The City Council’s Department for International & Intercultural Coexistence promotes and coordinates the Network in which six local associations work together to offer free Spanish lessons to foreigners. Its objectives are to:
- Promote the integration of citizens of all foreign-born individuals who live in Parla.
- Encourage knowledge of the city: history, geography, customs, festivals, cultural activities, municipal, educational, health, associative services etc.
- Facilitate meetings and mutual understanding between different groups particularly through participating in cultural weeks and other events.
Activity focuses upon the Adult Training Centre (CEPA) where 90 % of students are women, mostly from Ecuador, there is particular demand for literacy support to older women who have never attended school.