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👥After months of online meetings, due to the pandemic situation, all of the project partners are about to meet in Palermo for the Scientific and Management Board of Migrants.

Check out the news on our website, follow the link👇
https://bit.ly/InternationalBoards

Université de Tunis El Manar - جامعة تونس المنار | Université de Tunis - UT | Université Manouba | University of Westminster | Universidad de Granada | COSPE onlus | CLEDU | UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union | Università degli Studi di Palermo
[International Days]

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination COSPE onlus, as partner in MIGRANTS projects, reiterates the importance of contrasting xenophobia. In a context of increasing migration at the global, regional, and national levels, the incitement to racialized hatred against refugees, migrants, and minorities is worryingly spreading.

Young people’s education and awareness raising is paramount to contrast racial discrimination and built up a multicultural society. Kids and adolescents are daily exposed to online hate speech, and this can happen simply by playing online games and using social media. That’s why constant efforts should be done for reversing this trend, thus exploiting the positive potential of video games to provide safe spaces for discussion, by reinforcing and rewarding positive behaviors and using a playful approach to complex topics, with a language tailored for youth.

As an example, discover the pedagogical itineraries developed by COSPE within the framework of the EU funded project “Play Your Role”: https://www.cospe.org/temi/migrazioni/59469/play-your-role/

#InternationalDayfortheEliminationofRacialDiscrimination
[Migrants Stories]

👩Eya was about to drop out before knowing Migrants Project, she regained interest in pursuing a Master. Do you want to know more about her story? Keep reading...

✨“Migrants Project means a lot to me. It helped me hope after I had lost it.
It was actually very difficult to decide what to study after finally getting my degree
I was faced with two option: to drop out or to pursue a career I did not love or enjoy doing, so when I found the master's announcement I felt like I regained hope to do something really interesting and new and I regained my excitement for the future and I'm really looking forward to achieving my goals which really would not have been possible without this project”.

✍️The MA in Migration Studies is a great opportunity for many tunisian students. This is what Eya shared about it:
“Before studying migration I had very limited knowledge of how important this phenomenon was i thought it was limited to the search of better opportunities for individuals and now I am aware that it is way beyond that one reason, I'm aware that there are different types of migration and some migrants do not even choose to migrate, I'm aware of how various its causes and consequences are for both the home countries and the countries of destination and I believe more light should be shed over this global issue and reflect more urgently on migration policies and the way they are governed in our country and in the world”.

💞Would you like to know more about her story? Check it online on our website, at the News Section!
[Migrants Stories]

👩‍🎤Today it’s PhD Candidates’ time to talk about their experience within the project. Ida Saidani is one of the six young scholars selected by the Scientific Board of the project in order to improve the Tunisian Higher Education System through phd qualifications. She is a teacher of American history and culture at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tunis. Within the framework of the project, she received an Erasmus + mobility grant to embark on a Doctoral Research in Migration Studies at the University of Granada.

🎙“My participation in the Migrants Project has offered me a good opportunity to realise a long-sought-after dream of getting my PhD. Migrants project has empowered me through the courses it offered on Migration Studies. Delivered by highly respected academics and experts, the workshops introduced me to a fascinating multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary field. One component of Migrants project that I am fascinated with is the job-shadowing activities. Learning by practising and by sharing migrants’ experiences and working with NGO’s is something of capital importance”, she said.

✨The mobility grant that she received from the project helped her to interact with European Researchers. She shared these words with us about it: “I am thrilled with the topic under investigation. One thing that made me feel happy is that I am accepted as a visiting scholar to the Centre of Discourse Studies in Barcelona, where I am going to receive guidance from Professor Teun A. van Dijk. It is wonderful to interact with the person whose theory and framework are the backbone of your research. Working with humble and down-to-earth researchers will for sure make me grow vigorously. I hope I will make the best out of it. Thank you Migrants project team”.

#migrantsproject
[News & Opinions]

“Every day, over the past 20 days, in Ukraine more than 70,000 children have become refugees. That’s every minute, 55 children fleeing the country,” said James Elder, spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund.

More than 3 million people had fled Ukraine in the last 20days, it means two people every second. Russia’s military offensive against civilians is reaching terrifying proportions and a temporary protection is needed for erveryone fleeing Ukraine.

Keep reading to know more about it 👇https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1113942
[Migrants Stories]

Do you know what this project means to the students? Here is Ikram's experience!

"Migrant Project is a thrilling and exciting journey and the first step into an area that I have wanted to delve into for a long.

For almost two years, I worked with people affected by conflicts in the Middle East (IDP, DP, and refugees) as an English tutor, Student coordinator, and Workshop Coordinator with an NGO called Paper Airplanes. The close communication with my students has been a first-hand introduction to migration and its social and political impact. Their stories touched me and opened my eyes to new universal issues. And that was my drive to do my MA in either Migration Studies, IR, or Middle Eastern Studies to educate myself more and become an active change and policymaker.

In the future, I expect courses on conflict resolution, policymaking, negotiation, the role of NGOs, job shadowing and work on the field, and data analysis using computer software, mandatory internships, or field projects, etc".
[Migrants Stories]
𝗠𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 continues with another story from our MA students. Today Chayma talks about her experience with MIGRANTS PROJECT.

“For me Migrants Project is a great initiative that will enable us to study this phenomenon and to be equipped with tools and knowledge to establish new policies and to help people in need especially that migration is the issue of the century with all what has been happening in the world".

She uses these words to say what migration means to her: “First of all, being a Tunisian student made me want to know more about this field as Tunisia is in the heart of migration. Furthermore, migration is the topic of the century and the phenomenon is becoming more and more one of the main issues that the world is facing. Currently, I am part of the international organization of economic and commerce students (AIESEC) which is a non-governmental organization entirely run by youth for youth that strives to achieve peace and fulfill human kind's potential through exchange programs. Being part of this and providing people with exchange programs where they live cross-cultural experiences and diversity made me realize how exchange boosts migration and sparked my interest in it".

Between the remarkable experiences in her life, Chayma shared these words with us:
“This is my first year at the higher institute of human sciences. I was afraid and anxious about how I am going to integrate in a new university with new people that I don't know. Yet, this turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me this year. My classmates were so kind and so supportive that we easily bounded and became like a family. I want to use this post as an appreciation post for them and say thank you for always being by my side, showing support and helping me. I will always cherish our friendship. I love you so much”.
[Migrants Stories]

👩‍🎤Today it’s Inoubli’s time to talk about her experience with the project. She is one of the students of the MA in Migration Studies.

“Taking the decision to be part of this project was one of my greatest achievements. As an activist in The Tunisian Red Crescent, refugees were one of our main targets since they are vlunerable and in constant need for protection. Consequently, I have always wandered about their situation and the needed measures to provide them with appropriate help and support. In this respect, being part of Migrants Project has matched my growing desire to make a tangible difference starting from myself. It had changed me radically and reminded me of the human facet of migration".

📣She uses these words to say what migration means to her: “Migration is a polymorphic phenomenon that shaped and determined the structure of societies all over the world since the very existence of human history. Therefore being part of Migrants Project represents an excellent opportunity to have an insight into the amazing journeys, experiences ,and records of integration of civilizations, communities, and individuals throughout history”.

‍📍Between the remarkable experiences in her life, Inoubli shared these words with us:” One of the remarkable lessons that I learnt was understanding the different theories and concepts that lay behind the emergence of migration. It provided me with the needed motivation for further comprehending today's challenges in terms of inefficiency and circumscribed functionality of the contemporary applied migration policies".

MIGRANTS, Master Degree in Migration Studies: Governance, Policies and Cultures, is an Erasmus+ Capacity Building Project which aims to reinforce the institution capacity of Tunisia Higher Education System in the field of Migration Studies.

📊Migrants Project is co-fundend by the Erasmus+ Programme of European Union- Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education

🏛️Lead Contractor
University of Palermo – UNIPA
Department of Cultures and Society
🤝Partners
University of Tunis El Manar – UTM
University of Tunis – UT
University of Al Manouba – UMA
University of Granada – UGR
University of Westminster – UoW
UNIMED – Mediterranean Univ

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Scientific and Management Boards will take place in Palermo 24th and 25th March » Migrants 21/03/2022

Scientific and Management Boards will take place in Palermo 24th and 25th March » Migrants

👥After months of online meetings, due to the pandemic situation, all of the project partners are about to meet in Palermo for the Scientific and Management Board of Migrants.

Check out the news on our website, follow the link👇
https://bit.ly/InternationalBoards

Université de Tunis El Manar - جامعة تونس المنار | Université de Tunis - UT | Université Manouba | University of Westminster | Universidad de Granada | COSPE onlus | CLEDU | UNIMED - Mediterranean Universities Union | Università degli Studi di Palermo

Scientific and Management Boards will take place in Palermo 24th and 25th March » Migrants On March 24th and 25th, Scientific and Management Boards will take place in Palermo to discuss important issues about the project in person.

21/03/2022

[International Days]

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination COSPE onlus, as partner in MIGRANTS projects, reiterates the importance of contrasting xenophobia. In a context of increasing migration at the global, regional, and national levels, the incitement to racialized hatred against refugees, migrants, and minorities is worryingly spreading.

Young people’s education and awareness raising is paramount to contrast racial discrimination and built up a multicultural society. Kids and adolescents are daily exposed to online hate speech, and this can happen simply by playing online games and using social media. That’s why constant efforts should be done for reversing this trend, thus exploiting the positive potential of video games to provide safe spaces for discussion, by reinforcing and rewarding positive behaviors and using a playful approach to complex topics, with a language tailored for youth.

As an example, discover the pedagogical itineraries developed by COSPE within the framework of the EU funded project “Play Your Role”: https://www.cospe.org/temi/migrazioni/59469/play-your-role/

19/03/2022

[Migrants Stories]

👩Eya was about to drop out before knowing Migrants Project, she regained interest in pursuing a Master. Do you want to know more about her story? Keep reading...

✨“Migrants Project means a lot to me. It helped me hope after I had lost it.
It was actually very difficult to decide what to study after finally getting my degree
I was faced with two option: to drop out or to pursue a career I did not love or enjoy doing, so when I found the master's announcement I felt like I regained hope to do something really interesting and new and I regained my excitement for the future and I'm really looking forward to achieving my goals which really would not have been possible without this project”.

✍️The MA in Migration Studies is a great opportunity for many tunisian students. This is what Eya shared about it:
“Before studying migration I had very limited knowledge of how important this phenomenon was i thought it was limited to the search of better opportunities for individuals and now I am aware that it is way beyond that one reason, I'm aware that there are different types of migration and some migrants do not even choose to migrate, I'm aware of how various its causes and consequences are for both the home countries and the countries of destination and I believe more light should be shed over this global issue and reflect more urgently on migration policies and the way they are governed in our country and in the world”.

💞Would you like to know more about her story? Check it online on our website, at the News Section!

18/03/2022

[Migrants Stories]

👩‍🎤Today it’s PhD Candidates’ time to talk about their experience within the project. Ida Saidani is one of the six young scholars selected by the Scientific Board of the project in order to improve the Tunisian Higher Education System through phd qualifications. She is a teacher of American history and culture at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tunis. Within the framework of the project, she received an Erasmus + mobility grant to embark on a Doctoral Research in Migration Studies at the University of Granada.

🎙“My participation in the Migrants Project has offered me a good opportunity to realise a long-sought-after dream of getting my PhD. Migrants project has empowered me through the courses it offered on Migration Studies. Delivered by highly respected academics and experts, the workshops introduced me to a fascinating multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary field. One component of Migrants project that I am fascinated with is the job-shadowing activities. Learning by practising and by sharing migrants’ experiences and working with NGO’s is something of capital importance”, she said.

✨The mobility grant that she received from the project helped her to interact with European Researchers. She shared these words with us about it: “I am thrilled with the topic under investigation. One thing that made me feel happy is that I am accepted as a visiting scholar to the Centre of Discourse Studies in Barcelona, where I am going to receive guidance from Professor Teun A. van Dijk. It is wonderful to interact with the person whose theory and framework are the backbone of your research. Working with humble and down-to-earth researchers will for sure make me grow vigorously. I hope I will make the best out of it. Thank you Migrants project team”.

Ukraine war creating a child refugee almost every second: UNICEF 15/03/2022

Ukraine war creating a child refugee almost every second: UNICEF

[News & Opinions]

“Every day, over the past 20 days, in Ukraine more than 70,000 children have become refugees. That’s every minute, 55 children fleeing the country,” said James Elder, spokesperson for the UN Children’s Fund.

More than 3 million people had fled Ukraine in the last 20days, it means two people every second. Russia’s military offensive against civilians is reaching terrifying proportions and a temporary protection is needed for erveryone fleeing Ukraine.

Keep reading to know more about it 👇https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/03/1113942

Ukraine war creating a child refugee almost every second: UNICEF Almost one child per second in Ukraine is becoming a refugee of the war, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as the total number of people who have now fled the country since the Russian invasion began, passed three million.

11/03/2022

[Migrants Stories]

Do you know what this project means to the students? Here is Ikram's experience!

"Migrant Project is a thrilling and exciting journey and the first step into an area that I have wanted to delve into for a long.

For almost two years, I worked with people affected by conflicts in the Middle East (IDP, DP, and refugees) as an English tutor, Student coordinator, and Workshop Coordinator with an NGO called Paper Airplanes. The close communication with my students has been a first-hand introduction to migration and its social and political impact. Their stories touched me and opened my eyes to new universal issues. And that was my drive to do my MA in either Migration Studies, IR, or Middle Eastern Studies to educate myself more and become an active change and policymaker.

In the future, I expect courses on conflict resolution, policymaking, negotiation, the role of NGOs, job shadowing and work on the field, and data analysis using computer software, mandatory internships, or field projects, etc".

04/02/2022

[Migrants Stories]
𝗠𝗶𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗦𝘁𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀 continues with another story from our MA students. Today Chayma talks about her experience with MIGRANTS PROJECT.

“For me Migrants Project is a great initiative that will enable us to study this phenomenon and to be equipped with tools and knowledge to establish new policies and to help people in need especially that migration is the issue of the century with all what has been happening in the world".

She uses these words to say what migration means to her: “First of all, being a Tunisian student made me want to know more about this field as Tunisia is in the heart of migration. Furthermore, migration is the topic of the century and the phenomenon is becoming more and more one of the main issues that the world is facing. Currently, I am part of the international organization of economic and commerce students (AIESEC) which is a non-governmental organization entirely run by youth for youth that strives to achieve peace and fulfill human kind's potential through exchange programs. Being part of this and providing people with exchange programs where they live cross-cultural experiences and diversity made me realize how exchange boosts migration and sparked my interest in it".

Between the remarkable experiences in her life, Chayma shared these words with us:
“This is my first year at the higher institute of human sciences. I was afraid and anxious about how I am going to integrate in a new university with new people that I don't know. Yet, this turned out to be one of the best things that happened to me this year. My classmates were so kind and so supportive that we easily bounded and became like a family. I want to use this post as an appreciation post for them and say thank you for always being by my side, showing support and helping me. I will always cherish our friendship. I love you so much”.

28/01/2022

[Migrants Stories]

👩‍🎤Today it’s Inoubli’s time to talk about her experience with the project. She is one of the students of the MA in Migration Studies.

“Taking the decision to be part of this project was one of my greatest achievements. As an activist in The Tunisian Red Crescent, refugees were one of our main targets since they are vlunerable and in constant need for protection. Consequently, I have always wandered about their situation and the needed measures to provide them with appropriate help and support. In this respect, being part of Migrants Project has matched my growing desire to make a tangible difference starting from myself. It had changed me radically and reminded me of the human facet of migration".

📣She uses these words to say what migration means to her: “Migration is a polymorphic phenomenon that shaped and determined the structure of societies all over the world since the very existence of human history. Therefore being part of Migrants Project represents an excellent opportunity to have an insight into the amazing journeys, experiences ,and records of integration of civilizations, communities, and individuals throughout history”.

‍📍Between the remarkable experiences in her life, Inoubli shared these words with us:” One of the remarkable lessons that I learnt was understanding the different theories and concepts that lay behind the emergence of migration. It provided me with the needed motivation for further comprehending today's challenges in terms of inefficiency and circumscribed functionality of the contemporary applied migration policies".

Video (vedi tutte)

Why Migration Studies? Professor Mechri talks about the MA within the project
Rim Triki talks about Job Shadowing within Migrants Project
Part II: Joint Master Degree in "Migrations Studies: Governance, Policies and Cultures"
Joint Master Degree in "Migrations Studies: Governance, Policies and Cultures"
Challenges of social and cultural integration of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean area

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