About Us

Catnova is a non-profit association founded 15 years ago and since then it serves people in vulnerable situations in Barcelona with special attention to women, unemployed people and people over 45 years old, over 60 years old immigrants. We collaborate in their social and occupational inclusion, we promote their personal growth and values, their reinvention, empowerment, social and cultural participation, promoting equal rights, duties and opportunities.

Our innovative actions are based on valuing and caring for people. We work in a network with companies and public and private entities with the aim of achieving the transformation towards an intercultural, prosperous and increasingly fair and supportive society.

Mission

Promote social changes favoring equal rights, duties and opportunities for all, fostering social and occupational inclusion, the growth of skills and the development of the professional careers of vulnerable people, especially immigrants.

Vision

From the migratory experience, the Catnova team dreams of the materialization of an increasingly fair, diverse and sustainable society in which our entity is a benchmark for its participation in promoting the comprehensive development of the most vulnerable people and as an agent active in the generation of social support networks.

Values

  • Innovation
  • Transparency
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Solidarity
  • Authenticity
  • Responsibility
  • Professionalism
  • Interculturalism
  • Democratization

Purpose

  • Training and occupational inclusion.
  • Continuous innovation.
  • Promotion, development and updating of digital tools.
  • Reception, information and integration of Latin American immigrants.
  • Promoting labor autonomy and entrepreneurship.
  • Support for volunteerism for social action.
  • Promotion and development of intercultural artistic activities.
  • Working in synergy with other entities.
  • Promotion of human rights and culture of peace.
  • Prioritization of people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Special attention to women and people over 45 years of age.
  • Comprehensive support for immigrants over 65 years of age.
  • Support to vulnerable migrant women.
  • Fight against all types of discrimination based on class, origin, age, gender, sexual orientation.
  • Dissemination of values such as mutual support, diversity as wealth, empathy, fraternity, respect, dialogue, coexistence.

Values

The foundation for the projects, services, and internal workings of Catnova lie in these values:

  • Innovation
  • Empathy
  • Respect
  • Solidarity
  • Authenticity
  • Responsibility
  • Professionalism
  • Interculturality

What do we do?

Catnova, always working in a network with other public and private entities, being faithful to its values, has focused its programs on strengthening the skills of the most vulnerable groups that need support to reinvent themselves and survive, such as unemployed women and young people, refugees and immigrants (from 79 different countries) and migrants over 65 years of age, among others. We collaborate with their social/occupational inclusion with personalized accompaniment and we also promote the active participation of volunteers to contribute to a change in social awareness and to make society increasingly inclusive and supportive.

Catnova in connection with the SDGs

In September 2015, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the United Nations General Assembly. There are 17 goals that make up the so-called 2030 Agenda, an ambitious universal agenda that places the human rights of all people at the center, leaving no one behind. Catnova's projects particularly contemplate the achievement of ten of these goals, always in the hope of making this an increasingly just, inclusive and supportive society.

With our project of socio-labor inclusion and entrepreneurship focused on women and gender equality SDG5, which represent more than 60% of the beneficiaries to whom this project offers a full and effective participation in equal conditions and to migrants, we help to reduce inequalities SDG10, with the purpose of ending poverty SDG1, promoting the economic self-sufficiency of a vulnerable group that, thanks to a quality education SDG4, will be able to have a decent job and economic growth SDG8 in the shortest possible time. Through SDG9 innovation projects, we offer training activities for volunteers and great people that help people feel useful and valued, which has a direct impact on their health and well-being SDG3.

Our Partnerships to achieve the SDG17 goals with public and private entities are aimed at actively participating in Barcelona's social action, always promoting Peace, justice and solid institutions SDG16 that ultimately have an impact on the development of sustainable cities and communities SDG11.

In summary, in total, we work on 10 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of this Universal agenda.

Our Great Team