Tag Archives: Ethnic relations
By anne | Published: October 6, 2011
Exiled populations – who increasingly refer to themselves as diaspora communities – hold a strong stake in the fate of their countries of origin. In an increasingly interconnected world, they engage in 'long-distance politics' towards their homelands, send financial remittances and support social development in their communities of origin. Transnational diaspora networks have thus become global forces shaping the relationship between countries, regions and continents.
By anne | Published: September 2, 2011
Binational couples and multicultural families: The often negative media coverage about migrants diverges from reality. In Germany, for example, according to the Association of Binational Families and Relationships, every third child has one parent with migration background. When two people from different cultural backgrounds come together on the basis of love, this is the highest possible expression of integration.
By anne | Published: August 30, 2011
Tea Time Project Norwegian centre against Racism Statistics have shown that Norwegians who know people with minority backgrounds also are less likely to have prejudices against them. However, today, a large part of the Norwegian population don’t know anyone with a minority background well enough to get to that stage. This is why the Norwegian [...]
By anne | Published: August 2, 2011
EUMARGINS is a collaborative project financed by The Seventh Framework Programme for research and technological development (FP7) of the European Union. The research focus is on inclusion and exclusion of young adult immigrants in seven European countries.
By anne | Published: July 25, 2011
The Interfaith Network is a group of diverse cultural and religious faiths, working in partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong Council to promote peace and harmony within the municipality.
The second issue in the National League of Cities’ Municipal Action for Immigrant Integration American Cities Series, Municipal Innovations in Immigrant Integration: 20 Cities, 20 Good Practices features twenty of the most innovative US cities in the area of immigrant integration. These cities are diverse, ranging in size and geographic location. Yet, each highlights good examples of immigrant integration programs, whether through public-private partnerships, advisory initiatives, or action-oriented programs.
H.A.N.D.S. (Helping All Nationalities Diversify Society) Across Chattanooga is an outreach program established in 2010 by the City of Chattanooga’s Office of Multicultural Affairs. While the Office of Multicultural Affairs has a broad focus of eliminating discrimination against all citizens due to race, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability and ethnicity, H.A.N.D.S. is a smaller program that fights discrimination due to national origin only and works to integrate immigrants into the city. H.A.N.D.S. brings together international newcomers with local agencies and service providers to help these new residents become more acclimated to the community.
Created in 2003, the Latino Advisory Council to the Seattle Police Department has the objective of building a partnership between the Latino community and the city’s police department. This particular council is assigned a deputy-chief of police, one officer liaison and support staff. The Latino Advisory Council focuses on four key areas: Advising the police department on public safety issues and challenges affecting local Latinos; promoting dialogue that builds trust and confidence between the Latino community and the police; educating and training police officers to be culturally competent; and encouraging Latino community engagement in the Advisory Council and other city programs promoting public safety.
By aaronf | Published: April 3, 2011
Walk A Mile poster Walk A Mile Concert ‘Walk A Mile’ is a concert which celebrates and thanks the selfless work given for the benefit of others. Our internationally renowned, talented and multicultural Australian musicians often perform selflessly for many charities without thought of reward or gain. Some proceeds from ‘Walk A Mile’ will assist [...]
By daniel | Published: April 1, 2011
Laïcité has been for decades a warrant of equal rights of belief and respect to all religions in France. However, in recent weeks some politicians have questioned the commitment of certain ethno-religious communities to that essential principle of the French Republic. Concerns over migrants’ integration have been the reason given by the ruling party, the [...]
By daniel | Published: March 22, 2011
In the last few months, Germany has been caught up in an intense debate about the integration of Muslims in the country. Polls show that Germans increasingly see Islam as a foreign element that poses a threat to their style of life. In a policy brief for the Berlin series of the German Marshall Fund [...]
By daniel | Published: March 4, 2011
On January 2011 the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Working Group reviewed the status of Human Rights in 50 countries from across the world – including the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Norway, New Zealand, Ghana, Mexico and South Africa – and released a series of recommendations for these countries. The Federation of Ethnic [...]
By daniel | Published: March 2, 2011
The Arab community in America is a heterogeneous group composed of roughly 3 million people. More than 75% of this number are descendents of immigrants. In this paper, Younes Abouyoub, Ph.D., a visiting scholar at Columbia University, examines four aspects of the political participation of this community, namely protest politics, interest-group politics and organizations, office [...]
By daniel | Published: February 24, 2011
Tariq Modood, Director of the University of Bristol Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship, has published his new book “Still Not Easy Being British: Struggles for a Multicultural Citizenship”. As a leading authority on these subjects within British academia, Modood describes the growth of Muslim political assertiveness in the context of rethinking multiculturalism [...]
By daniel | Published: February 21, 2011
In an interview to the Canadian news channel CTV, Mayor Gregor Robertson, praised Vancouver’s diversity because it “doesn’t just provide it with an identity and reputation for being welcoming – it’s also the city’s ticket to future prosperity.” By 2031, nearly 60 per cent of Vancouver residents will be visible minorities, up from 42 per [...]
By daniel | Published: February 20, 2011
Cultural Infusion is a not-for-profit organisation that works in education, youth, communities and the arts to promote cultural harmony and well-being for a more cohesive and richer society. Cultural Infusion is dedicated to promoting equality, social justice and encouraging a broader understanding of culture across our community for the benefit of all. Over the past six years we have worked with diverse tools to enable the greatest number of people possible to experience vibrant cultural and inter-cultural arts and social initiatives.
By daniel | Published: February 11, 2011
Debates around migration are often fuelled by large-scale misconceptions both in North America and Europe. People need to be given a realistic sense of the scale of immigration in their country so that they can have a nuanced view toward immigration. According to a survey released on February 3rd Americans and Europeans both tend to [...]
By daniel | Published: February 8, 2011
United Kingdom’s Prime Minister said on February 5th that State multiculturalism has failed and left young Muslims vulnerable to radicalization. Cameron reminded the necessary active participation of migrants in their communities. “A passively tolerant society… stands neutral between different values,” he said. “A genuinely liberal country does much more. It believes in certain values and [...]
By daniel | Published: February 4, 2011
For his latest project the acclaimed photographer Joseph Rodriguez turned his lens on a group of young Muslims growing up in the city of Malmo, Sweden. Rodriguez attempts to find out why racial tensions are increasing in one of the most progressive countries in Europe. Rosengard in Malmo is symbolic of the divide between the [...]
By aaronf | Published: February 4, 2011
Migration Institutions includes museums and other institutions promoting the public understanding of migration. The current trend in the development of migration museums, named differently worldwide, is an interesting phenomenon, as it may contribute to the creation of a new and multiple identity, at an individual and collective level. UNESCO and the IOM have decided to work together to promote exchange of information and experiences on the history of immigration and the memories of migrants, notably through helping to set up and develop museums in receiving countries. This kind of museum would, in particular, help collect, safeguard, highlight and make accessible to the general public certain elements relating to the history and culture of immigration, and to the process of integration of migrant communities.
By daniel | Published: February 3, 2011
Millions of Asians celebrate the Lunar New Year around the world. The Year of the Rabbit officially began on February 3. In China, people set off fireworks to welcome 4709. Celebrations will last 15 days ending with the full moon on the Lantern Festival. This festival is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children [...]
By daniel | Published: February 1, 2011
Cities of Migration has organized a 60 minute webinar on: Healthy Communities: Improving Immigrant Access to Healthcare. Staying healthy means knowing when and where to go for medical help and having access to experts who can speak your language, culturally and linguistically. The webinar explores innovative strategies for improving access to healthcare in immigrant communities [...]
By daniel | Published: January 29, 2011
La Barbería" - or in English, "the Barbershop" is a new musical comedy by David Maldonado and Ari Maniel Cruz and directed by Waddys Jacquez that will play an open-ended engagement at New World Stages, beginning February 3, with an official opening on February 17. The show is a comedy drama inspired in the history of the Domican migration to New York, a portrait of Washington Heights, a neighborhood in flux and a tribute to the strength of a community. This off-Broadway show uses original contemporary Latin music emanating from the airwaves and is performed mostly in Spanish.
By daniel | Published: January 20, 2011
Baroness Warsi, co-chairman of the Conservative Party in the UK addressed a speech at the University of Leicester in which she expressed her concerns about a “growing religious intolerance in the country,” especially towards Muslims. Her statements represent the most high-profile intervention in Britain’s religious debate by any member of David Cameron’s government. Although Mrs. [...]
By daniel | Published: January 18, 2011
A research directed by Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks, associate professor of management and organizations at Michigan’s Ross School of Business reveals that building inclusive environments in organizations and educational settings often face resistance by whites. Sanchez-Burks highlights that “in the face of the dramatic projected growth in demographic diversity, such failure could have severe economic, social and [...]
By aaronf | Published: December 23, 2010
The Integration: Building Inclusive Societies conversation was broadcast live on December 20, 2010 for a worldwide audience from St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace in London, UK. Roger Cohen, the New York Times journalist discussed about migration, national identities and integration of Muslims in today’s society. The archived video is now available! Due to [...]
By daniel | Published: December 17, 2010
Sindicada – COMRadio Sindicada – COMRàdio Sindicada is an online platform that allows the exchange of audio and information among the 140 radio stations members of Xarxa COMRàdio. These radio stations are located in Catalonia, Spain and are associated in the “Consorci de Comunicació Local -CCL” (Communication Municipal Consortium). Sindicada offers a rich variety of [...]
By daniel | Published: December 7, 2010
Cities and mayors are at the front line of integration challenge, and active involvement of local governments in integration of migrants enables progress, innovation and development. Mayors’ experience in managing cultural diversity must feed into policy making at national level. The think tank City Mayors Foundation launched the 2010 World Mayor Project in the spring [...]
By daniel | Published: December 2, 2010
With its E Pluribus Unum Prizes, the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) awards exceptional initiatives that promote immigrant integration. The prize aims “to honor the efforts of those who are creating stronger, more unified and successful communities by strengthening relationships between native-born and foreign-born Americans.” The E Pluribus Unum Prizes national awards program provides four $50,000 [...]
By daniel | Published: November 24, 2010
A research project by the Goethe University in collaboration with the European Resarch Council studies new forms of public sociality emerging among young people with migrant backgrounds in the context of urban club cultures in three European cities. “Ethnic Club Cultures in Urban Europe” is a comparative study of the phenomenon of ethnic club scenes [...]
By daniel | Published: November 19, 2010
Nominations for the third annual Paul Yuzyk Award for Multiculturalism can now be sumbitted. If you know a Canadian individual or organization that deserves to be recognized for his or her contributions to multiculturalism, diversity, and the integration of cultural communities and new Canadians, you can now nominate. The deadline for 2011 Paul Yuzyk Award [...]
By daniel | Published: November 16, 2010
Maranatha Federation is a non profit organization that aims to promote integration, rights and culture of Roma. Its main objective is to improve education and socio-economic background of Roma in the region of Valencia (Spain). Maranatha also promotes Roma culture and identity, as well as their integration in the context of main stream society. Since [...]
By daniel | Published: November 12, 2010
The Canadian Council of Muslim Women believes that "Muslim women must develop their Muslim identity while being a part of and making a positive contribution to Canadian society, and that they must provide positive role models for Muslim youth." Several projects implemented by the CCMW include the "Being Canadian Muslim Women in the 21st Century" project that promotes leadership among Canadian Muslim women/girls and encourages then to fully participate in society; or their Muslim Youth Program (My Canada Project), a two-year project that aims at "developing a coordinated strategy that will provide opportunities for Muslim youth to strengthen their Canadian Muslim identities and increase their participation in the civic life of their communities."
By daniel | Published: November 4, 2010
The Association of Muslim Organizations of Geneva (l'Union des organisations musulmanes de Genève) organized an open house to advance dialogue within the Genevan society and discuss about people's concerns and questions regarding Islam and Muslim's presence in society. During the course of the "Islam in Geneva, let's talk. To dialogue is to share" day ("L’islam à Genève, parlons-en. Dialoguer c’est partager"), ten Muslim organizations invited visitors in seven different locations. Activities consisted of a series of discussions, conferences and expositions on the work carried out by these organizations. Space for conviviality was also provided.
By daniel | Published: November 4, 2010
Prestigious philosopher Jürgen Habermas, professor emeritus of philosophy at Goethe University in Frankfurt expresses his concerns about politicians that "can divert the social anxieties of their voters into ethnic aggression against still weaker social groups." Habermas believes that integration of Muslim Turkish migrants and their descendants has generally been a success in Germany. Although, in some economically depressed areas there is certainly a problem of isolation from mainstream society.
By aaronf | Published: October 21, 2010
Roma Source is a Europe-wide project to improve both the lives of Roma people and the local communities they live alongside. The project is being led by the Yorkshire and Humber Regional Migration Partnership. It brings together eight organisations from six countries across Europe: UK, Italy, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria and Spain. The partners in the project include regions of Europe which are traditionally home to Roma communities as well as those which have more recently become a destination.
By daniel | Published: October 19, 2010
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon addressed the European Parliament on the 60th Anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights. In his speech, Ban Ki-moon acknowledged that Europe has been example of peaceful change through ever-closer integration and of respect to Human Rights. However, he showed his disappointment and concern on the situation of migrants in [...]
By aaronf | Published: October 19, 2010
National Government, Department of Internal Affairs Name of Practitioner: New Zealand Office of Ethnic Affairs Website: http://www.ethnicaffairs.govt.nz/home Contact Information: 46 Waring Taylor Street, The Department of Internal Affairs, Wellington, New Zealand Telephone: 64 4 494 0546, Fax: 64 4 495 7231 Email: email@example.com Practitioner’s aims, programs of activities and fields of expertise: The Office of [...]
By daniel | Published: October 14, 2010
Monash University, UNAOC Research Network Partner, has released the results of a national survey mapping Australian attitudes on a range of issues, including discrimination, attitudes towards immigration, immigrants and asylum-seekers. Conducted by Professor Andrew Markus, the survey is part of the Scanlon Foundation’s Social Cohesion Research Program (in cooperation with the Australian Multicultural Foundation and [...]
By daniel | Published: October 13, 2010
Managing public perceptions through provision of illustrations and management of images play an essential role in the integration of migrants. Images have an impressive power in affecting collective subconscious. Images have invaded streets through advertising and livingrooms through television, the Internet and magazines. Campaign experts resort to suggestive images that cannot be ignored. Indeed, images [...]
By daniel | Published: October 8, 2010
In partnership with the City of Williams Lake in Canada, the association Ear to the Ground Planning has organized a workshop that aims to connect youth, elders and community leaders from different backgrounds and discuss issues of violence and racism. Called Inter-Generational Dialogues, the workshop encourages respectful listening and sharing as a means for participants [...]
By aaronf | Published: September 15, 2010
My name is Aline Cordeiro Andersson. I live in Sweden. My project is simply about the better integration of immigrants in the country. My articles were published twice and my municipality received my project with great interest. Örnsköldsvik's Diversity Center will be a good example in all the Nordic countries about positive cultural exchange and migration. It will offer seminars with social workers and ordinary immigrants (and refugees), there should be an open videoroom showing films from around the world and there should be books that everyone can read about different countries. There will be a knowledge center. This project is intended not only for Örnsköldsvik, but for the whole of Sweden and even Europe.
By aaronf | Published: September 14, 2010
OnePeople.sg organises the annual flagship HarmonyWorks! Conference, targeted at students from Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges (JC), Institutes of Technical Educations (ITE), Polytechnics, Madrasahs and International Schools. The objectives of the conference are: To heighten participants' awareness of cross-cultural understanding/ engagement and its implications on the local, regional and global community; and to provide the participants with multi-faceted views for the need to go beyond the comfort of one's ethnic group and immersing in Singapore's cultural and religious diversity. HarmonyWorks! Conference 2010 bearing the theme “Inte-GREAT-ion – How Will You Embrace Diversity?” was held at Nanyang Polytechnic on 10 July 2010. The Conference this year engaged participants in discussions on current trends and issues relating to diversity and integration in Singapore.
By daniel | Published: September 9, 2010
Rio is notable - beyond any other Brazilian city - for the level of inter-ethnic mixing evident in the streets and public places. Brazilian associations believe that inter-ethnic conviviality is the default position in Brazil and as drugs and economic inequality are gradually brought under control it would become more apparent to outsiders. In general , it is the cities of the south which are both experiencing the highest level of migration and are showing the greatest propensity for innovation in order to solve the problems of growth and integration.
By daniel | Published: September 9, 2010
the City is now is a true melting pot of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Arabic communities. With four official languages (English, Malay, Mandarin and Tamil) and an impressive number of religions practiced (Buddhism and Taoism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, and 15% with no religious affiliation), Singapore is a true example of a cosmopolitan City.
By aaronf | Published: August 30, 2010
The Western Australian Government has produced a practical guide to assist local governments improve their responsiveness to the increasingly diverse needs of communities in Western Australia. The ‘Implementing the Principles of Multiculturalism Locally’ was produced by the Office of Multicultural Interests, Department of Local Government. It is a practical tool to assist local governments to plan and deliver services that are inclusive of the needs of residents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. The guide includes a Multicultural Planning Framework, explanation of terms and case studies highlighting the innovative multicultural programs and experiences of several Western Australian local governments.
By aaronf | Published: August 19, 2010
AkiDwA Migrant Women's Health Project Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) focuses on conducting research on the health needs, in relation to FGM, of African/Migrant women in order to improve and inform service delivery and to influence mainstream policy. AkiDwA estimates in 2010 that there are over 3,170 women living in Ireland who have undergone FGM and over 11,500 women living there from FGM practicing countries. A FGM Health Forum was recruited and created and acts as an expert advisory group to the Project by means of sharing information and networking. A preliminary estimate for the number of women by country of origin and age group who are resident in Ireland and living with FGM was calculated using 2006 census data and published and updated in 2010. Collaboration with Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, MSc Women’s Health to write the first ever Irish handbook on FGM entitled “Female Genital Mutilation: Information for Health-Care Professionals Working in Ireland” it was launched in January 2009. Over 1,400 copies of the Handbook have been distributed in Ireland and internationally.
By daniel | Published: August 18, 2010
A Cologne-based public relations firm has found a strength in multiculturalism. The firm employs people with roots in Turkey, Greece, the Netherlands, Portugal, Japan, Korea, China, India, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. This multiculturalism is good for both the business and the employees. The firm serves foreign businesses looking to target German consumers, and German businesses [...]
By daniel | Published: August 17, 2010
The Ilminster-based charity Glade (UK) is running a project that aims to educate teenagers about global issues with the use of media and visual arts. Since May 2010, the group of youth has interviewed people from Poland, Afghanistan, Angola, Botswana and Sudan. They have asked the interviewees to share their experiences of what life was [...]
By daniel | Published: August 10, 2010
A poll conducted by the British Council Scotland shows that two-thirds (65%) of respondents has a favourable opinion towards Muslims. A majority also thinks that Muslims living in Scotland are loyal to the country. Most of the respondents, both Muslims and non-Muslims, felt the process of integrating was easier in Scotland than England. Three factors [...]
By aaronf | Published: August 9, 2010
The Western Bulldogs Football Club in Melbourne, playing in the elite Australian Football League, is committed to helping refugees and other disadvantaged settlers make a new life in Australia. This is achieved through its community arm "Spirit West Services" with a focus on building smarter, engaged, healthier and 'sustainable' communities. The aim is to encourage education, employment, strong families and a healthy life style through sport. The Club is committed to connecting new settlers with their community and is active in promoting civics through the hosting of a Refugee Week Australian citizenship ceremony.
By daniel | Published: August 5, 2010
The Australian network SBS renews its commitment to ethnic communities. The board members of the multicultural and multilingual network “have attended a round of private dinners with ethnic community leaders in several states to garner their views on directions for the network.” This attention to communities’ needs contributes to their integration and reflects the diversity [...]
By daniel | Published: July 30, 2010
An estimated number of 200 million Chinese migrants has left the countryside and lives in cities. These internal migrants lack access to basic rights such as schooling, housing and education. A recent conference organized by the Association for Canadian Studies, with China’s Fudan University and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, highlighted that the use [...]
By daniel | Published: July 29, 2010
The London InterCommunity Health Centre (LIHC) operates an innovative program in partnership with several local organizations of London, Ontario, Canada. The Ethno-Racial Mentoring Program matches 80 young people with mentors that will address their specific integration needs. The program aims to engage the young participants in the community as a way to help them step [...]
By estellet | Published: June 23, 2010
The Gallup Coexist Index 2009, A Global Study of Interfaith Relations, found that North Americans are more likely to be tolerant or integrated than Europeans. The survey classifies respondents in 3 categories: those who are “isolated”, the “tolerant” who are respectful and open to other faiths and practices, and the “integrated” who feel respected by [...]
By aaronf | Published: June 23, 2010
Engaging Diasporas for Developent (EDD) is a not-for-profit, political and religious independent organization. The mission of EDD is to promote a positive view of Diasporas towards stimulating an improved utilization of their capacity for the benefit of all.
By estellet | Published: June 7, 2010
The French Museum on History of Immigration (Cite Nationale de l’histoire de l’immigration, located in the Palais de la Porte Doree) examines the relation between soccer and immigration. This exhibition is launched at the occasion of the opening of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Alternatively described as a factor of rapprochement between cultures, as a [...]
By estellet | Published: June 7, 2010
The Expert Advisory Board for Integration and Migration (SVR), which was founded in 2008 by eight major foundations involved in social and political advocacy and research, released its first annual report. It contains what the board calls the Integration Climate Index (IKI) which basically takes the temperature of relations between ethnic Germans and immigrants. According [...]
By aaronf | Published: May 21, 2010
I cannot be safe when others around me aren’t, I cannot have peace, when others around me don’t. It is in my selfish interests to take the responsibility to work for a better world so all of us can co-exist in relative harmony. The world is changing quite rapidly, while conflicts continue to rage, a new dimension is emerging vividly and growing strongly every day. Indeed, the world is moving towards a new paradigm of “Co-existence” also known as “Pluralism”. Pluralism is nothing more than an adjustment in one’s attitude towards others; it is indeed respecting the otherness of other and accepting the Genetic (God) given uniqueness of each one of the seven billion of us. If we can learn to accept 7 billion unique thumb prints and understand the existence of 7 billion DNA compositions, then why not accept the uniqueness of 7 billion of us? If we world. My role as a peace maker is to mitigate conflicts and nurture goodwill...
By aaronf | Published: May 20, 2010
Responding to an increase in the number of suspected racially motivated attacks in Ukraine, the IOM, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Amnesty International and other concerned civil society organizations formed the Diversity Initiative (DI) in April 2007 to begin addressing the issue in a coordinated way. DI strives to uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants, refugees and visible minorities in Ukraine. It currently includes over 65 organizations from the international, civil, corporate, and government sectors as well as diplomatic missions and interested individuals. The objectives are to provide a platform and forum for civil society to network, to support the Ukrainian government’s interventions, to collect and disseminate verified and standardized information relating to suspected racially motivated...
By aaronf | Published: May 20, 2010
The Living Library is a system whereby the ‘books’ of the library are individuals from different social or ethnic backgrounds and the ‘readers’ of the books are high school or university students. The event serves as a tool for opening dialogues between people, and in doing so provides an informal setting in which to ask questions and discuss stereotypes or prejudices. The IOM Mission in Ukraine has adopted and slightly modified the concept of “Living Library” from the model introduced by the Danish civil society organization “Stop the Violence” in 2000 (for more details please visit http://living-library.org/the-history.html). Using a 10 minute rotation system, ‘books’ and ‘readers’ get to know each other by sharing stories of their lives and informally exploring prejudices and stereotypes. The benefits of the adopted model are: the...
By estellet | Published: May 20, 2010
Turkey is pressing the Council of Europe to adopt strong resolutions in the hopes that member states, especially those that are part of the European Union, will extend better protections to minorities, including Turkish expats and migrants living in Western Europe. Read more about this article How useful was this information? Users ratings 3.00 out [...]
By aaronf | Published: May 18, 2010
Working with public urban spaces as its platform, migrantas aims to make visible the thoughts and feelings of those who have left their own country and now live in a new one. Mobility, migration and transculturality are not the exception in our world, but are instead becoming the rule. Nevertheless, migrant women and their experiences remain often invisible to the majority of our society. Migrantas works with issues of migration, identity and intercultural dialogue. Their work incorporates tools from the visual arts, graphic design and social sciences. Members of the collective (Marula Di Como, Florencia Young, Alejandra López, Irma Leinauer), mostly women who have themselves immigrated to Germany, develop the projects with other migrant women in a horizontal dialogue. Migrantas meets with migrant women in their own...
This research project on the Italian migration in Bahia examined the migration patterns over the last 70 years. It focused on three different periods (1950-1970, 1970-2000 and 2000-2010) that follow completely different motivations, caracteristics and even different ways of transportation. The research also focused also on Italian indigents in Bahia, a phenomenon that is not [...]
"migraSEARCH" is the latest online-tool of the Austrian Integration Fund. The optimized Google search engine scans about 750 websites which cover relevant topics on integration and migration. The ÖIF migraSEARCH allows a more efficient and faster research and an elimination of spreading loss whilst providing more accurate results. To optimize the results one can also choose certain file-types and dates of publication...
Blanlieues D'Europe is a European wide network, a forum for investigating the fundamental human concerns and issues within Europe (alienation, exclusion, social divisiveness especially within urban neighbourhoods. As regards these issues, Arts has a vital role to perform. Acting as a european exchange platform, the network meetings enable Culture, Town Policies, Social Work, Town development and research professionals to meet together and to reflect in depth on the problems linked to their practices...
By aaronf | Published: May 5, 2010
The overall aim of this project is to design a model for a dynamic and sustainable interfaith and intercultural network for the northern region of Melbourne, a region famous for its cultural diversity. Based on active collaboration between the La Trobe University’s Centre for Dialogue, five municipalities and eight partner organizations from the faith and cultural sector the project is the first regionally developed network of its kind in Australia. It is intended that the network will connect various community-related organizations, such as government, religious, media, sporting, education and welfare bodies. This network will coordinate, supplement and enhance any pre-existing community based projects, plus provide recommendations to establish new framework(s) that will help improve the projects objectives...
By aaronf | Published: May 5, 2010
This community-based study looks at the settlement experiences of family immigrants in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The importance of this study is in the opportunity to learn about settlement challenges newcomers face in smaller communities. This study helps to understand what changes need to be made in order to better serve and support their on-going transition. The best practices discovered as a result of this research are as follows: information and education about the diversity of cultural norms needs to be introduced to a community at every level to facilitate understanding and cooperation. Greater collaboration between organizations working with immigrants will help the integration process. The main reasons that retain newcomers are: affordability of basic life needs, accessibility and proximity to services (health care,...
The EMILIE project concentrates on legal, educational and political challenges posed by cultural and ethnic diversity in European societies.
This new book explores the interaction between native majorities and Muslim minorities in different European countries.
This report aims to underline the complexity of cultural diversity issues.
The UNESCO/ UN-Habitat research project “Urban Policies and Practices toward Social and Spatial Inclusion of Migrants” is reporting the challenges and opportunities of the social inclusion and spatial integration of migrants and their families in urban setting. How useful was this information? Users ratings 3.00 out of 5
Understanding the impact of discrimination and fostering a community that is welcoming, embracing, strengthening the difference?
By aaronf | Published: March 26, 2010
Migration Island promotes comparative research in the field of islands migration studies with a focus on Mediterranean islands and, currently, works on projects related to migrants' integration in collaboration with local authorities, NGOs, private businesses and schools in Sicily, Italy...
By Florence | Published: March 22, 2010
The Open Society Institute announces the publication of a major new report on the level and nature of integration of Muslims in 11 cities across Western Europe.