Posted on 30 March 2021 by CHILD-UP team
The webinar “Un focus su bambini, bambine e adolescenti con background migratorio. Per una lettura attuale dei percorsi di partecipazione nelle pratiche di inclusione” [A focus on children and teenagers with a migrant background. A current analysis of ways of participating in the process of integration], was held on the 19th March and was jointly organised by the CHILD-UP project and the Horizon 2020-funded European IMMERSE project. The online conference focused on the topic of inclusion of children and teenagers with a migrant background by involving representatives of different categories of stakeholders both among the speakers and the audience, ranging from policy-makers to teachers and researchers.
During the virtual event, the first results and reflections developed by the two European projects were presented and discussed by key contributors, such as representatives of the two EU-funded projects, Italian MP and President of the Commission for Culture, Science and Education, Ms Vittoria Casa; and the Director of the Directorate-General for Migration of the Italian Ministry of Employment and Social Policies, Ms Tatiana Esposito. These high-level panelists were thus integrated by the moderator, Ms Giusy D’Alconzo, Institutional Relationship & Advocacy Manager at Save the Children Italy, who contributed to the debate by orienting the panel toward the topics raised by the audience through the Q&A tool provided by the online platform. In particular, the discussion finally revolved around the crucial topics of participation, agency, multidimensionality and hybridization of experiences.
In the end, 137 people registered for the event and, of these, 61% participated as unique viewers. On average, the webinar addressed 70 users connected simultaneously, mainly professionals in the education field (teachers and school heads), intercultural mediators, NGO practitioners, researcher and other independent professionals (i.e. lawyers).
CHILD-UP researches into the level of integration of migrant children in Europe and their social condition, with the primary aim of providing support for migrant children’s exercise of agency in changing their own conditions of integration and constructing hybrid identities.