Mshikamano: Solidarity!

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Mshikamano, which means “solidarity” in Swahili, is an association of solidarity between migrants, asylum seekers and Italians, whose goal is to build solidarity jobs for a dignified life for all.   Local cuisine is their main project. Several times a week in the space Ri-Make (a social collective situated in the periphery of Milan, near Read more

The 4th EU Migration Forum

The 4th EU Migration Forum: a great two-days conference discussing the future of the EU

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On last March 6 and 7, I had the honour to attend the 4th EU Migration Forum, celebrated in Brussels jointly organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the Commission. The focus of this year edition was on the labour market inclusion of migrants, whose unemployment rate in the EU remains high, standing Read more

Barikama: Migrant Entrepreneurs creating Social Inclusion

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Barikama is a social cooperative founded in 2011 by 7 African boys residing in Rome:  Suleman, Aboubakar, Cheikh, Sidiki, Modibo, Seydou e Ismael. The meaning of Barikama is resistance.  This association of social promotion is based on a micro-income project that aims to foster social inclusion through the sale of organic vegetables and yogurt. The aim of this cooperative Read more

Contribute to the ME4Change project! Have your say and fill in our survey!

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Collecting the ideas, understanding the issues, sharing solutions, creating value for the community and the society. This is what ME4Change is all about. We are driven by inclusion and we need the community support and contribution to grow and to generate benefits and positive impact! We are now in the process of mapping the barriers Read more

Zenobia Restaurant

A smart integration: a restaurant in Italy promoting integration

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A restaurant in Turin called Zenobia is managed by a family of Syrian refugees who want to promote integration. A family of Syrian refugees had an idea to promote integration and inclusion. They decided to use their restaurant – called Zenobia (the third-century queen of the Palmyrene Empire) – to encourage a better integration for Read more