Rome, Tuesday 13 March 2018 – “Migration: turning challenges into opportunities” the Mutual Learning workshop, hosted by the European Commission Representation in Italy at Spazio Europa, has achieved great success in terms of involvement and participation.
The initiative was promoted by the Dandelion and InterHealth Projects, funded by the European Commission, in collaboration with The Node and OIS, under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
The event hosted 30 italian and international speakers (View the SPEAKERS HERE), representing organizations and projects such as OIS, THE NODE, European Commission, ISS Istituto Superiore di Sanità, IOM International Organisation for Migration, AMREF, University of southern Denmark, University of Cassino, Associazione Carta di Roma, PLATFORMA, CEMR Council of European Municipalities and Regions, UNIDO, AUTH, PROGRAMMA INTEGRA, VIS, Medici con l’Africa Cuamm , Migrascope, MEDU, Sanità di Frontiera, EPOS,Voci di Confine, E-more project, Centro Studi e Ricerche IDOS, Oasi Sociale, Cooperativa Kairos, Casa Scalabrini 634.
90 participants, including representatives of IOM International Organisation for Migration, IFAD, ASPIC, UNHCR, UNESCO, CNR, Migrants & Refugees Section, Think2.it, Saluteinternazionale.info, International Rescue Committee, AICS, IDLO and many other, contributed to the discussion.
The discussion was very productive, several projects presented their work in terms of actionable knowledge and lessons learnt, inspiring the others and the debate. (View the PROGRAMME HERE)
In the morning session the social challenges related to migration were discussed in two sessions. In the first, international experts presented examples in which the challenges have been transformed into opportunities. The second focused on the role of media and social media in framing the narrative on migration and understanding the elements influencing public perception.
During the afternoon session the topic was Health and Migration: national and international Best Practices for health care professionals training in a multicultural context.
The purpose of the day was to share ideas, experiences and solutions to stimulate discussion and mutual learning.
The outcomes and the recommendations stemming from the panels will be soon published.
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