Comment se sentir plus à l’aise dans le nouveau pays?

Une liste des conseils pour vous aider à vous sentir plus à l’aise dans le nouveau pays et dèvelopper un nouveau sentiment d’appartenance Le choc des cultures est souvent le premier défi relever, on pense toujours que se sera facile de s’imprégner de la culture local suivant les connaissances que nous avons acquises dans certains […]

L’accès à l’information pour les migrants dans les médias français

Etant une migrante vivant en France, je ne peux vous parler que de ma propre expérience, mais je trouve qu’on a très peu d’information sur tout ce l’on peut faire pour participer à la vie politique de notre pays résident.   Je ne sais pas comment cela se passe vos pays mais en France, je trouve qu’il […]

Union Européenne : l’impératif de la prise en compte du genre dans les politiques migratoires

La lutte contre les discriminations et les inégalités de toute sorte est un défi complexe qui nécessite des efforts concertés de la part des gouvernements. Ce défi est d’autant plus pointu en ce qui concerne la mise sur pied des politiques migratoires qui, en elles-mêmes, constituent une préoccupation majeure pour les Gouvernements. Afin de lutter efficacement contre les discriminations liées au genre, outre les cadres législatifs internes des pays qui adressent déjà de façon singulière les questions migratoires, le cadre normatif communautaire qui a une portée supérieure aux règlements internes des pays devrait être plus pointu sur la question afin de protéger les minorités fragiles que sont les femmes et les jeunes filles.

Active Participation and Political Integration for an Inclusive Society

We strongly believe in an inclusive society based on active participation regardless of social, cultural, or ethnic backgrounds, ensuring equal rights and obligations for all. It’s a society where everyone feels they belong, with meaningful roles and responsibilities, particularly through access to institutions and decision-making processes that significantly influence our daily lives.

Ottenimento della cittadinanza e razzismo subito

In quanto figlia di immigrati, non posso che parlare di quanto sia fastidioso vedere che io, in quanto nata in Italia, posso ottenere la cittadinanza italiana al compimento dei 18 anni, dunque all’arrivo di quel giorno smettere di dover presentare mille documenti ed altre incombenze burocratiche varie, MENTRE invece mia sorella arrivata in Italia ai […]

Active Civic Participation of Immigrants in Austria

In general, immigration legislation is important for participation of migrants in that it allocates different statuses for different categories of migrants and thus, in a way, circumscribes migrants’ scope for agency. The most important way in doing so is by making migrants’ stay less or more secure. Differentiating rights (most importantly residence and employment rights) […]

Civic Engagement: an obligation or a right?

By, Joana Demirani, a member of GFR’s Self-Advocacy Team (SAT), advocating for inclusion and political participation of youth with migrant and refugee backgrounds: When we think about an inclusive society it should immediately be correlated to active participation in the political sphere. From the beginning, an important factor that needs to be considered is the […]

Civil and Political Participation as U.S. Born Central American living in Barcelona.

There are many factors that go into the civil and political participation of young migrants in their “Country of Destination.” It must be said that it is less about politicizing migrants because varying migratory statuses (irregular, resident, citizen) are politicized in themselves. The most common factor is education of civil rights as migrants. In Spain, autonomous communities have different levels of engagement and integration of migrants. For example, Catalunya provides social services to anyone that is registered or “emapadronadx” in the autonomous community. I did not know about my right to vote as an irregular migrant until the day after the last municipal elections in Barcelona. I lived in Andalucia for two years with a student visa but never received a social security number. Upon arriving in Barcelona with irregular status, I was able to get a social security card (which is necessary to find work in any field). 

Personally speaking, it is bittersweet to hear such terms as “civil” and “democratic” participation as having an irregular migratory status never took away my engagement in political topics.  I do not feel interested in being a spokesperson or an advocate for “social integration” and find myself involved in local community movements that I can have a direct understanding of. Not being a “citizen” doesn’t mean I don’t care about what is happening in the country I’m living in. I am redirecting my energy from doing the correct and necessary steps to legalize my residence and more so making sure I have the right to a dignified life. I’ve spent so much trying to prove that I could make a good citizen, just like many do. It can disconnect me from participating in genuine ways of care and interest in the country I am in.

Предизвикателства пред интегрирането на бежанци и мигранти в България

Чужденецът, взел решение да потърси международна закрила в страна от Европейския съюз, среща редица предизвикателства по своя път − от напускането на дома до достигането до европейската (в нашия случая българска) граница, от момента на пресичането на тази граница до получаването на бежански или хуманитарен статут, или отказа за получаването му, а и след това. […]