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Reception, human rights and inclusion are the central themes of 'Welcome Europe', the event scheduled in Lampedusa on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance and Reception. Sant'Anna School participates with the contribution of the Dirpolis Institute 

Publication date: 29.09.2022
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Reception, human rights, inclusion. And new practices to support a culture of solidarity. On the occasion of the ninth edition of the Day of Remembrance and Reception, the Dirpolis Institute of Sant'Anna School is taking part in 'Welcome Europe', four days of meetings and testimonies (from 30 September to 3 October in Lampedusa) to reflect on the issue of immigration and to promote a culture of information and welcome. 
The Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna is taking part in two workshops with the topic "Law and immigration: paths, reception and integration on the territory". Participants will include Francesca Biondi Dal Monte, associate professor of Constitutional Law, Chiara Scissa, PhD student, and Simone Frega, research fellow. Case studies on international protection and reception of asylum seekers will also be presented.

Day of Remembrance and Reception: why 3 October? 

On October 3, 2013, in a shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa, 368 migrants lost their lives. 155 people survived including 41 minors. For this reason, October 3 is a symbolic date, not only to commemorate the victims of that shipwreck but to remember the thousands of people who regularly die drowning in the Mediterranean Sea or remain stranded at the eastern borders of Europe. 
The day was established by law by the Italian Parliament in 2016, to preserve and to renew the memory of those who lost their lives in an attempt to migrate to our country to escape wars, persecution and misery.
The Day of Memory and Hospitality in Lampedusa is organised by the Comitato 3 ottobre and brings together organisations, associations and NGOs directly involved in rescue operations for migrants at sea. The objective is to promote learning opportunities in the young European generations to foster a culture of welcome and solidarity in order to fight intolerance, racism and discrimination and to foster processes of inclusion and social integration of migrants.

Program 2022: Welcome Europe

The "Welcome Europe" project brings together students from all over Europe on the island of Lampedusa, together with survivors and relatives of the victims of the Mediterranean shipwrecks, to discuss reception, inclusion and human rights. The aim of the project is to promote learning opportunities among the young Italian and
European generations, in a perspective of intercultural education. Welcome Europe will contribute to develop a culture of solidarity, reception, and dialogue, based on full and conscious respect for human rights.