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Unaccompanied Minors in Italy

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By   3 weeks ago

More than 25,000 unaccompanied minors have reached Italy in 2016. With more than 1 million registered children without Italian citizenship and 815,000 children aged more than 5 enrolled in Italian schools, the presence of foreign-born children in Italy is a consolidated demographic trend. However, particular attention should be paid to the increasing number of minors […]

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What just happened in Hungary? Ambiguous victory or ambiguous defeat?

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By   5 months ago

In Hungary, 98% of the voters said No to relocation quotas. This figure needs to be considered cautiously for that it hides a more nuanced picture. After a harsh and expensive campaign, only 40.4% of the electorate expressed an opinion; 39.7% of the electorate in favour of Orban’s position. Considering past referenda, abstention is not […]

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The European Commission Presented an Action Plan on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals

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By   8 months ago

On June 7, the European Commission presented an Action Plan on the integration of Third Country nationals to help Member States support the implementation of inclusive actions of third countries in order to enhance their economic and social contribution to the EU national economies. In the document, integration is a pre-condition for inclusive, cohesive and […]

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Towards a Reform on the Common European Asylum System

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By   10 months ago

The European Commission presented options to reform the Common European Asylum System and develop safe and legal pathways to Europe. On 6/04 the European Commission launched the process for a reform of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). The Commission has identified priority areas where the Common European Asylum System should be structurally improved, and […]

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Parliament advocates a centralised EU asylum system and legal ways to migrate

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By   10 months ago

On April 12th, A large majority of the EP voted in favour of the Report on the situation in the Mediterranean and the need for a holistic EU approach to migration (Metsola EPP, Malta; Kyenge S&D, Italy). In this non-binding resolution, MEPs acknowledged the failure of the EU asylum system to cope with ever-rising numbers […]

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Unaccompanied minors in Europe and Italy

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By   12 months ago

Out of 1,015,078 migrants arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean in 2015, 300,000 are minors. In particular, the percentage of children landed in Greece (35%) is higher than that of children landing in Italy (11%), which welcomes mainly men. Among the minors landed in Italy, a significant number of them traveled alone: over 12,000 unaccompanied […]

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    Landings and the European Union

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    By   3 weeks ago

    In 2016, Italy achieved a new record in terms of migrant landings: over 181 thousand arrivals through the Mediterranean Sea were recorded the past year, which accounts for 18% more than in 2015 (154,000 migrants landed on Italian shores) and more than in 2014, too, when 170 thousand migrants arrived on the Italian coasts. In […]

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    Latest Updates on European Migration Crisis

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    By   5 months ago

    According to the UNHCR, from the beginning of 2016 until October 5th, more than 310,000 migrants arrived in Europe (compared to over 1million people arrived in 2015). Out of the total amount of migrants arrived in Europe in 2016, 167,000 of them landed in Greece, with a flow that fell below the 4,000 units per […]

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    Foreing Unaccompanied Minors in Italy

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    By   5 months ago

    In the first eight months of the current year, more than 16,800 unaccompanied minors arrived in Italy across the Mediterranean Sea – a significant number if we consider that only last year 12,360 minors landed in twelve months. If flows are to continue in this way, by the end of the year, Italy might see […]

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    Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals: a Decrease of Flows Toward Greece

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    By   8 months ago

    During 2015, over 1 million migrants (1,008,616) landed in Europe – that is the highest number ever recorded over the years. 2016 has seen numerous new landings too: between January and June 12, a total of 212,000 people traveled through the Mediterranean to reach Europe. Compared to 2015, the current year is characterized by a […]

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    Asylum applications in Italy and Europe

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    By   8 months ago

    In the first five months of 2016, more than 40,000 applications for asylum have been presented in Italy: 87% of cases were presented by men, while 1,870 requests were made by unaccompanied minors. One third of the applicants come from two countries: Pakistan and Nigeria. Between January and May, this year, the Territorial Committees examined […]

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    Australia’s policy of mandatory detention of asylum seekers partially demolished

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    By   8 months ago

    by Francesco Vecchio On 26 April 2016, Papua New Guinea’s Supreme Court ruled that the detention of asylum seekers intercepted at sea and held in the center of Manus Island is illegal. Australia pays Papua New Guinea, and the tiny state of Nauru, to detain asylum seekers trying to land illegally in Australia on boats […]

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      National Integration Evaluation Mechanism – NIEM

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      By   3 weeks ago

      NIEM – Misuring and improving integration of beneficiaries of international protection The project aims to mainstream an integration evaluation mechanism into the integration policies for refugees and beneficiaries of international protection at the national level. Different geographic regions are interested by the project activities: Bulgaria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, the […]

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      NEVER ALONE – Reception and care of unaccompanied foreign minors in Italy

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      By   3 weeks ago

      NEVER ALONE. For a possible tomorrow. Reception and care of unaccompanied foreign minors and young people who arrive in Italy alone. The development of effective paths of inclusion of unaccompanied foreign minors is a challenge that cannot be solved on a purely local or national level; it conversely requires Europe-wide responses. For this reason, Cariplo […]

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      START Project: transversal healthcare and social services for the reception of Asylum seekers and international protection holders

      By   5 months ago

      We, as ISMU Foundation, are at the beginning of the START project, financed by the 2014-2020 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and aimed at meeting the healthcare needs of international protection seekers and holders in a state of psychophysical vulnerability. The project is led by the Hospital of Brescia (ASST Civili di Brescia and […]

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      ISMU research project on radicalisation processes involving young people

      By   10 months ago

      The ISMU Foundation is currently carrying out a research project on radicalisation processes involving young people, both of Muslim affiliation and converted ones. The study aims at contributing to the understanding of the possible dynamics involved in the process of radicalisation, shedding light on the multiplicity and heterogeneity of factors and dimensions that account for […]

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      Ten Years of ISMU Prize for the Best African Short Film

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      By   12 months ago

      This will be the tenth anniversary of Ismu Prize, the award given by a jury of teachers to the best short film with intercultural value presented in the competitive section of short films by African directors as part of the Festival of African, Asian and Latin American Cinema, promoted by the COE Associatiion. Since 2006, […]

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      First YEAD! Training Workshop in Italy

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      By   1 year ago

      From November 17th to 21st 2015, Fondazione Ismu ran a training workshop addressed to museum operators and young filmmakers within the framework of the European project YEAD! – Young European (Cultural) Audience Development (2015-2019). The YEAD! project’s first year (2015-2016), jointly run by Fondazione Ismu (IT) and AlterNatives (FR), is devoted to Universal Access to […]

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        Info Flash from Europe – January 2017

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        By   3 weeks ago

        The European Commission has drawn conclusions on past initiatives, such as aid programmes under the European Social Funds (2007-2014), has adopted stronger rules to fight terrorism financing, and has proposed to set a new capacity building initiative for micro-credit and social finance providers and to reinforce the Schengen Information System to better fight terrorism and […]

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        Info flash from Europe

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        By   5 months ago

        Over the past two weeks the EU institutions have focused their work around migration and asylum. The European Commission has published its 6th report on the state of advancement of relocations, resettlement (read: EU-Turkey deal), restart of Dublin transfers for Greece and restoration of the Schengen regime. In this regard, ECRE echoed the criticism made […]

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        Summer School – CASTAWAYS OF HOPE – New doors to Europe

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        By   9 months ago

        The Summer School will be held in Lampedusa (AG) 18 – 21 July 2016 It is the seventh edition of the Summer School “Human Mobility and Global Justice“, program organized by the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan in collaboration with Fondazione Migrantes, ASCS, SIMI, ISMU Foundation with the support of Rotary Club – […]

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        Civil society shapes the European migration agenda: employment & integration are key priorities

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        By   10 months ago

        The European Economic and Social Committee hosted the 2nd edition of the European Migration Forum (6-7 April) organised with the European Commission. The Forum has replaced the Integration Forum that was established by the Commission under the European Migration Agenda in 2009 to discuss key topics that would benefit from a discussion with civil society. […]

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        TERREMERE awarded with the ISMU prize for best short film with cross-cultural values

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        By   10 months ago

        For 10 years, ISMU Foundation has been actively participating in the Festival of African, Asian and Latin America, each year with a jury of teachers selecting the best short film with intercultural values. Professor Vincenzo Cesareo, Secretary General of ISMU Foundation, handed out the award to the short film “TERREMERE” by Aliou Sow, with the […]

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        Training activities and courses

        By   1 year ago

        ISMU Foundation plans and carries out numerous training activities for those who, because of their institutional responsibility, professional or personal interest, are involved in the management of immigration and in the promotion of migrants’ integration. Local administrative officers, territorial services officers, welfare and health-care professionals, trainers and teachers, cultural agents and journalists avail of high-quality […]

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          International Metropolis Conference 2017

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          By   3 weeks ago

          International Metropolis Conference 2017 Migration and Global justice It is now open the call forproposals for workshop for the 2017 International Metropolis Conference that will be held from 18 to 22 September 2017 at the World Forum, The Hague, Netherlands.

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          IMISCOE annual Conference: Call for papers, pannels and workshops

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          By   5 months ago

          Cities are often the main ports of entry for migration and the location where migration-related diversity is manifested most prominently. The 14th annual conference turns attention to the urban dimension of migration and migration-related diversity. IMISCOE welcomes contributions from various disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, public administration, demography and social geography. […]

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          The International Metropolis Conference 2016 in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan

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          By   10 months ago

          Ismu Foundation as a member of the Metropolis Project network is pleased to announce the 2016 International Metropolis Conference in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan. The International Metropolis Project is the largest network of researchers, government officials, international organizations, and civil society organizations in the field of migration and population diversity. It is a forum that connects good […]

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          June 30-July 2, 2016: 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference

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          By   12 months ago

          The 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference will take place in Prague, 30 June – 2 July 2016. The conference covers the theme ‘Migration and Development’ and will be organized by the Geographic Migration Centre (GEOMIGRACE) at Charles University in Prague – Albertov 6, Praag/Prague.   REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN (deadline 1 June): Registration for the 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference […]

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          October 26th-28th, 2015 – Borders, First Annual Conference of International Centre for Studies and Research “Mediterranean Knowledge”

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          October 26th-28th, 2015 Borders – Annual conference of the International Centre for Studies and Research “Mediterranean Knowledge”. Fisciano – Salerno (UNISA) Programme

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          October 14th, 21th and 28th, 2015 – “Destination Europe: how to cope with the Migrant Crisis”

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          The conference “Destination Europe: how to cope with the Migrant Crisis” will take place in via Festa del Perdono, University of Milan, Milan October 14th, 21th and 28th, 2015 9.30 – 18.00 The 28th October the lecture will involve some ISMU’s collaborators. Participation is free To participate, register here Programme

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            XXII ISMU Report on Migrations 2016

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            On December 1st, the Twenty-second ISMU Report on Migrations 2016 has been presented in Milan, at the Congress Centre of Fondazione Cariplo. The volume has been written by ISMU Foundation (Initiatives and Studies on Multi-ethnicity). Read Acts of the conference here In the Twenty-second report, ISMU Foundation highlights how the migratory phenomena and the complex […]

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            Migrant Integration in Sweden. Main Emerging Issues from the Fieldwork

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            By   3 weeks ago

            Paper by Veronica Riniolo Sweden is currently undergoing crucial changes, such as the growing support for its populist and far-right party (Sweden Democrats), the diffusion of ‘welfare chauvinism’, according to which some categories of citizens are not entitled to receive support from the state, the big reform in 2010 regarding the introduction of newly arrived […]

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            Reshaping the External Dimension of EU Asylum Policy: the Difficult Quest for a Comprehensive Approach

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            Paper by Roberto Cortinovis The increasingly protracted character of many displacement situations worldwide has led the international community to introduce innovative approaches to durable solutions for refugees and Internally displaced persons (IDPs). Specifically, international initiatives have focused on two main areas of action: a) strengthening the nexus between humanitarian and development interventions in the context […]

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            The consistency of the link between EU scepticism and immigration issues. A descriptive analysis of party positions

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            By   5 months ago

            By Pierre Georges Van Wolleghem The Brexit referendum marked a no-return point in the history of the European construction. First member state ever to leave the Union, the UK was the theatre of a fierce campaign opposing positions on immigration to economic interests. Now that the anti-immigration camp seems to have won the game, this […]

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            The Role of Caregivers in the Italian Welfare System

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            by Veronica Merotta Over the recent years caregivers have become increasingly important in the Italian society in meeting the growing family demand for care that public administrations often underestimate or even neglect. Historically, the Italian welfare system has always approached the issue of a growing population mainly by funding the pension system, at the expenses […]

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            A picture of Hungary migration context after the referendum failure

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            By Livia Ortensi On October 2016 a referendum initiated by the government and related to the European Union’s mandatory quotas for relocating migrants was held in Hungary. The kvótanépszavazás or kvótareferendum (quota referendum) was only a partial victory for Prime Minister, Viktor Orban. In fact those who participated to the referendum overwhelmingly voted “no” in […]

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