This Municipal Table arises after the recent adhesion of the City Council of La Laguna to the Network of Refuge Cities and within the framework of a “broad program of actions” that, “as a host municipality and in which the State Administration has installed two macro-camps” , wants to promote “a more humane model through small reception centers, guarantee the well-being of migrants and stand up to racism and xenophobia,” according to the City Council in a press release.
The Councilor for Social Welfare, Rubens Ascanio, highlighted the high participation of entities, groups, organized citizens and administrations, to address joint actions and the municipal reception strategy. Ascanio presides over the Table and it was joined by the General Director of Child and Family Protection of the Government of the Canary Islands, Yolanda Iratxe Serrano. It also included representatives of the municipal corporation, the General Directorate for the Protection of Children and the Family, the University of La Laguna, Primary Care of Tenerife of the SCS, the professional associations of Social Work and Law, and different organizations.
Participating entities included the organizations that manage the Las Raíces and Las Canteras CATEs, as well as CEAR, OIM, ACCEM, Obiten, the Institute for African Studies, Don Bosco Foundation, Coliseo Association, Ataretaco Foundation and Red Cross, among others. .