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Day 1: Registration + Understanding the Migration Issues of Southern EU Countries 

 

BEFORE THE WORKSHOP: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS SESSION

 

I expect and hope to gain a better understanding of the many different issues that southern EU countries are facing in terms of migrants that are coming over to southern EU countries and hopefully ways we can better deal with these issues.

 

I also expect to network and make new friends.

 

 AFTER THE WORKSHOP: WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

 

(Alessandra Gugnetto) I have learned new terminology (C.A.R.A./C.A.S./SPRAR) and the different types of accoglienza (reception) all was new to me before.

 

 SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

 

Interpreting slow the pace of the workshop, however I being on Spanish speaker I could  understand most of it.

 

 WHAT DID YOU LIKE THE MOST

 

When she was talking about real cases

 

 

 

Day 2: FULL DAY VISIT to Riace with Mayor DOMENICO LUCANO

 

BEFORE THE WORKSHOP: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS SESSION

 

I expect to see first hand the positive contribution that migrants have had on a city that was abandoned by people and hopefully to meet some of these people and also local residents and to see what their opinion is.

 

AFTER THE WORKSHOP: WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

 

How it is possible with the strong will and determination of the major for migrants to live side by side with locals and feel totally integrated in the beautiful small village of Riace.

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

 

 

WHAT DID YOU LIKE THE MOST

 

We met a local resident called Rafaelo who show us around Riace and told us about the wall made by the migrants. Where he has his durkeys.

 

 

 

Day 3: History of Immigration in Southern Europe and Perceptions

 

BEFORE THE WORKSHOP: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS SESSION

 

It would enlightening to see the history of migration to southern Europe it would also be very interesting to see if migration is an old issue in southern Europe and not just a recent issue. It would also be interesting to see the perception of people before and their attitudes towards migrants and to cross reference that against our time.

 

AFTER THE WORKSHOP: WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

 

(Claudia Giacalone) Immigrants started going to Spain after the Second World War because borders in Germany and France were closed only Sweden had a positive idea about non-EU migrants in 2014. They think that they will have less issues of learning the language and adapt to the country quickly.

 

 SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

 

 

  WHAT DID YOU LIKE THE MOST

 

Informal way of presentation opens to questions and debate. Claudia is a great host and colleague.

 

 

 

Day 4:  How are different cultures and religions accommodated in Europe?

 

BEFORE THE WORKSHOP: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS SESSION

 

I hope to gain a better understanding on how religions and cultures are accommodated in Europe and to see how they could be better accommodated and to see where we are succeeding and failing with respect to this topic.

 

AFTER THE WORKSHOP: WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

 

(Tholani Alli) I have learned the name of organisation in London that help migrants to develop their skills and get confident as well as support them (eg. Code your future, Techfugees, The chickpeas Sisters…). Methods of preventing Radicalization. A very powerful sentence: “We feel in accordance what we are going through but we think in a way we are going to”.

 

 SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

 

 

WHAT DID YOU LIKE THE MOST

 

Visual power point preservation, real case studies. It was very engaging. Well done Tholani.

 

 

 

Day 5: Migrant Pathway Options (2) + Afternoon visit to a local “centro di accoglienza”

 

BEFORE THE WORKSHOP: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS SESSION

 

What has been done in order to give the refugees the necessary social, cultural and professional skills to better integrate in Europe with a focus on Calabria.

 

AFTER THE WORKSHOP: WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

 

How the “accoglienza diffusa” works visiting some migrants living in a house donated by a particular and being helped by all the locals and Caritas.

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

 

 

WHAT DID YOU LIKE THE MOST

 

Actively being participant in the topics of what culture is for us and also our identity.

 

 

 

Day 6:  Workshop at a migrant centre in Reggio Calabria – FULL day visit padre MIOLI

 

BEFORE THE WORKSHOP: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS SESSION

 

Visiting some migrant centre and learn how the system works.

 

AFTER THE WORKSHOP: WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

 

I have learned, for first hand, that there is more hope in those eyes of “the just arriving migrants” that in ourselves, and it is a question of team work among everybody to make it work on, I believe that our home is the world.

 

SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

 

Working as a volunteer for the day in any of the centres for minor we have visited, or even if possible in the port.

 

WHAT DID YOU LIKE THE MOST

 

Talking with the Italian language teacher and sharing some ideas about teaching a foreign language to migrants at “Giovanni Battista Scalabrini”.

 

 

 

Day 7:  The importance of promoting European values and tackle social exclusion

 

 BEFORE THE WORKSHOP: WHAT DO YOU EXPECT TO LEARN FROM THIS SESSION

 

To learn what social exclusion means and to learn the methods for social inclusion.

 

To learn how and why Southern Europe is seen as a gateway to Europe.

 

AFTER THE WORKSHOP: WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED

 

I had a clearer idea of what Alessandra explained to us in the first workshop about Italian Reception System.

 

I have learned about Hermes project to help migrants to set own their own countries.

 

 SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVEMENT

 

 

 WHAT DID YOU LIKE THE MOST

 

How he presented the topic illustrating, narrating and ever gave us a link to see documentary “Mare chiuso” Fuocommare.

 

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