CITTALIA- SPRAR – Sistema di protezione per richiedenti asilo e rifugiati (System of Protection for Asylum Seekers and Refugees )

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In 2014, more than 170,000 refugees and migrants managed to make it to the Italian coast and almost 65,000 requests for international protection were received. Since 2008, following the first North African emergency (2008), the events associated with the Arab Spring (2011) and the outbreak and worsening of old and new conflicts in numerous territories in North Africa and the Middle East (2013-2014), there has been an increase in the number of refugees arriving. This trend became acute in 2014: the monthly figure of boats landing increased continuously from January to September, when they reached a peak of 26,107. Continue reading “CITTALIA- SPRAR – Sistema di protezione per richiedenti asilo e rifugiati (System of Protection for Asylum Seekers and Refugees )”

CITY OF UTRECHT, REFUGEE TEAM – SOFT NEIGHBOURHOOD LANDING OF AN EMERGENCY CENTRE FOR ASYLUMSEEKERS

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The City of Utrecht is with 350.000 inhabitants the fourth biggest city in the country and a typically old university town. It has known some racial problems in the last decade; however, they have been addressed. Continue reading “CITY OF UTRECHT, REFUGEE TEAM – SOFT NEIGHBOURHOOD LANDING OF AN EMERGENCY CENTRE FOR ASYLUMSEEKERS”

MUNICIPALITY OF TRIESTE – AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PREFECTURE OF TRIESTE AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF TRIESTE CONCERNING THE RECEPTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS TEMPORARILY PRESENT ON THE PROVINCIAL TERRITORY (NOT INCLUDED INTO THE SPRAR SYSTEM)

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Trieste, an Italian border town, started dealing with immigration challenges as early as the 1990’s. In 1993 it was one of the first towns to launch a non-governmental network of reception structures for refugees coming from Bosnia Herzegovina and neighbouring areas involved in the Balkan conflict, and then in 1998 for refugees from Kosovo. Continue reading “MUNICIPALITY OF TRIESTE – AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE PREFECTURE OF TRIESTE AND THE MUNICIPALITY OF TRIESTE CONCERNING THE RECEPTION OF ASYLUM SEEKERS TEMPORARILY PRESENT ON THE PROVINCIAL TERRITORY (NOT INCLUDED INTO THE SPRAR SYSTEM)”

GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY – LONDON ENRICHED

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London is a global city. Over a third of Londoners were born abroad and more than 200 languages are spoken every day. Now, as in the past, migration fosters an environment for the exchange of ideas and skills which contribute to London’s economic growth and cultural vibrancy. Continue reading “GREATER LONDON AUTHORITY – LONDON ENRICHED”