change language
you are in: home - news newslettercontact uslink

Support the Community

January 14 2016 | PERUGIA, ITALY

Immigration, inauguration of the first course for European mediators: building bridges against fear and exclusion

The course promoted by Sant'Egidio, Miur and the University for Foreigners of Perugia was presented in Perugia. It will train professionals able to promote the integration starting from the peripheries

printable version

This morning, a the University for Foreigners of Perugia, they opened the first course of "Higher Education for European Mediators for interculture and social cohesion". It will train, for the first time at the national level, operators that are able to play a valuable role as mediators between immigrants, institutions and civil society.

The course opened today offers a view far removed from the "prophecies of doom", warned Marco Impagliazzo, professor at the University for Foreigners and President of the Community of Sant'Egidio, noting that the presence of immigrants in Europe (35 million foreigners and 50 million residents of foreign origin) reveals a "decisive restructuring" of our societies and therefore represents "a challenge to be seized and overcome". "We already live together in a large block of flats with people of different backgrounds - Impagliazzo said - but it is now necessary to build the common home with a solid foundation". The students of the course for mediators - he concluded - study "to be pontiffs, that is to say, builders of bridges" to overcome the exclusion that generates many ills, such as, recently, the attacks in Paris.

Daniela Pompei, head of the services to migrants of the Community of Sant'Egidio, underlined "the unprecedented collaboration between the State, the academic world and civil society on the strategic border of integration". The course, with 140 members from 40 different countries, has an important national profile and will allow the unique validation of the skills of the "cultural mediator". After 16 years in education, noted Daniela Pompei, "we felt the need to raise the level of professionalism" and overcome the fragmentation of experiences "to build a cultural strategy not only for emergencies but to give the keys of inclusion in the peripheries".  “Mediators are not mere translators - she concluded - but deep interpreters of Italian culture: they are bearers of a vision for the future".

The undersecretary at the Miur, Davide Faraone, stressed the commitment of the ministry to "strengthen the inclusion networks to counter those that speculate on fears". The course for Faraone represents "a strategic model" to be spread and on which to invest to create "antibodies against the sad strategies of fear". Recalling the important reform of the citizenship law, pending in Parliament, the undersecretary noted how culture is "the right way to become Italians".

June 17 2011

"Dying of hope": the names and stories of migrants who died during their travel to Europe were commemorated during a Prayer Vigil in Santa Maria in Trastevere

IT | EN | ES | DE | FR | CA | NL
all the news
March 13 2018

Flucht, Abi, Studium

February 8 2018

Migrazioni: Pompei (Comunità Sant’Egidio), “nuove modalità di ingresso in Italia più flessibili ed efficienti”

February 5 2018

Immigrazione: Comunità Sant’Egidio, oggi anche la ministra Fedeli alla consegna dei diplomi per mediatori interculturali

January 15 2018
Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi. Francesco traccia la differenza tra immigrazione e invasione

November 30 2017
Corriere della Sera

Andrea Riccardi: Europa e giovani migranti, il futuro va creato in Africa

November 4 2017
Corriere del Mezzogiorno

Migranti, i nuovi cittadini

all press releases
October 10 2017

On 15th World Day Against the Death Penalty let us visit the poorest convicts in Africa

October 7 2015

The World Coalition Against the Death Penalty - XIII world day against the death penalty

October 5 2015

Fallece un preso japonés tras pasar 43 años en el corredor de la muerte

September 24 2015

Pope Francis calls on Congress to end the death penalty. "Every life is sacred", he said

March 12 2015

Arabie: trois hommes dont un Saoudien exécutés pour trafic de drogue

March 12 2015
Associated Press

Death penalty: a look at how some US states handle execution drug shortage

March 9 2015

Australia to restate opposition to death penalty as executions loom in Indonesia

March 9 2015

Le Pakistan repousse de facto l'exécution du meurtrier d'un critique de la loi sur le blasphème

March 9 2015

Peine de mort en Indonésie: la justice va étudier un appel des deux trafiquants australiens

February 28 2015

13 Ways Of Looking At The Death Penalty

February 15 2015

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

December 11 2014

C’est désormais officiel: Madagascar vient d’abolir la peine de mort!

go to no death penalty
Comunità di Sant'Egidio

Cinque proposte sull’immigrazione

Appello al Parlamento ungherese sui profughi e i minori richiedenti asilo

Corso di Alta Formazione professionale per Mediatori europei per l’intercultura e la coesione sociale

Omelia di S.E. Card. Antonio Maria Vegliò alla preghiera "Morire di Speranza". Lampedusa 3 ottobre 2014

Omelia di S.E. Card. Vegliò durante la preghiera "Morire di speranza"

Nomi e storie delle persone ricordate durante la preghiera "Morire di speranza". Roma 22 giugno 2014

all documents


1373 visits

1342 visits

1390 visits

1427 visits

1414 visits
all the related media