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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

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Emma’s challenge

“My name is Emma Arnesson, I am 33 years old, living in the Swedish mountains. I was born and raised…

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Erofili and Orestis, the doctors of the stories

Their names are Erofili Papathanasiou and Orestis Spiliopoulos, and they are two Greek doctors. And they are among the people…

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The streets of Rhodes

Getting lost in the streets of Rhodes is like taking a trip with a time machine. For a long time…

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Rea, solidarity without borders

“I came to Germany from Brazil just after the fall of the Berlin Wall. I thought I would leave many…



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News from the borders


#FIELDVISITS 1 – On the Balkan Route

A delegation of Snapshots From The Borders had the opportunity to make a field visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina The…


Snapshots from the borders: the webdoc

Snapshots From The Borders is a three-year project co-funded by the European Union (EuropeAid DEAR budget line) involving 35 partners,…


Lithuania – Belarus: the new hot border

Many Iraqis manage to get to Minsk and continue to the border without controls It all started when the news…


Afghanistan, deported to hell

As rebel forces move closer and closer to controlling the country, Austria announces it will not stop deportations to Kabul…


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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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