Sabadell has an explicit policy to encourage international cooperation, named ‘Cooperation and Solidarity Plan 2018-2022'. The Plan, which has a budget allocation, follows a model of transforming cooperation from a local perspective, understanding the role of awareness raising and education for development as mechanisms of advocacy and transformation of the factors that generate inequalities. The mission of the plan is to promote actions aimed at the transformation of structures and models of democracy in the South and in the North.
Regarding mobility and youth exchange, the Youth Office encourages international mobility of young people, their participation in the process prior to going abroad and favours reflection on intercultural education. There is no specific office to attend foreign students coming to the city as it is managed by the University.
‘Mobility advise’ is a service offered by the Council – the Department of Civil Rights and Gender- that provides information, guidance and advice on the options available to youngsters for a stay in another country. The mobility includes study abroad, working with a qualified or unqualified job, of short or long duration, stays with internship or research grants, carrying out solidarity and voluntary work placements (European voluntary work, work camps, etc.) and participation in youth projects (exchanges, international training, etc.).