The Constitutional Commission of the Congress of Deputies in Madrid, approved the reform of the Organic Law of General Electoral Regime (LOREG) with 36 votes in favor and just one abstention.
The CODISCAT (Consell de la Discapacitat de Catalunya) meets, with the presence of President Quim Torra, the Councilor for Treball, Afers Socials and Chakir El Homrani Family, President of Cocarmi António Guillén and Down Catalunya
Actor and presenter Fermí Fernández will be this year, the person in charge of presenting the 10th solidarity day “Fent Amics” that Down Catalunya celebrates every year in PortAventura and that this time will be next October 6.
For the tenth consecutive year, he returns to PortAventura World “Making Friends with Down Catalunya”. The appointment, open to everyone and to as many more people, will take place on Saturday, October 6. Last year you accompanied us many people and this year we want many more.
Down Catalunya is happy to announce the incorporation this month of two new organisations from Barcelona city, Familia AMIC and Fundación Cromosuma. With them, there are now nine foundations or associations that are members of the federation.
In 2017 Down Catalunya initiated the creation of an Institutional Gender Equality Plan that is planned to be completed at the end of 2018. This Equality Plan includes a gender diagnosis in of the internal functioning of Down Catalunya and its federated entities
The General Assembly of the Cocarmi has unanimously re-elected Antonio Guillén as president of the organization for the next four years, as well as the rest of the members of the board of directors. Pilar Sanjuán represents Down Catalunya on the board.
Catalan filmmaker Mireia Ros has presented a 60-minute documentary about the daily life of a group of young people with Down syndrome at the Malaga Festival. This project comes out from the film workshop that Mireia Ros taught to these eight youngsters in 2015.
Down Catalunya has obtained the seal of the Lealtad Foundation, a hallmark that identifies NGOs that comply with the 9 principles of transparency and best practices. It is the result of a rigorous analysis of the entities that it accredits with the aim of strengthening the confidence of donors.
A group of 10 young Catalans with Down syndrome or other intellectual disabilities is preparing for an unprecedented experience in their lives. In mid-January 2018 they will make a 10-day stay in Rome, invited by the group of young people who run the pizzeria La Locanda dei Girasoli.