Migrations and New Forms of Integration
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.