Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston
Visit to Spain (27 January to 7 February 2020)

A preliminary schedule of the Special Rapporteur's visit, including select events open to press (subject to change):

January 27: Madrid

  • Meeting with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries
  • Meeting with people with experience of Madrid's minimum income scheme
  • Meeting with the Spanish Ombudsman
  • Meeting with families affected by poverty ***open to press by request***

January 28: Galicia

  • Meeting with Galicia government
  • Meeting with people experiencing poverty in Santiago de Compostela
  • Meeting with people with disabilities in Medelo ***open to press by request***
  • Visit to school and meeting with families affected by social exclusion and risk of poverty in Monfero

January 29: Basque Country

  • Meeting with Basque Country government
  • Meeting with homeless people in Bilbao
  • Meeting with families and children affected by poverty in Bilbao ***open to press by request***

January 30: Extremadura

  • Meeting with Extremadura government
  • Meeting with people experiencing poverty in Merida
  • Meeting with women affected by poverty in Badajoz ***open to press by request***
  • Meeting with Badajoz municipal government
  • Meeting with people affected by rural poverty in Villafranca de los Barros

January 31: Andalucía

  • Meeting with Andalucía government
  • Meeting with school administration
  • Visit to Polígono Sur and meeting with families
  • Visit to Los Pajaritos and meeting with families
  • Meeting with migrant workers in Huelva

February 1: Catalonia

  • Meeting on housing issues in Barcelona
  • Meeting with Catalonia government
  • Meeting with the Catalan Ombudsman
  • Meeting with people affected by energy poverty in Barcelona ***press availability before meeting***
  • Meeting with people with experience of Catalonia's minimum income scheme in Barcelona

February 2: Madrid

  • Meeting with migrant domestic workers ***open to press by request***
  • Visit to housing block and meeting with tenants in Torrejón de Ardoz ***open to press ***
  • Visit to Cañada Real
  • Town hall event with people experiencing poverty ***open to press***

February 3: Madrid

  • Meeting with Madrid government
  • Visit to social services center
  • Meetings with civil society

February 4: Madrid

  • Meeting with the High Commissioner for the Fight Against Child Poverty
  • Meeting with the Independent Authority for Fiscal Responsibility
  • Meeting with the Ministry of Health, Consumption and Social Well-being
  • Meeting with the Ministry of the Treasury
  • Meeting with the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
  • Meeting with civil society

February 5: Madrid

  • Meeting with members of the Congress of Deputies
  • Meeting with the Ministry of the Presidency, Parliamentary Relations and Equality
  • Meeting with the Ministry of Development and Secretary General for Housing
  • Meeting with the Ministry of Work, Migrations and Social Security
  • Meeting with the Ministry of Ecological Transition

February 6: Madrid

No events scheduled

February 7: Madrid

  • Meeting with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other ministries
  • Press conference in Madrid ***open to press***