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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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News from the borders

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The European Commission, migration policy towards the election

The European Commission’s new report on progress in the field of immigration, published on 3 March 2019, also in anticipation of the next European elections in May 2019, is dedicated as always to data, but is characterized – compared to the past – by political messages on the subject. The report also focuses on fake…

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Committee for the Prevention of Torture

On February 19th 2019, the report of the Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) about the situation of psychiatric patients in immigration detainees centers in Greece was published. The Council observers visited, during the period from 10 to 19 April 2018, five immigration centers….

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Italy – Niger: another case of outsourcing of borders

One week ago, three actors from Italian civil society, Rete Disarmo, Asgi, and Cild, published a report on the agreement between the governments of Italy and Niger. The agreement was signed on September 15, 2017, but, so far, the document has never been discussed in Parliament, as required by Italian law on international treaties. Rete…

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Global Risks Report and migration

Like every year, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on January 15, 2019, the Global Risks Report 2019, a global overview (from around one thousand members of its stakeholder communities) of opportunities or risks for big companies and economic actors, was published. Global risks were defined as uncertain events which,…

 

 

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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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