Ideology of the Tarragona Group of Engineering Without Borders Catalonia

The volunteer group from the Tarragona division of Engineering Without Borders consists of a dozen volunteers with a diverse background from the Camp de Tarragona and the Tierras del Ebro. There are lawyers, environmentalists, geographers, engineers… everyone shares a common interest though, and works in the same direction: promote change. All of them are people involved and committed to our environment and criticism of the current socio- economic system.

We work in actions that favour social justice on a global scale by carrying out actions in the North and the South. We start from mutual learning and the exchange of bi-directional knowledge and experiences. We believe in social involvement and empowerment as a means of action.

North Activities

In the group of volunteers from the province of Tarragona we conduct a series of activities aimed at a diverse public. In this sense, we participate in specific actions, such as, for example, several mobilizations and other more continuous. Every year we organize a conference on the energy model, dealing with issues such as energy capitalism, sustainable mobility and migrations of people due to energy and enviromental conflicts.

In Tarragona we participate in fairs, games, workshops and create exhibitions, among other activities, to spread the extractive issues that occur in Ecuador and encouraging the debate on the unsustainability of the current energy model. We also promote this debate through the exhibition of documentaries. In this line, we have created the fairy-tale screening, “Auka, la rana Amazonica”, which deals with the problems surrounding extractive industries and water in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

We are also concerned about energy poverty. We attended the tables created by the municipalities of Reus and Tarragona to address the issue so that there is representation of citizens and a real vision of what is energy poverty: a commodification of basic services. In addition, we also have worked on creating a video to show this problem and encourage the population to mobilize on issues that also affect us locally and not stand idly by.

South Projects

Traditionally the projects have focused on the problem of extractivism, but now we have expanded our field of work that can be divided into two main lines: one, related to the management and access to drinking water for part of the rural communities of the region; the other, related to the protection of the environment.

Traditionally the projects have focused on the problem of extractivism, but now we have expanded our field of work that can be divided into two main lines: one, related to the management and access to drinking water for part of the rural communities of the region; the other, related to the protection of the environment.

Here you can find all the information of the Project FORTALECIMIENTO INSTITUCIONAL PARA LA GESTION DE LOS RECURSOS HIDRICOS DE ORELLANA (ECUADOR) de 01/01/2014 a 30/06/2016.

Here you can find all the information of the Project FORTALECIMIENTO DEL SERVICIO, LA GESTIÓN Y LA PROTECCIÓN DE AGUA SEGURA EN EL SECTOR RURAL DE ORELLANA (ECUADOR) de 01/01/2016 a 31/12/2016.

Here you can find all the information of the Project PROMOCIÓN DE LA GESTIÓN COMUNITARIA PARA UNA AGUA SEGURA EN EL SECTOR RURAL DE ORELLANA (ECUADOR) de 01/01/2017 a 31/03/2018.