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 )”

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HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR MIGRATION – IMMIGRANT’S NATIONAL SUPPORT CENTRES (CNAIS)

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Portugal is a country that traditionally has not many asylum requests. From January 1st to August 31st there were only 621 requests, according to the Alien and Borders Service (SEF) and the Portuguese Council for Refugees (CPR). Continue reading “HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR MIGRATION – IMMIGRANT’S NATIONAL SUPPORT CENTRES (CNAIS)”

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)”

LIBRARIES WITHOUT BORDERS – IDEAS BOX – PORTABLE MULTIMEDIA CENTRE

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Refugee integration in Europe, a critical challenge.

Europe faces a migrant crisis as a consequence of the chronicle emergencies in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. Leading by example, the German authorities have announced an ambitious and generous program of formal welcome of refugees on its territory. Up to 1M asylum seekers are expected in Europe in 2015. Continue reading “LIBRARIES WITHOUT BORDERS – IDEAS BOX – PORTABLE MULTIMEDIA CENTRE”

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”

COOPERATIVA SOCIALE CAMELOT – INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF FIRST HOSPITALITY ACTIONS FOR ADULT AND UNACCOMPANIED MINOR ASYLUM-SEEKERS IN FERRARA AND BOLOGNA

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Cooperativa Sociale Camelot, works in the Emilia-Romagna region with a particular focus in the provinces of Ferrara and Bologna since 1999 through actions of support and assistance to migrants and refugees. Continue reading “COOPERATIVA SOCIALE CAMELOT – INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF FIRST HOSPITALITY ACTIONS FOR ADULT AND UNACCOMPANIED MINOR ASYLUM-SEEKERS IN FERRARA AND BOLOGNA”