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The project

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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News from the borders

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Conference on Libya, the day after

[BB] The Conference on Libya was held on 12 and 13 November in Palermo, Sicily. For some pundits the symbolic image of the summit, the handshake between the president of the Libyan national government, Fayez al Sarraj, and General Khalifa Haftar should be seen as a success. According to other commentators, the appointment has to be considered a failure….

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For Alps, a new website about immigration in the Alps

ForAlps website is online: please help us to disseminate it! Immigration as opportunity for Alpine regions. The mountains as an economic and human resource. ForAlps aims to shade light and increase the debate about welcoming culture and migrants’ integration in mountain regions We are glad to announce that the website ForAlps has been launched! ForAlps…

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Migration: what Europe is going to decide

On 18 October 2018, the European Council adopted several conclusions on migration, internal security and external relations. This institution is composed of the heads of state or government of the EU’s member states, together with its President and the European Commission President. At the end of its last meeting, it “assessed the state of implementation…

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Solidarity from Traiskirchen to Lampedusa: “We don’t want Europe to be a fortress towards people”

Andrea Babler, mayor of Traiskirchen, town in the district of Baden in Lower Austria in Austria, one of the participant to Snapshots from the borders project, adresses a video message to his colleague Salvatore Martello in Lampedusa, the municipality which is leader of the project, in the day of the fifth anniversary f the death…

 

 

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International Award

International Documentary contest on Migration and Walls stories, with an highly qualified jury, will take place in the Lampedusa island and in our terriotories around Europe. The contest is needed to encourage and motivate filmmakers to raise awareness and report on challenges and opportunities in the field of migration and border management, illuminating the multifaceted nature of migration through the power of human stories. As non-verbal communication, videos and short spot contribute to raise empathy with people and facilitate the understanding of migration issue, because our main goal is telling causes, determinants and interdependencies of migration.  3 winners, selected by online voting, by the migrant’s associations and by a jury composed of famous filmmakers, all winning works will be displayed during local estival in Europe. To promote the documentaries,  a project delegation will open each festival, present Snapshots From The Borders project and significative border experiences from all european territories.

 

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