Ahead of UNITED’s upcoming conference near Torino, where she is scheduled to speak, UNITED interviewed Carta di Roma’s Martina Chichi to ask her about how civil society and media organisations can work together to improve coverage of migrant and refugee issues in the mainstream media.
Mauro Striano of the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) looks at the issue of homelessness facing asylum seekers and refugees in Europe.
What is the scope for circumventing the national and EU deadlock over migration, and what role can cities, together with solidarity movements, play in overcoming this crisis? By Manuela Zechner and Bue Rübner Hansen
Menedék’s Attila Szabó looks at the recent development of Hungarian border policy, and the effect that the “transit zone” system is having on the Hungarian asylum system.
Ahead of the upcoming UNITED conference in Torino, UNITED caught up with EUROCLIO director Jonathan Even-Zohar to ask his opinion on the refugee crisis, and the role of historians and history teachers in challenging the prevalent narrative on migration.
Marco Notarbartolo di Sciara reports on the situation faced by refugees and migrants on the Greek island of Leros in the Aegean Sea. Photos by Michael Sarnitz.
Nominations for the next UNITED conference are now open! Entitled “Moving Stories: Narratives of Migration Crossing Europe”, the conference will take place from 22-27 April 2016 at a venue near Torino, Italy. Deadline for nominations is 28 February.
On the occasion of the International Day for Tolerance celebrated on 16 November, representatives of bottom-up initiatives for assistance to refugees from five EU states were invited by the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum to Berlin.
2015 has seen record numbers of migrants risking their lives trying to enter Europe, leading to continuous tragedies both at sea and land borders.
Press Release 20th June 2015
International Refugee Day – 20th June
To mark International Refugee Day, UNITED is publishing an updated edition of its List of Deaths, a new website and an interactive map. We call on you to protest against the fatal policies of Fortress Europe that lead to the deaths of desperate people looking for safe refuge.