The University of Alicante participated in the WIR Project Final Event taking place in Ravenna (Italy), from September 24th to 27th. The main aim of the event was double: to see the impact of the WIR project on project targets (political representatives, civil servants, volunteering associations, citizens) and to see possible project follow-up. Indeed, 3 themes can represent an important starting point for future projects: 1. New tools and methodologies for the access to job market for new comers; 2 Strategies to fight miscommunication and fake news about the migration issue; 3. Participation of migrants in the social community through formal and non formal activities. A video from the presentation from representatives from Alicante is available here.
The project involved directly 344 citizens with a total of 45% of invited participants in the project events. This final event involved 47 citizens, including 6 participants from the city of Vanersborg (Sweden), 3 participants from SERN (Italy), 1 participant Landkreis Kassel (Germany), 2 participants from Landkreis Offenbach (Germany), 2 participants from City of Daugavpils (Latvia), 2 participants from the University of Alicante (Spain), 17 participants from the City of Ravenna (Italy), 4 participants from South Ostrobothnia Youth Association (Finland), 3 participants from VSG Linz (Austria) and 3 participants from Unione Pedemontana Parmense (Italy) . A summary of WIR Event results is available in English and Spanish.
The WIR Project (Welcome and Integration for Refugees in Europe) is funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme "Europe for Citizens" and has covered the most important and challenging theme that nowadays the European Union and its members are facing: the migration phenomenon and the welcoming and integration of refugees.