Communicating Asylum

Crowdfunding for migration – The new Migfunder Initiative

  • 23 Febbraio 2016

At the end of December 2015, three asylum and migration experts belonging to the EurAsylum research and consultancy group launched a new crowdfunding project called Migfunder. Migfunder is an online platform that supports crowdfunding campaigns aiming to gather funds for initiatives in the fields of migration, asylum, humanitarian, development and human rights. Borrowing the pattern […]

“Welcoming is not simple”: experts discuss the reception and inclusion of asylum seekers in Brussels

  • 15 Febbraio 2016

On February 10th 2016 the representative of the Emilia-Romagna Region hosted a public assembly, organized by the Italian social cooperative Lai-momo and the online platform Asylum Corner, which saw a panel of experts discuss the challenges of reception and inclusion of asylum seekers throughout Europe. As the title implies “Welcoming is not simple. The challenge […]

Conference “Welcoming is not simple. The challenge of inclusion of asylum seekers in the EU and at the local level”

  • 4 Febbraio 2016

The challenge posed today by the reception of asylum seekers in Europe puts under severe scrutiny the work and functioning of the European Institutions and civil society associations. But how are national and local authorities tackling the issue? Italy in particular is today realizing that welcoming asylum seekers entails very practical, delicate and difficult actions, […]

Asylum seekers on the catwalk at Pitti Uomo

  • 18 Gennaio 2016

On January 14th, the renowned annual Pitti Fashion Show hosted a very unusual runaway show: Generation Africa. On the catwalk the creations of four African brands – AKJP (South Africa), Ikiré Jones (USA/Nigeria), Lukhanyo Mdinigi x Nicolas Coutts (South Africa) and U.Mi-1 (Nigeria) and the models who are also asylum seekers. The project Generation Africa […]

Hierarchies of suffering

  • 27 Novembre 2015

  Written by our partner Migszol, the Migrant Group Solidarity of Hungary   In late October, European leaders met to discuss the crisis that EU countries are facing due to their incapacity to provide the most basic human rights to people who are seeking international protection in their territory. They agreed on a 17 points […]

Social innovation for refugees: a successful story

  • 14 Maggio 2015

  Social innovation can be a breakthrough in the development of projects devoted to helping refugees. Until now, one of the most brilliant examples of what the implementation of business-like techniques can do to foster social work is the service provided by REFUNITE. REFUNITE is a non-profit technology based organization founded more than five years […]

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