The project

At no point in modern history has Europe witnessed such a great number of migrants and asylum seekers arriving on European soil as it does today. This massive movement of people has caused the European Countries and the European Union institutions to tackle new and relevant issues, whose complexity has been testing the many stakeholders of the field.

The perspectives on the very broad topic of asylum and migrants’ reception in Europe are numerous and diverse. Despite the wide media coverage enjoyed by the news related to asylum and migration, very little room is left for a needed and potentially fruitful debate among the actors involved in this domain of work.

Lai-momo has decided to contribute to filling this important gap by creating Asylum Corner. Through this new online media platform, the contributions from the world of asylum in Europe – politicians, experts, researchers and social workers with first-hand experience in the asylum process – will be heard, analyzed and shared with the public.

Our two main objectives are:

  • To promote the European debate on asylum by involving all relevant categories of people engaged in the field. We aim to build a pluralistic information tool that might spur constructive discussions, considerations, and exchanges of views on topics that are crucial in today’s EU reality, such as: the issue of solidarity and burden-sharing among EU Member states, the different practices in the reception of asylum seekers throughout Europe, the media campaigns used to portray the phenomenon, the impact that the massive arrivals of people seeking asylum has on European societies, etc.
  • To voice the experiences of the workers from the field of asylum seekers’ reception and services. Lai-momo believes in the importance of shedding light on the very diverse and innovative problems of asylum reception throughout Europe; we are indeed persuaded that a greater impulse to share experiences of methods and best practices among frontline workers will represent a successful way to harmonize the reception of asylum seekers and refugees in the EU Member States.