Perspectives on the ‘crisis’ in the Mediterranean: the Italian case

Perspectives on the ‘crisis’ in the Mediterranean: the Italian case

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Federazione Nazionale Della Stampa Italiana
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II
349, 00186 Roma

In 2015 over a million people crossed the Mediterranean towards Europe in search of security and opportunities for a better life. Thousands died along the way, whilst measures intended to control and deter the flow were introduced by the EU and various Member States.

In this context, the MEDMIG project has analysed the migration flows, routes, experiences and policies in the Mediterranean. The MEDMIG team has carried out 500 interviews with people who arrived in Italy, Greece, Malta or Turkey during 2015, as well as with over 100 key stakeholders.

You are warmly invited to take part in a round table to discuss the preliminary findings of the research, where we will reflect on the responses to irregular migration flows to Italy, the transformation of the system of asylum and migrant reception and the role that research can have in the public debate on the crisis.

The event will be in Italian.


14.00 – 14.30  Welcome

14.30 – 15.00 Flows, routes and experiences in the Mediterranean: the MEDMIG project, Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham) and Simon McMahon (University of Coventry)

15.00 – 15.10 Reception: the true emergency, Gabriella Guido (LasciateCIEntrare)

15.10 – 15.20 Humanitarian Corridors, Daniela Pompei (Comunità di Sant’Egidio)

15.20 – 15.30 Mapping exclusionary reception patterns, Marco Bertotto (MSF)

15.30 – 15.40 Monitoring Italian policies of externalisation, Sara Prestianni (ARCI)

15.40 – 16.00 Reflections on the research and future perspectives, Khalid Chaouki (Deputato PD)

16.00 – 16.50 Discussion

16.50 – 17.00 Conclusions and final thoughts, Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham), Simon McMahon (University of Coventry)

Chair: Ferruccio Pastore (FIERI)

The event will take place on 17 May 2016 from 14 to 17.00, in the Sala Azzurra of the Federazione Nazionale della Stampa Italiana (FNSI), Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 349, 00186 Roma.

For more information and tickets see here