Ideas, strategies and projects that give rise to pilot projects. They tackle the challenges raised by the stakeholders involved and which are found in particular places in Barcelona or Medellín.
There is an unending battle taking place between the natural environment and increasing urban development on the mountainsides of Medellín. The situation is especially critical on the upper parts of the northern and the central eastern slopes of the valley, where there is a high degree of geological risk. In these places, informal developments are going up as a direct consequence of the state’s inability to guarantee access to housing for all the new residents arriving in the city. In these circumstances, the mountains represent the natural destination of those who have moved from the countryside but are unable to find a home in the city.
Casa Vida is a shelter for children and teenagers who have been subjected to sexual abuse or exploitation. Its aims are to ensure that their rights and those of their families are restored over the course of various phases (shelter, long-term residence, empowerment, independence and follow-up) and to facilitate a process of integrated interaction that will enable them to join society thanks to a range of strategies and programmes implemented by educators, mediators and other professionals.