The refugee crisis is a global phenomenon which keeps unfortunately growing because of wars – in particular the case of Syria – but also because of strong economic disparities and environmental disaster caused by climate change. Since 1999, when the Amsterdam Treaty came into force, the European Union signed an agreement to adopt a common asylum system. However, cohesion among states has been modest in front of the constant flow of forced migrants – in particular last year when more than 320,000 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe through Mediterranean routes. In fact, in a succession of feelings of compassion and repressive measures, during the last year there has been a proliferation of rules and regulations which often are not fully coherent and with some ambiguity. From this scenario, this session will mainly address to three issues: the issue of relocation in the Member States of asylum seekers, presented in May 2015 in the European Agenda document on migration; the controversial EU agreement with the Turkey of Erdogan regarding the management of asylum seekers flows; the specific case of Italy where refugees pass from excellent SPRAR centers ( (protection systems for asylum seekers and refugees) to housing and labor autonomy.
Screening of the documentary Social Cohesion Tour 2016
Francesca Campomori, OCIS and Università Cà Foscari di Venezia
Facilitator: Riccardo Iacona
(*) The event is valid for school credits of the Order of Social Workers. For the recognition of credits you need to register at the info point.