Project Results & Deliverables

Social inclusion is a process which affords citizens the necessary opportunities and resources to fully participate in economic, cultural, and social life. Tension on the migrants’ question is still growing in Europe. Without any doubt, the phenomenon of migration can no longer be considered an emergency; it’s a chronic situation that without a strong coherent and persistent eastern policy, it continues to affect European boundaries policy, social inclusion, labour policy, welfare systems, access to school and university, healthcare policies

Project Milestones

2018, Semester I

EVENT 1: Int. Conference, from May 21st to May 23rd 2018

  • International Conference: How Europe can create good practices of migrant’s inclusion

May 21st-23rd, 2018
More than 150 people among academics from LSE, Yale, Bocconi, Science Po, Mannheim University, American University of Beirut, Koc University, Middlesex University, Arizona State University among others; practitioners dealing with the migrants acceptance in Sicily from local organizations, SPRAAR centers, UNHCR, ARCI, OIM, OXFAM, Emergency; cultural mediators, lawyers, social operators, local and national public institutions representatives as the prefect and the Italian Ambassador in Libya, journalists, local entrepreneurs and private citizens took part in the three-day event organized on May, 21-23.
The event consisted in an Academic Conference on Human Mobility and migrants’ contribution to the society, dedicated to the memory of Peter Sutherland, former UN Special Representative for Migration who took part in the first conference on Managing Migration organized by Ortygia Business School and LSE Institute of Global Affairs in 2016.

EVENT 5: seminar on Africa, May 21st 2018

  • Seminar on Africa: Focus on Libya

May 21st 2018
On May 21st 2018 it took place a Seminar on Africa titled “Focus on Libya” where the Deputy Prefect of Siracusa Filippo Romano, UNHCR’s Chief of Mission to Libya Roberto Mignone, Ambassador of Italy to Lybia Roberto Perrone and IOM’s Chief of Mission to Lybia, Othman Belbeisi presented the latest highlights on the Libyan situation with the purpose to inform civil society on what is happening on the other side of Mediterranean Sea.

EVENT 3: meeting politicians, May 23rd 2018

  • Dialogue on Europe with Mario Monti and Sylvie Goulard

May 23rd 2018
On May 23rd 2018 it took place a Citizens’ Dialogue on Europe with Mario Monti, Senator of the Italian Republic and Sylvie Goulard, French essayist and politician where Siracusa citizens debated with the speakers on the most topical issues of the economic and social policy of Europe.

2018, Semester II

TEACHING 1: lecture for PhD, December 13th, 2018

  • “Lecture for PhD”: Immigration and the Host Country: Economic Impacts and Integration

December 13th 2018, Università di Messina
11 PhD students of the Economics Management and Statistics department of the University of Messina attended the lecture of Professor Tommaso Frattini on “Immigration and the Host Country: Economic Impacts and Integration”.

DELIVERABLE M1:

  • Innovative migration studies. A helpful biography for phd students

2019, Semester I

EVENT 6: seminar on Africa, February 16th 2019

Seminar on Africa: Focus Africa
February 16th, Ortygia Business School
The Center for Migrations of the Ortygia Business School Foundation continues with information and training activities aimed to inform civil society, professionals, political and institutional representatives who daily face the broad issue of migration. On February 16th we will host notable journalists and professionals to speak about geopolitical complexity, political processes and cultural changes in Nigeria, Eritrea and Tunisia and the main causes of migration flows such as conflict, poverty, unemployment, nutrition and food security, climate change.

  • Focus Africa: Nigeria, Eritrea and Tunisia [Download PDF]

Presentazioni:

  • Processi Politici e Mutamenti Culturali in Tunisia: Complessità [Download PDF]
    Dr Adel Chehida – Presidente Associazione Tunisini in Italia

EVENT 7: seminar on Africa, February 16th 2019

Seminar on Africa: Why to Migrate?
February 16th, Ortygia Business School
The Center for Migrations of the Ortygia Business School Foundation continues with information and training activities aimed to inform civil society, professionals, political and institutional representatives who daily face the broad issue of migration. On February 16th we will host notable journalists and professionals to speak about the main causes of migration flows such as conflict, poverty, unemployment, nutrition and food security, climate change.

Conference: Focus on Africa & Why to migrate?

Presentazioni:

  • Perché Migrare? Un focus sullprincipali cause dei flussi migratori: conflitti, povertà, disoccupazione, nutrizione e sicurezza alimentare, cambiamenti climatici [Download PDF]Silvia Migali – Joint Research Center, European Commission 
  • In Africa e dall’Africa: Perché Migrare? [Download PDF]Laura Bartolini – OIM, Ufficio di Coordinamento per il Mediterraneo
  • La comunicazione e l’accompagnamento al lavoro nell’accoglienza dei richiedenti asilo: un’esperienza a Bologna? [Download PDF]Sandra Federici – Direttrice Rivista Africa e Mediterraneo

 TEACHING 1: lecture for PhD, May 29th, 2019

  • “Lecture for PhD”: Immigration and the Host Country: Economic Impacts and Integration

June 2018, Università di Catania
19 students of the University of Catania attended a lecture on Migrants inclusion practices. The objectives were to present a wide range of academic’s theories and practical experiences of managing the integration of incoming migrants and refugees (extra-EU) and to provide a framework for their inclusion. This covered: housing, integration, provision of public services, social inclusion, education and labour market measures.

EVENT 2: Int. Conference, Migration and Development – from June 23rd to June 24th 2019

The Conference focuses on the link between migration and development. Several international studies confirm that migration enhances the development of origin and destination countries. However, the potential of migration is not yet fully exploited. While migration can be a powerful poverty reduction tool and contribute to the achievement of all the SDGs, the specific risks and vulnerabilities of migrants are often overlooked. This coupled with a weak implementation of support programmes and major data gaps calls for renewed research efforts and policy action. The Conference will seek to address these and several other key questions including do policy makers sufficiently take migration into account in their respective policy areas? How to better integrate migration into development strategies? Is it necessary to improve co-ordination mechanisms and strengthen international co-operation?

EVENT 4: meeting politicians – June 24th 2019

  • Meeting Politicians: Citizens’ Dialogue on Europe

DELIVERABLE M1: didactic material to be distributed on June 2019

  • Innovative migration studies. A helpful biography for phd students

Learn more about Ortigya Business School

Learn more