Welcome to @CatalanVoices where you can discover our small country by meeting its great people!
This project wants to foster debate and raise international awareness about Catalonia by giving voice to the people and friends of Catalonia all over the world and by showing the diversity of thought that exists in our country.
Every week a Catalan or an expat living or who has lived in Catalonia will tweet from the @CatalanVoices account. These people will give you an insight into their lives and tell you what Catalonia is like. Which places you should visit or what they recommend you to do in Catalonia. Occasionally, they may share their thoughts about the current democratic political process concerning Catalonia’s political status in Europe and Spain.
By meeting a new Curator of the account every week you will discover stories from many new and interesting people. At the same time we will raise awareness about Catalonia, the country whose capital is Barcelona and which is linked to talented people such as the painters Dalí and Miró, the musician Pau Casals, the businessman Facund Bacardí, the Jewish medieval philosopher Nahmanides or the architect Antoni Gaudí.
The Curators will tweet mainly in English to reach a global audience using an instrument which is at the same time a global network and a tool for citizen participation.
Would you like to take part in the project? Please read the four basic requirements hereunder:
1. You already have a Twitter account.
2. You are confident enough to tweet in English as your main language. You can reply to followers individually in any other language you might know.
3. You live or have lived in Catalonia (regardless of your nationality or citizenship).
4. You like engaging in digital dialogue and have something interesting to say about Catalonia and the Catalan way of life, something you would like to share with the whole world.
You meet these requirements or know someone who would fit? Please read on.
HOW TO NOMINATE YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE
Of course, you can nominate yourself but it is much more interesting to receive nominations from third parties who think you would make a good Curator. If you think someone is interesting, other people will probably think so, too. Please check the requirements before deciding if you or someone else should be nominated.
You will find a contact form in this website to get in touch with us. If you nominate yourself, please tell us a bit about yourself in English (who you are, your interests and hobbies, etc.). If you nominate someone else, please tell us in a few words why you think this person has something interesting to say about Catalonia.
We may also look for Curators by ourselves but we really prefer to receive nominations from you or from a third party.
SOME WORDS ABOUT US
This project is inspired by the @Sweden account which is managed jointly by the Swedish Institute and Visit Sweden as well as the @Scotvoices project which is managed by The National Collective association.
Participants in the @CatalanVoices project enjoy a period of free subscription to the online edition of the Ara newspaper.
The Ara newspaper has reached an agreement with the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia to offer curators a free two-month subscription to the full online edition of the paper. This offer applies to both future and previous curators of the account. In this way Diari Ara allows all the participants of @CatalanVoices a two-month access to its complete online edition, normally available only to paying subscribers.
LEGAL NOTE ON PRIVACY
The Patronat Catalunya Món – Consell de Diplomàcia Pública de Catalunya (PCM-DIPLOCAT), hereinafter DIPLOCAT, informs you that your personal data shall be incorporated into a file in its ownership, duly registered with the Data Protection Register of Catalonia, and that these data shall be treated in accordance with the 15/1999 Spanish Organic Law on the protection of personal data (“LOPD”) of December 13 for the purpose of selecting participants for the Twitter project @Catalanvoices. Your name and email will be used solely to get in contact with you in case we require more information about the causes for which you nominate a particular Twitter account. Your data will not be shared with the nominated Twitter account holder unless you authorize us to do so by specifying it in the contact form. Your data will not be shared with any other third party non related to DIPLOCAT.
By filling in this form you authorize DIPLOCAT to include your data in the aforementioned file for the purposes expressed.
In order to exercise your rights to oppose, access, rectify or cancel such data you may contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by post (DIPLOCAT- Casa de les Punxes – Av. Diagonal, 418, 1r 2a, 08037 Barcelona, Catalonia-Spain, EU).