European Youth Portal
Information and opportunities for young people across Europe.

Immigrants resources in Spain (II).

Recursos para inmigrantes a nivel nacional
Recursos para inmigrantes a nivel nacional
We continue with the resources available to the authorities of Spain to help immigrants in their adaptation.

At national level the main responsibility is the Secretary General of Immigration and Emigration within the Ministry of Employment and Social Security, but the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality also provides important services to immigrants.

We started with the social services, which are about service provision of basic social needs of citizens. All municipalities have a Spanish delegation and directing their work to the entire population oriented to take care social needs and promote the social integration of citizens services and also making financial contributions to guarantee minimum for subsistence.


Another of the fundamental aspects that performs this ministry is to work for the equality of rights. First service offers you the knowledge of the legal framework in Spain on discrimination, and provide information on how it produces and the different types out there. In 2003 an organization was created to combat ethnic or racial discrimination Council called for the promotion of equal treatment and non-discrimination against persons on racial or ethnic origin.
One of the main functions of the Council is to provide independent assistance to victims of discrimination in pursuing their complaints
If you want to know where your nearest office click here


Within social Service other important aspects such as gender violence and trafficking of women they also work. In 2004 a law of Integral Protection Measures against Gender Violence defines domestic violence as they believe that, "as a manifestation of discrimination, inequality and power relations of men over women is exerted on them by those who are or have been a spouse or who are or have been linked to them by similar affective relations, without cohabitation "and" includes any act of physical and psychological violence, including assaults sexual freedom, threats, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty. "

In this section you will find resources should suffer such violence as well as tools to identify it.

Other aspects that are working within this ministry is the youth. This work is done through the Youth Institute (Injuve) which is a public agency whose main activity aims to promote actions for the benefit of young people.


Written by Eurodesk Qualified Multiplier, Ayuntamiento de Leganés

Published: Mon, 25/11/2013 - 12:23

Tweet Button: 

Related links

Info for young people in the western balkans

Need expert help or advice?

Ask us!