Societat Oberta is a space to share views on Human Rights, democracy, freedom of speech, migration and no discrimination. It is meant to serve citizens, local activists and organizations, and social movements committed to the defence of human rights and liberties. Its goal is to be a space for debates, trainings, critical reflection, discovery, and exchange of experiences and strategies.
The Espai is not just a physical space; it is designed with the future in mind – for events organized with journalists who want to be trained and to explain their views about our society, and for debates among activists, organizations, and social movements that are devoted to changing the city for the better.
Our events aim to promote issues such as:
Human Rights: We support organizations, movements, and activists working at all levels – local, national and international – to defence human rights.
Democracy: We are committed to greater democratic participation in policymaking. We believe democratic governance must be transparent, inclusive, and accountable to the people.
Freedom of speech: We encourage visitors to discuss how to strengthen speech rights and to explore how free speech can promote values such as pluralism and diversity
Migrants Rights: We believe in defending the rights of migrants and supporting those activists and journalists who document cases where migrants’ rights were violated or ignored. We also support projects focused on integrating into their new host countries.
Antidiscrimination: We support all efforts to call out and uproot structural racism, and we seek to provide a forum where activists who monitor and organize against racism and discrimination can meet and exchange ideas.