Friday, 28 March 2008

Interview. Oriol Amorós. Language, jobs and social understanding

In the past year, Oriol Amorós has instigated two of Catalonia's most ambitious immigration projects: the Llei d'acollida and the Pacte Nacional per a la Immigració. The measures are aimed at addressing the influx of migrants by providing newcomers with tools in order to aid their  integration and to reorganise public services so as to offer improved attention to all citizens. The philosophy behind these initiatives is the same that has led Amorós to advocate reducing the proposed period necessary for naturalisation from five to two years and to defend the aules  d'acollida as the most efficient way of promoting integration. (Full story in printed edition).