International Protection Programme

Dianova Spain’s International Protection Programme provides beneficiaries with a series of interventions dedicated to helping them adjust to life in a new country, access the labour market and integrate the host society.

The programme targets persons seeking or granted international protection and/or stateless status in addition to persons received in Spain under the temporary protection regime. The Intenational Protection Programme is developed under the supervision of a specialized, multidisciplinary team which provides the beneficiaries with comprehensive and inclusive services which help them to achieve self-reliance and promote their integration into Spanish society.

2 reception centers are dedicated to the development of the international protection program in the province of Barcelona: the centre of  Manresa (40 places), and the centre of Vic (41 places). The centre of Madrid, located in the town of Ambite, has developed the reception phase of the programme until January 2017.

Project Details

81 places

Intake capacity

3 phases

Reception, integration, self-reliance

6-9 months

Maximum duration of programme

Key Elements


In the initial phase, those persons taken on are evaluated and categorised according to their needs, and their judicial, socioeconomic, and psychophysical status. The integration phase begins when individuals leave the centre, and the objective of this phase is to facilitate integration into Spanish society and culture. Finally, the last phase is dedictated to promote self-reliance and independence.


The organisation’s multidisciplinary system pursues the following approaches in the programme: a focus on gender and equal opportunities, and approaches based on environmental sustainability, human rights, diversity and interculturality, entrepreneurial culture, and evaluation culture: monitoring and control.

Action taken

The programme deals with information and orientation, social intervention, temporary accommodation, psychological attention, legal assistance, translation and interpretation, and employment, with personalised integration itineraries.

Entities Involved

Dianova Spain’s international protection programme (PPI) is financially supported by the Ministry of Employment and Social Security (Spain), the European Fund for Asylum, Migration and Integration, and association Dianova Spain.