Migrations and New Forms of Integration

Thursday, 19 July 2018: 15:30-17:20
RC26 Sociotechnics, Sociological Practice (host committee)

Language: English

The wars in the Middle East and in Africa have produced a scenario already known in Europe during the World War II, when millions of people running away from their countries occupied by enemy forces,. Today, West Nations are hit by similar phnomenon: an enormous flow of refugees, displaced persons who migrate with their families in search of safety from the wars and famine.

The highest number of emigrants has frightened the inhabitants and politicians of the most affluent Western states. In terror of what such a high number of coming people could lead to welfare and public order of their nations, they built barriers and walls to prevent this desperate and peaceful invasion. In this way they dont realize the positive possibilities that this phenomenon can offer .

The ability to change what appears only a risk into an opportunity is given to us by some cases occurred in Italy and in the world. For example in the little city of Riace in South of Italy the mayor through the work and initiatives of migrants have repopulated  and transformed a poor and semi abandoned town.

The session aims to analyze the new, inusual end good forms of reception and integration of migrants in the Western States and in other side of the world.

Session Organizer:
Flaminia SACCA, Università della Tuscia, Italy
Mukesh RANGA, CSJM University, Kanpur (INDIA), India
Oral Presentations
Migrations and the Young Citizens: The Role of Educational Institutions
Flaminia SACCA, Università della Tuscia, Italy, Italy
Unaccompanied Minors in Greece
Georgios TSOBANOGLOU, University of the Aegean, Sociology Department, Greece; Ioanna GIANNOPOULOU, Psychiatry Department (Second), Attika Hospital, University of Athens, Greece, Greece