By Cathy Elelman •
Published: 20 Nov 2019 • 15:00
INTEGRATION: The International Residents deputy made the point foreign residents need to know the language and the legal, judicial and labour issues which concern them.
THE Alicante provincial government has given the green light to move forward on a plan to award subsidies for projects and activities aimed at international residents.
The financing, a total maximum of €178,000 for local councils and €12,000 for other municipal bodies, will be awarded on the basis of the percentage of foreign residents registered in a locality and the kind of proposal put forward.
Contracting, International Residents, Volunteers and Cooperation deputy Juan de Dios Navarro said demand for these proposals has progressively increased in recent years, stressing, “For those citizens from other countries who choose our province to live in it is important to know the language, and the legal, judicial and labour issues which concern them with the aim of achieving full integration, and the Diputación de Alicante wants to back the municipalities in this task.”
The provincial administration said the kind of proposals it was referring to were those which develop foreign resident participation and adaption in a municipality, integration, advice and consultancy services, and awareness-raising campaigns. Also valued are campaigns about registering as residents at town halls and local authority-backed Spanish classes.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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