We are ABD, an NGO created in the 80s and based in Barcelona (Spain). We develop projects and work on services and programs which try to give an answer to vulnerable situations, which can lead to social exclusion.
Our mission is to manage and coordinate processes focused on people’s empowerment while enhancing their autonomy. We give support to people throughout their lives, preventing them from socially vulnerable situations, assisting their needs, getting society involved and promoting a socially cohesive society.
Our Vision: We belong to the Third Sector and the social economy: we work looking for the maximum efficiency because we seek to produce the greatest impact.
ABD is structured in four main intervention’s areas:
- Drugs Addiction area
- Poverty and Inclusion area
- Childhood and family area
- Socio-health area
In relation with migrant’s inclusion ABD manages through public procurement the Reception point of the Barcelona City Council named “SAIER”, with the mission of informing and derive the newcomers that seek for counselling and support in our city, and attending more than immigrants, asylum-seekers and refugees. Meanwhile, ABD manages through public procurement the Barcelona City Council service of intercultural translation and mediation, a community action service that addresses and prevents conflicts through mediation between neighbours in the city of Barcelona.
At a European level, ABD in the last years has implemented an internationalization strategy that has resulted in the leadership of an Erasmus + KA2 project (2016-MythWORK), and being part of the Consortium of an AMIF project (2018-Food Relations), a Justice project (2017-Solidify), an ESF Agency project (2018- Social Economy for Care) and the Erasmus+ KA2 (2017-Tech-Ability).
ABD’s experience in working with social exclusion within the national and local context, allowed us to participate in various projects, both as coordinators and partners, in the wider European context.
For this reason, ABD intent for 2019 is to make its expertise and capacities available to those looking for European partners for the development of European projects. We are open to discuss and share ideas!