Welcoming spaces picked up by local news in Soria, Spain

From 27 September to 1 October, the International PhD School on Migration and Socio-ecological Change took place organised by Utrecht University´s Focus Area on Migration & Societal Change and the International Development Studies Group of the Human Geography and Spatial Planning department at the Faculty of Geosciences, in collaboration with Fundación Cepaim in Soria and the partners of the Welcoming Spaces Consortium.

How to contribute to fair and sustainable development of European localities other than large metropolis while at the same time offering a welcoming space for non-EU migrants to pursue their life projects?

It led to many inspiring discussions and reflections and field visits to Yanguas and San Esteban de Gormaz, where migrants became part of new future perspectives in an area marked by severe depopulation and social innovation.

At our last day the local news visited the closing symposium: ¿Puede la emigración paliar el problema de la despoblación?