOUT US

BCitizeN is a non-profit and non-partisan association, made up mostly of foreigners living in Barcelona, who share democratic values ​​and defense of freedom, whatever their origins or political views.

BCitizeN consists of foreigners who have been welcomed here and have chosen Barcelona to develop a period of  their lives. They feeel they are citizens of Barcelona and Catalonia and want to contribute to its economic, social and cultural growth.

BCitizeN is based on the idea that having a foreign nationality is perfectly compatible and complementary with being Catalan, since the identity of each person is made up of overlapping layers and no layer removes any previous ones.

Its aim is to provide people from different backgrounds with a way of participating in the social and political debate of the model of city we want for the future of Barcelona and Catalonia.

BCitizeN Barcelona is aimed at all those people from all over Europe and elsewhere who want to bring innovation, knowledge and experience to build a city that is more fair, sustainable, integrated, competitive and better prepared to face the world.

BCitizeN is a forum for proposals and debate by the Citizens of Barcelona.

Witnesses

Ella Mogler

Germany

Quan vaig venir aquí - al setembre d’enguany faran 25 anys - sabia molt poc el castellà i no tenia ni idea que era el català. Sempre m’han agradat els idiomes, m’encanta estudiar llengües i hi tinc facilitat. Així que quan m’explicaven que aquí es parlava el català, de seguida em vaig apuntar a un curs. M’interessava per l’idioma, la gent, la cultura i la història. Voler integrar-me i formar part de la societat em semblava el més normal del món. Aviat coneixia gent d’aquí, feia amistats, cosa per la qual em sentia encara més a gust i integrada a Catalunya. Sóc alemanya i sempre ho seré, però aquí a Barcelona havia trobat el que jo anomeno casa meva. Sempre volia estar al dia del que passava aquí i no estranya llavors que en algun moment decidís de participar activament en la vida social, cultural, política de Barcelona i/o Catalunya. La foto meva és del dia que vaig arribar aqui, el dia de la Mercè, el 24 de setembre de 1992.

Humberto Gonzalez

USA

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