MAX project final event “Building new narratives: Migration and its contribution to European society”: join us!

The MAX project, an initiative funded by the European Commission, has been working to change the narrative around the migration discourse. A total of 6 policy and research reports, two training courses on a solution-focused approach to migration reporting for over 100 journalists in 20 different countries, an online Diversity Film Festival and Award Ceremony with hundreds of candidates and more than 20 online and physical events are some of the outcomes of that work.

In the last 3 years, Diesis has actively participated in the activities of the MAX project, leading the dissemination activities, contributing to the organization of many events and supporting the overall implementation of the project.

To celebrate the end of the project, the consortium is organizing the final event of the project “Building new narratives: Migration and its contribution to European society”! It is going to be a two days event held on the 25th and 26th of November in Brussels.

On the 25th of November, the MAX project invites you to a conference to hear and debate with us the findings of the MAX project and, most importantly, the voices and experiences of the migrants, as well as all those actors working on social inclusion and migration policies at local, national and EU levels, to continue working together for real inclusive societies.

During this day, Diesis is organizing two workshops:

  • “The role of the social economy in supporting diverse ecosystems and migrants’ integration” (from 13.30 to 14.30): By definition, the social economy enterprises respond to the needs of communities and societies. Therefore, they have always been involved in the assistance and support to the integration of migrants in Europe. They do so by providing many different services: social and legal assistance, housing, training and education, job integration, etc. This workshop has a double focus: to explore the implications that the new Social Economy Action Plan will have on integration and to showcase some good examples of how social economy enterprises contribute to migrant integration in EU countries.
  • “ICT and Digitalisation: towards integration of migrants and refugees. Stories around Europe” (from 14.30 to 15.30): The link between social and digital exclusion is particularly obvious for migrants, who usually enter a new country with few local resources, less knowledge of how to access these resources, and cultural and linguistic barriers to understanding how to access help and engage in the digital economy. Digital technology can play a positive role in building social capital and hence social inclusion among refugee and migrant groups. Initiatives supporting digital inclusion therefore benefit migrants’ integration to society, wellbeing, and their potential to contribute to the digital economy.

On the 26th of November, the role of art, culture and creativity in changing the narrative will be highlighted through a film screening, music, food, literature and art exhibitions.

Download the full program HERE!

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