The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela has presented the Integration Guide for Refugees in Europe to the academic and social community, in the framework of a conference day held in the Faculty of Sciences of Education and focused on the work developed by UNINTEGRA consortium during 24 months of project implementation. This general Guide includes three specific guides (Integration Guide for Refugees in the European education system, Integration Guide for Refugees in the European hosting communities, Integration Guide for Refugees in the European labour market) available in the four languages: English, Spanish, Greek and Portuguese.
In the framework of work package 2 of the UNINTEGRA project, the universities member of the consortium, the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Universidade do Minho have produced an Integrationg Guide for Refugees in Europe that includes the following parts:
Integration Guide for Refugees in the European education system
Integration Guide for Refugees in the European hosting communities
Integration Guide for Refugees in the European labour market
The Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) organises a conference day in order to present the three integration guides for refugees produced within UNINTEGRA project. The event will take place at the Faculty of Education Sciences of the USC the 29th November.
The final meeting of UNINTEGRA project was held in Santiago de Compostela the 15th November 2019. The focus of this event was put on the plans for dissemination and sustainability of the results achieved during the whole implementation period of the project. The comprehensive programme of activities of this initiative, including training, research, awareness-raising, has brought successful achievements. These results become a solid basis for the continuity of the collaboration set up between all the partners, opening the possibility to future initiatives linked to the exploitation of the tools and proposals designed.
The 21st June, a comprehensive session, including two conferences, the screening of a documentary and a round table, were held within the facilities of the USC that host the Exhibition People. The first conference, led by Ana Isabel Martín, architect and international cooperation specialist working in Haiti and Michael Sainvil, expert in International Relations and aid worker in reconstruction organisations in the same country, presented the hard reality of the Haitian country and its people, among which there were more than one million of displaced people living in camps as a result of the earthquake occurred in 2010. Their intervention was followed by the presentation done by Jaime Alekos, independent journalist, specialized in human rights of the hardest part of the life of a group of refugees, all of them unaccompanied minors, in the border between Serbia and Hungary. The screening of his documentary The European Dream: Serbia, opened the way for a later colloquium, with the added participation of Patricia Muñiz and Gabriel Tizón, authors of the Exhibition People, where all the participants had the opportunity know first-hand the human drama of refugees because of different reasons, as a result of natural disaster and as a consequence of a political conflict or instability.
In the framework of the Integration Week organized by the USC as part of the UNINTEGRA project, a group of students of Secondary School shared with the photographer Gabriel Tizón, author, together with Patricia Muñiz, of the Exhibition People, two hours of a practical and emotional workshop. The analysis of the photography and its technique allowed the participants to get into the problem of the refugee population. The interaction between the photographer and the students led to a debate and an exchange of visions that contributed to the objective of raising awareness and call for a reflection to the younger population, sometimes unaware of a reality only seen from a distance.