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The 3rd October marks the sixth anniversary of what is remembered as one of the most serious massacres of Mediterranean migrants: a boat carrying over 500 people sank when it was just a few hundred meters from the coast of Lampedusa. 368 people migrants (including children, women and men) lost their lives; 155 were saved.

The Snapshots project involves for the Capital Events 19 border Local Authorities and 37 associations and civil society organizations from all 28 European countries.

Lampedusa will represent “The Capital of Europe”, with a series of events in other 29 European capitals and cities to support the new petition which aims to request the EU institutions to Make the 3rd October the European Day of Memory and Welcome.

In each cities took place various types of initiatives (such as cultural events, documentaries, debates, exhibitions, flash-mobs, concerts, etc.) coordinated to make citizens aware of the different issues and aspects related to the phenomenon of migration.

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Snapshots From The Borders is a 3-year project co-funded by the European Union (EuropeAid DEAR budget line), run by 35 partners, border Local Authorities and Civil Society organisations.

Snapshots From The Borders aims to improve the critical understanding of European, national and local decision makers and of public opinion about global interdependencies determining migration flows towards European borders, in the perspective of reaching SDGs targets, especially SDG 1, 5, 10 11 and 16. Specifically, the project intends to strengthen a new horizontal, active network among cities directly facing migration flows at EU borders, as a way to promote more effective policy coherence at all levels (European, national, local).

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Borders Tales

Borders Tales People

Traiskirchen and Norbert’s commitment

“My mother is from the Alps, in southern Austria; my father is also from the Alps, but in northern Slovenia….

Borders Tales People

Hungary, between two worlds

“I still remember one little girl, in the middle of the buses that were ready to leave. She was terrified,…

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Lampedusa, between memory and future

The monument to the victims of the 2013 shipwreck The signs of migration are everywhere on Lampedusa, but they should…

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The Brenner Pass

The border as destiny There are monuments that celebrate the past, others that were created so that the past does…



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News from the borders


Pushbacks by sea

The complaint of the Adriatic Ports Network “The Adriatic Ports Network expresses its concern about the policy of rejections and…


Maritime Migration to Europe

Focus on the Overseas Route to the Canary Islands The number of migrants and asylum seekers reaching Europe in 2020…


The Big Wall

An investigation into how Italy has tried to stop immigration from Africa – also using European funds – and how…


Croatia and the Balkan Route

Interview with Maddalena Avon of the Centre for Peace Studies in Zagreb Croatia continues to represent a fundamental junction along…


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International Documentary Festival

The 10 documentaries of International Documentary Festival had chosen according to the topics and issue enlightened by the project, in the need to bring to light and report ‘Snapshots from/of the Borders’.


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