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Tue, 18 Dec


Tetuán Sociocultural Center

Immigrant Day Claim

Immigrant Human Rights - Borders Only Exist in the Mind

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Immigrant Day Claim
Immigrant Day Claim

Time & Location

18 Dec 2018, 12:00 – 20:30

Tetuán Sociocultural Center, Calle de Bravo Murillo, 251, 28020 Madrid, Spain

About the event


12:00 h: Presentation of the day in a Press Conference on the occasion of International Migrant Day:

  • Immigrant Day Claim December 18
  • Tetuan, one of the most intercultural districts of Madrid.
  • New Citizenship Platform recalls the need to promote the right to vote.


  • Mauricio Valiente, third deputy mayor of Madrid City Council.
  • Álvaro Zuleta Cortés, president of Aculco
  • Abdelaziz Allaouzi Abakkouy, head of Ibn Battuta. Madrid
  • Luis Arribas, president of the Tetuan Local Forum
  • Carolina Elías, president of Sedoac
  • Yolanda Villavicencio, president of Aesco


18:30 to 20:30: Colloquium Talk

  • -Colombia: The peace process after the undeclared war.
  • Visual exposure: Half a century of conflict.

Organized by: Tetuan Local Forum (Intercultural Community Coexistence and Human Rights Board) and ACULCO.


Tetouan District Board - Tierra Solidaria, CONIBEROAMÉRICA - confederation of Latin American Associations, Equatorial Guinea and the Philippines, Intercultural Platform.


Press conference, December 18 at 11:00 a.m.

The Local Forum of Tetuan of the City Council of Madrid, through the Intercultural Community Coexistence and Human Rights Board, and the entities Aculco, Confederation of Latin American Associations, Equatorial Guinea and the Philippines “CONIBEROAMERICA”, Active Domestic Service Association (Sedoac), Balkans of Bulgaria, Ibn Battuta Foundation, Canon Humano Sociocultural Association, LVC Intercultural Platform, María José Guadalupe Invidentes de Colombia Association, Paraguayan Association of the Virgin Choir of Caacupe, Madrid Resident Musicians Association, Neighbors Association and Huerta de la Ventilla, CEAR ( Spanish Refugee Aid Commission), Latin American Women Network, Peruvian Roots, Aesco, Association of Moroccan Immigrant Workers (ATIM) and Amnesty International celebrate International Migrant Day with the relaunch of the “New Citizenship” Platform of these associations. immigrants and their decalogue, as well as the defense of the right to vote of nations third-country nationals, citizens with long-term residence in Spain and immigrants with dual nationality.

This forum, on the occasion of International Migrant Day, recognizes the contribution of more than 258 million migrants around the world and aims to celebrate its dynamism.

Tetuan is a special district that has the two most multicultural neighborhoods in Madrid with a percentage of the population of new citizens that exceeds 22%, such as Berruguete and Bellas Vistas.


  1. Promote an open and inclusive citizen registration campaign for the 2019 municipal elections.
  2. Raise awareness among political parties and Spanish administrations of the importance of campaigns seeking until January 15 the mass registration of long-term resident citizens who meet the requirements required by law to vote in the next election.
  3. Promote coordinated action by immigrant associations and civil society organizations claiming the right to vote for immigrants.
  4. Introduce the concept of new citizens and international communities living in Spain and who want to participate and consolidate as a new social political force in this country.
  5. Encourage the participation of citizens of dual nationality who do not feel involved in the political decisions being taken in this country.
  6. Open spaces for direct political participation and invite Spanish parties to open their electoral lists to the participation of citizens of foreign origin but resident in Spain.
  7. Raise awareness about the problems of integration and participation of international groups, more than 170 nationalities present in the state and who suffer from problems in access to health, housing, education, care for public services in general and precariousness majority employment in immigrant groups in all Spanish autonomous communities.
  8. Promote investment in third countries in order to promote their development.
  9. Open the European space to participation in social, political, legal, cultural and presence networks in the 27 states of the European Union.
  10. Achieve coordination and political coherence with European citizens residing in Spain and with citizens who continue to suffer exclusion for being from another country.

More information:

Tfno General Aculco Madrid: 91 598 23 14.

  • 676 408 189 (Communication Aculco)
  • 661 05 43 53 (Presidency of Aculco, Álvaro Zuleta Cortés)
  • 608 26 30 88 (Address of Aculco, Iván Santos)


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