CoMiDe-Voices

The video and audio files below provide an insight into the work of CoMiDe-partners in Austria, Italy, Slovenia and Slovakia.

International conference “Developing developers: Migrants as development actors”, Ljubljana, 5 – 6 December 2013

Video-Documentation:
Welcome Panel
Panel Discussion: What is Development without Migrants?
Joint CoMiDe Partnership Fair with participants of SLOGA Regional Conference on Global Education TIA – There is an Alternative
Presentation of Central European Manifesto on Migration and Development
Workshop 1: Diaspora Engagement and Development Cooperation and
Workshop 2: Diaspora
Entrepreneurship
Closing Session: How to Move Forward and Endorsement of the Central European Manifesto

 

Campaign-Videos: I am a bridge (German)

Irene Hochauer-Kpoda
Eventmanagerin: Ich bin eine Brücke

Youssouf Simbo Diakite
Student: Ich bin eine Brücke

Angelina Banke
Lehrerin: Ich bin eine Brücke

Komlan Jean B. Kponvi-Dzaka
Lehrer: Ich bin eine Brücke

Forum Migration & Development: 14th and 15th of March 2013 (English)

Photos as well as a short report (PDF, english) of the Forum are also available.

Conference: Bridging the Gap 23rd and 24th of January 2012

English, short version
English, long version
German

Photos and a summary report (PDF, english) of the conference are also available.

Seminar “Bridging the gap”: 6th of February 2012 (Italian)

Lecture: Options for positive development, immigration and gender equality in Africa: a utopian dream or a possible objective? 28th of February 2013 (English)

http://vimeo.com/61138521

Interview with Gertrude Fester, 8th of March, 2013

RTV SLO 1

Public Lecture “Migration and development: African perspectives”: 2nd of February 2012 (Slowenian)

RTV SLO

Migrants living in Slovakia. CoMiDe-promotional Video by SDI. (Slovak, English subtitles)

ABIR SOLEIMAN AL CONVEGNO “NUOVI MEDIA PER COMUNICA RE LE
MIGRAZIONI” /ABIR SOLEIMAN @ COMIDE TRAINING FOR JOURNALISTS IN BOLOGNA
Abir Soleiman -consultant of the European Journalism Observatory- analyzes the discriminatory discourses used by media to describe immigrants. The Italian media often use inappropriate language that conveys a distorted idea of immigration. For instance the local newspaper in the area where she lives wrote an article about immigrant children. The article, in order to illustrate the large immigrant numbers that the schools are dealing with, quoted “An army of 120000 immigrant children”. The word “army” should only be used in a situation of conflict and shouldn’t be used to display children in school whatever nationality they have.

Listen to this italian radio interview on soundcloud here.

KARIM METREF AL CONVEGNO “NUOVI MEDIA PER COMUNICA RE LE
MIGRAZIONI” /KAIRM METREF @ COMIDE TRAINING FOR JOURNALISTS IN BOLOGNA
Karim Metref is the Editor coordinator of the online news magazine “Prospettive Altre”. This magazine attempts to give an example of different kind of information about immigrant people. The peculiarity is the editorial staff where there are young guys from other countries who send news regarding relations between immigrants and native people. We asked to Metref about his idea of Co-development and he answered that is a few attention issue by media and not too much debated, with few experiences to give a chance to immigrants in national area for cooperation with territory. It’s missing also a cue from government and it’s a pity. There would be a lot to gain both for origin countries of immigrants and for Italy.

Listen to this italian radio interview on soundcloud here.

PAOLA PARMIGGIANI AL CONVEGNO “NUOVI MEDIA PER COMUNICA RE LE
MIGRAZIONI” /PAOLA PARMEGGIANI @ COMIDE TRAINING FOR JOURNALISTS IN BOLOGNA
Paola Parmiggiani is Associate Professor of the University of Bologna. The Professor analyzes the Italian political language that promotes a strictly stereotypical image of the immigrants. Even if today in Italy there is a major regard towards the use of certain words and there are initiatives that promote politically correct behaviours this doesn’t mean that this brings a real cultural change. Immigrants, economical immigrants, clandestine, refugees and international criminals. These terms are often represented as one category by the politicians so this creates suspicion and distrust towards immigrants independently of the past of each one of these persons. This can start a process of marginalization, exclusion and criminalization.

Listen to this italian radio interview on soundcloud here.

PIERLUIGI MUSARO CONVEGNO “NUOVI MEDIA PER COMUNICA RE LE
MIGRAZIONI”/ PIERLUIGI MUSARO’ @ COMIDE TRAINING FOR JOURNALISTS IN BOLOGNA
Pierluigi Musarò is Assistant Professor of the University of Bologna. In his speech the professor analyzes the way in which the public opinion on immigration issues is manipulated by the media. When the immigrants are in their countries of origin they are described by Italian media as victims dominated by unequal authority, when they arrive in Europe they become illegal dangerous people. An example is when Italian Government gave the honorary citizenship to the people that died in reaching Lampedusa. Also in this case immigrants are been defined as a threat when they approached towards the country of destination and when they died before reaching their destination they became victims, while people saved from drowning are being imprisoned in Identification and Expulsion Centers.

Listen to this italian radio interview on soundcloud here.

ALESSIO GENOVESE RACCONTA A COMIDE IL SUO FILM “EU013-L” ULTIMA
FRONTIERA”/ ALESSIO GENOVESE DESCRIBES HIS MOVIE “EU013-THE LAST FRONTIERS”
Alessio Genovese is the director of “EU013-The last frontier”. The documentary shows a very inside view of the Identification and Expulsion Centers in Italy. The movie’s objective is to show the crude reality of the frontiers as they are today. Some of the inmates in the Italian Identification and Expulsion Centers sew their mouths and eyes and ate batteries and glass in sign of protest. This subject was all over the media, but no media has ever analyzed the Italian immigration policy that is excessively based on a security approach.

Listen to this italian radio interview on soundcloud here.

COMIDE INCONTRA ABDULRAHMAN NASIRU/ RADIO COMIDE MEETS ABDULRAHMAN NASIRU
Abdul Nasiru is the President of El Ihsan association (Nigerian community in Bologna) who deals especially of voluntary work, social services, orienteering and support for legal practices (recently for Nord-Africa people). We asked to Nasiru about his idea of Co-development and he answered that the remittances are strongly important and it is necessary a bureaucratic simplification for people who are in the Diaspora, also thinking of rights defense. As regards to relation between origin countries and institutions of incoming countries, he believes it could improve thanks to immigrant people who already work about integration and rights field.

Listen to this italian radio interview on soundcloud here.

COMIDE INCONTRA VIORICA NECHIFOR ANSI/ RADIO COMIDE MEETS VIORICA NECHIFOR
Viorica Nechifor is the President of ANSI, INTERCULTURAL NATIONAL PRESS ASSOCIATION, sponsored and established by foreign origin journalists who work in mainstream and multicultural newspaper of different Italian regions, to face to the syndicate protection needs and auto-organization of foreign origin journalists. It is a specialization group approved by National Press Federation.
We asked to Neschifor about her idea of Co-development and she answered that thanks to four-five million foreign people in Italy, we talk about immigrants and their origin countries.
At the bottom of cooperation there is the reciprocal knowing between communities and to work better we need more media information with journalists who are present in the involved countries.

Listen to this italian radio interview on soundcloud here.

COMIDE INCONTRA ILARIA CICIONE PROJECT MANAGER COSPE/RADIO COMIDE MEETS ILARIA CICIONE
Ilaria Cicione is Co.Mi.De project manager for Cospe Onlus and she talks about actions engaged by the project.
During the three years tasks, CoMiDe has encouraged in Italy research activities, conferences and debates, continuing education courses and workshops to support a networking job who has involved different stakeholders (NGOs, local governments).
Through a common thinking over we are arrived to a shared definition of co-development and to a draft of co-written Politics Advices that we hope could be a reference point for further work.

Listen to this italian radio interview on soundcloud here.

COMIDE INTERVISTA AZEB LUCA TROMBETTA/RADIO COMIDE MEETS AZEB LUCA TROMBETTA
Azeb Luca Trombetta is a journalist of Radio Città del Capo. We asked to Azeb about her idea of Co-development “For development and co-development policies to be implemented in Italy, mutual recognition is needed. An essential ingredient is education both in terms of school and professional competences. For migrants, it means the fully recognition of vocational competences acquired in their countries of origin. “Italia sono anch’io” and “G2 (2nd Generation)” campaigns have been very important to raise public awareness on migration issue. However, these campaigns were not enough strong to be translated into political and legislative actions. In fact, a reform of the Italian citizenship law and a more inclusive policy open to immigrants have never become real issues on the Italian political agenda. There is no political neither economic interest for a new immigration law to be drafted. Taking into account these considerations, does it really make sense to fight for a new citizenship law, and wait for 20 years until it will be (perhaps) eventually approved? In my opinion, the most urgent action to be taken for the improvement of migrants’ quality of lives is the recognition of their professional competences. We, African and Chinese peoples, have the right to be doctors and engineers. I am an Italian citizen since 23 years and yet I have to explain how is it possible for me to be black and educator at the same time. Moreover, I am still forced to justify my race and professional competence every time I have a conversation with my pupils’ families. That is unfair. To conclude, promoting Italian citizenship for first and second generations does not face the problem of racism in Italy. That is why education and recognition of vocational expertise is the key for a more inclusive policy on migration.

Listen to this italian radio interview on soundcloud here.