The European Union has found itself unprepared to govern the mass migration phenomenon of the last five years (2015-2020), as many of the tools to manage it are still in the hands of the national states. For their part, individual states have not shown a willingness to act together and according to common rules. The initiatives have thus fragmented.

However, the European Commission has tried to activate programs and funding for projects to support the reception and inclusion of migrants and refugees, however, little has been done about a complete social and political inclusion that takes into account the rights/duties of citizenship within the national communities and within the common European home. This is an important task, on which the future stability of the EU institutions and the preservation of its principles inspired by the dignity of the person will depend.

Purposes and objectives

The aim of the project is to exchange good practices at the transnational and European levels and to outline new approaches, methods and tools for the training of migrants and refugees from third countries as future aware and responsible European citizens.

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The objectives that the project pursues are therefore the following:

. create a transnational network to promote the development and exchange at local, regional, national and European levels of innovation and improvement practices aimed at supporting the more active participation of migrants and refugees from third countries in European society in terms of informed citizenship

. identify guidelines that allow the various operators who support migrants and refugees from third countries to guide them towards the acquisition of complex social and civic skills

. imagine paths specifically intended for migrants and refugees for the knowledge of democratic values, fundamental rights, the project, the values and the history of the EU (education for European citizenship)

. Lay the foundations for the future realization of European civic education courses aimed at migrants and refugees, based on the educational model identified in the final report of the project.

NEW TIMES, National Report on Good Practices in Italy

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