‘Welcoming’ of refugees in Italy and the role of activist groups
Francesca Helm is a teacher and researcher in the field of English and translation at the University of Padova. In this video, she describes the system of ‘accoglienza’ in Italy and the role of activists play in it.
What is the system of ‘accoglienza’ in Italy?
Charter of Lampedusa
6 declarations of Freedom
Italy as a country with the highest number of arriving migrants in Europe
System of ‘accoglienza’ as a welcome or reception of refugees in Italy
3 lines of reception
What is the role of activist groups in regional hubs and informal reception centres?
First-line reception: Regional hubs
The roles of activist groups for regional hubs
The conditions of regional hubs
Narratives and counter narratives surrounding the death of a refugee within a hub
Informal reception centres
The roles of activist groups for informal reception centres
An occupied informal reception centre in Padova
What do activists say?
The role of activists: to link with the community and help the refugees and asylum-seekers to be heard
Demonstration in Venice “Side by Side” in March 2017