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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


La Linière, a story to tell

There are places that everyone knows, not because they have really been there, but because historical events have made them…


Ermira, between the borders in Bolzano

“I believe that the high school period in Trieste had a decisive impact on my education, on the way I…


The bridge of culture. The OKC Abrašević Centre in Mostar

There are lines that have a story to tell. There are places that don’t want to stop talking. One of…


Lesvos: The thousand voices

Close your eyes for a moment. Imagine that you are surrounded by book volumes. In silence, you can imagine the…



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News from the borders


Asylum in Italy: an increasingly weaker right

The new AIDA report by ASGI The latest report of the AIDA (Asylum Information Database) project on Italy, updated in…


A world on the run

Almost 80 million people have to leave their homes, an unprecedented number: the Unhcr annual report Never so many evacuees,…


The Montreal Recommendations on Recruitment

A Road Map towards Better Regulation The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has published – on June 8, 2020 – new…


The next great migration

The beauty and terror of life on the move “Humans thrive in such widely variable places, from the Tibetan plateau…


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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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