Nowadays, we are witnessing migratory flows, whether of refugees or of economic migrants, that are putting a strain on the ability of EU countries of effectively take charge of them. The thousands of deaths at sea or along the land routes, the tragedy of people fleeing the conflict, the manner of arrivals that is often in violation of any human right: everything is used to describe immigration as an increasingly emergency out of control. Actually, it would be necessary a common assumption of responsibility that should finally prevail over national self-interests, and start a European policy which must deal with the increasingly dramatic humanitarian crisis with effective tools.
Meanwhile, we forget the numerically major component of migration in Europe, which is composed by workers and families who are contributing from decades past to the economic development of the Old Continent. Insufficient attention is also paid to the problems of the Second and Third Generations, whose unfulfilled expectations of full integration foster the development of feelings of defense, which consequently often result in violent episodes, expressing their discomfort and their “inadequacy”. Thus, we witness a gradual isolation, or, in other words, a confinement of the nucleus of the “different” in a circumscribed space, within national societies that remain distant and indifferent.
The meeting scheduled for Marseilles as part of the Immigrants & Integration project is confirmed for 25-26 January 2018. It is possible to find the updated programme of the meeting on the meeting Marseilles.
It is reported that the meeting in Perugia on “How and Why Interreligious Dialogue” was confirmed on 21-22 September 2017. Please, find attacched the Agenda and the Programme.