What would the world be like if we had no prejudice of each other based on where we were born and what we looked like?

By Asociación La Bolina

Ibriham Sow, asylum seeker from Guinea Conakry, asked this question during a video co-creation workshop on SDG #10 Reduced Inequalities; which inspired 20 migrants, refugees and locals to make a film on fighting prejudice and celebrating diversity in Granada, Spain.

This was one of the 12 activities in Refugee Week Granada June 2018 – designed to raise awareness and inspire action around the Sustainable Development Goals through activities such as theatre, sports, a symposium and a giant picnic with ecological food grown and prepared by refugees. The week was enjoyed by more than 400 people across the city, newcomers and locals alike and proved that refugees and migrants are contributing positively to the city and to the SDGs.

Refugee Week was supported by the EU funded project Make Europe Sustainable for All and coordinated by Association La Bolina who integrate refugees, migrants and locals, regenerate land, lives and cultures and create sustainable livelihoods, economies and communities.

On top of the many friendships that grew during Refugee Week, a partnership formed between La Bolina, Granada University, NGOs and Vamos Granada the regional government thanks to ColaborAcion a day where migrants, refugees, public and private sector and civil society shared perspectives on how to ‘create dignified and sustainable livelihoods for migrants and refugees in Granada’ resulting in the development of a pilot entrepreneurship scheme for sustainable collective-enterprising between migrants and locals.

Association La Bolina’s vision is a dynamic and thriving multicultural and ecological revolution in the rural area where we live, which creates new sustainable livelihoods for locals and newcomers (particularly refugees and migrants), regenerates the ecosystem and celebrates cultural diversity. Find out more: www.labolina.org

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