Report from days I and II of the “Moving Stories: Narratives of Migration Crossing Europe” UNITED network conference near Torino.
Together with partner organisations all over Europe, UNITED for Intercultural Action is organising an international conference to bring together around 70 network activists from all over Europe to discuss the issues around narrative of migration in Europe, share their best practices and learn about new tools to deconstruct narratives and promote their own, positive visions of an inclusive and open society. Entitled “Moving Stories: Narratives of Migration Crossing Europe”, the conference will take place at a venue near Torino, Italy, from 22-27 April 2016.
The language of immigration and refugees is insufficient to capture an emergent history. Water shortages, pollution, climate change, produce millions of new victims. We need new tools to understand and protect new massive displacements. By Saskia Sassen
Menedék’s Attila Szabó looks at the difficulties facing refugees in their integration into Hungarian society, even after being recognised and given official status as refugees.
Ahead of the upcoming UNITED conference in Italy, where he is scheduled to speak and lead a workshop on deconstructing narratives, Ron Salaj writes about the narrative of migration in Europe today, and how civil society organisations should respond to the refugee crisis.
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.