May 2011, #spanishrevolution
A large civic movement started to emerge in Spain on 15 May, known as #spanishrevolution. According to some of the movement’s leaders, it was a spontaneous surge of outraged citizens, who decided to gather against injustice, lack of democracy and civic participation, by means of the social networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. The movement rocketed, reaching most of the biggest Spanish cities.
The X solidaria campaign
EAPN Spain and other Spanish NGO platforms launched a campaign, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Social Health, to encourage people to “mark the social x” on their annual tax form, benefiting over 5 million people. Watch the campaign’s video. You can also follow @xsolidaria on Twitter and join the Facebook fan page.
Media guide for journalists: how to report on homelessness
EAPN Spain and EAPN Madrid have designed this guide, which aims to be a tool for journalists and all those who wish to talk about homelessness. “Despite their physical proximity, this group’s situation continues to be one of the least well known by society, which facilitates the perpetuation of the stigma, the prejudices and the false myths that homeless people have traditionally had to bear.”