Category Archives: Migration und Integration

“From the Sea to the City – A Conference of Cities for a Welcoming Europe”.

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On June 25 and 26, mayors and civil society actors from all over Europe will gather together in Palermo for a Conference of Cities for a Welcoming Europe to propose solutions on how to welcome refugees.
The goal of the conference is to find concrete answers and establish a European alliance of welcoming municipalities. After the conference, the cities will continue to work closely together and are already planning to meet again in 2022. In addition to the mayors, other prominent guests are expected, including Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, Gesine Schwan and MEP Erik Marquardt.

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Save the date! Conference From the Sea to the City

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A Conference of Cities for a Welcoming Europe
25-26 June 2021
Palermo/online

We are delighted to finally announce the dates of this upcoming conference that will take place in Palermo and online!

The conference ‘From the Sea to the City’ will bring together mayors, city representatives and civil society from all over Europe that advocate for safe passage in order to open up opportunities for practical, open-minded solutions which place human rights at the center of the future migration politics.

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#Sea2City – First online panels were successful

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On World Refugee Day, June 20, 2020, the initiative From the Sea to the City launched a campaign for a human rights-based EU refugee policy. Due to the ongoing corona pandemic, the conference of European cities and civil society planned for this summer in Palermo had to be postponed to April 16 & 17, 2021. To ensure that the time until then can still be used efficiently, the initiative is organizing several online panels around the five demands of the consortium for a new approach to EU refugee policy.

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Digital Open Space: How is local participation possible in times of Covid-19?

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Participation often takes place where citizens know they can immediately change something. Ada Colau postulates the ‘politics of proximity’ as strategic advantage of cities and sees it likewise as their duty to deliver on that promise. How does participation take place when spatial proximity in times of Covid-19

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