Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Potenza, Italy - Contribution of the Turkish Team

The Impacts of the Internal Migration

Although migration appears change in geographical location in the first sight, it is a fact that the causes of migration and its results have a great impact on individuals and society. Migration, which occurs as a result of changes in the economical,cultural,psychological and political structures of social transformation, causes important alterations in social structure especially in the western part of Turkey.

a-Accommodation Difficulties

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Potenza, Italy - Contribution of the Czech Team


Gymnázium Hladnov, Slezská Ostrava, příspěvková organizace


     1. The most common prejudices
Authors: Sabina Šrámková, Zuzana Lusková, Tereza Měsícová, Anna Doležalová, Jana Kodrlová, Veronika Cholevová, Hana Pastorková, Barbora Kalousková, Aneta Plačková
      2. Slapstick
Authors: Denis Kubajura, Hana Pastorková, Barbora Kalousková, Nina Bajuszová
     3. Mixed marriages – interviews
Authors: Ivana Kadlčíková, Sandra Ogrodníková, Lenka Žárská
     4. Famous immigrants from Czech republic
Authors: Lucie Gőrlichová, Lucie Křesťanová, Natálie Konečná, Kateřina Koutníková
Coordinators: Mgr. Martina Baseggio, Ing. Zdena Ruszová 

The most common prejudices
All of us have prejudices. It can be prejudice about animals, government or love. But the most common prejudices are about people. Preferentially about people from different countries.
We don't think that it is great to have a prejudice. We don't like if someone says that every Czech is a thief. We also don't like if someone says that everyone in Italy is mafioso. And we can actually go on without end.
Because of that we chose five most common prejudices about every country which cooperate with us in our project and overcomed those presumptions. We hope you will agree with us. 
So many countries, so many customs
As we know, each country has its own customs, habits etc. If you are an emigrant in country which is unknown for you, you have to face many different ways of living.
You may think that the naked truth is to adopt the different ways of living. But is it the real true? Do you realy have to pray before dinner if you are in Turkey? Or do you have to celebrate Christmas on 24th Deceber if you are in Czech republic?
We don't think that all of these ones are true. Of course you have to adopt some customs but you can also bring some of your traditions to other countries. You can mix your customs and different customs. In the end we have union of two different cultures, of two different countries. Isn't it lovely?
This is the right way how to adopt immigrants with the view of understanding and intelligence. We can be friends no matter if he prays before dinner or celebrates Christmas on the other day.
In this article you will be shown many customs in Italy, Turkey, France, Romania and in the Czech republic. We decided to make this list for you because maybe you'll take a fancy of some different custom and assume it for a rest of your live!

Potenza, Italy - Contribution of the Italian Team

Comenius Project - “ Cross Perspectives on exile”
Potenza 24-30 October 2010
1. Books on the migration question in Italy
2. Reception and integration
3. Media in Italy
4. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights :
Human Dignity
5. Conclusion
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“ ALL OF THEM MUST GO BACK : the policy of reject” by Laura Boldrini
Laura Boldrini has been working in UN agencies for over twenty years .
Since 1998 she has been the spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
In recent years she has carried out numerous missions in key areas of crisis, including Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, the Caucasus, Rwanda and Angola. This work deals with the problems of refugees .
Sayed is twenty years old. When he was eleven, he had to flee from Afghanistan, leaving his mother and his home, to escape those who wanted to force him to fight with the Talibans. He arrived in Italy after a nine-year journey, including times of hardship and imprisonment, treated in an inhumane way. Sayed's story is just one of many stories gathered by Laura Boldrini in his long experience at the forefront. Today the public debate tends to treat immigrants and refugees equally, without distinction, presenting them as a threat to security. Refugees, as victims of schemes and conflicts, are described as dangerous. The author tells about the injustices committed by European governments against immigrants and about the “policy of reject” by the Italian government, but also describes Italy's solidarity, often obscured by the media, the men who threaten their lives to save shipwrecked at sea from the coast of Africa

Potenza, Italy - Contribution of the French Team

French contribution on second thought about the impact of the exile and the migrations
For this last part of our researches, it seemed to us impossible to be exhaustive.
That is why we concentrated, first, on a work concerning the European and French laws.
Then it seemed, to us, necessary to go out of the even "pessimistic» vision of the exile, to light how much this last one can be source of economic wealth indeed ,but especially cultural treasures.
Our «French culture «would not be what it is, without the processes of acculturation, constant during our history.
The forms of cultural expression (painting, literature, music, cinema….), besides, gives us to see and to understand the exile.
The Schengen area
The space and the cooperation Schengen are established on the treaty Schengen of 1985.
The Schengen area consists of 25 European countries. Certain States are members of the European Union, but do not belong to the Schengen area. (United Kingdom and Ireland). Two other countries, Norway and Iceland, are not members of the European Union, but are however associated to the Schengen area by virtue of an agreement of cooperation concluded with the other States Schengen. The Schengen area is a space of free movement of people. By virtue of the Agreement of application of the Agreement of Schengen of June 14th, 1985, 25 member states eliminated every control of the persons during the crossing of their internal borders.
Since December 21st, 2008, the Schengen area of free movement of people contains 24 countries: the countries of the European Union, with the exception of Ireland and of the United Kingdom which participate only in a part of Schengen capacities , as well as of Bulgaria, Cyprus and Rumania; on the other hand, Norway and Iceland adhered to it. As a rule, Switzerland will be a member of this European space from November 1st, 2008.