The 4th Transnational meeting took place between the 11th and 14th of April 2019 with main activities taking place in St Julians region, but also in Valletta and Madina.
As all the project’s meetings, the meeting in Malta had as an aim to enhance the transfer of good practices between countries and organisations, thereby promoting the role of local communities, active citizenship, volunteering, and solidarity, as well as understanding the threats that Euroscepticism poses.
The first day of the meeting was dedicated on Introductions and Discussions on the Expectation of the delegations, (which took place in the morning session) and an Official Opening. During the opening, the delegations were welcomed by a representative of the Is-Swieqi Local Council, and a representative of Kite Factory.
The day was concluded with an International Cuisine night with the participation of all Delegations and the Migrant Women Association food truck at the Is-Swieqi Community Hall.
The second day took place in Valletta in the “Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector” premises and the “Is-Swieqi Local Council Community Hall”. During the morning session, the delegations had the opportunity to discuss with three organisations that are active in refugee and migrants’ integration in Malta.
In the afternoon a Symposium took place in the Is-Swieqi Local Council Community Hall with the participation of the Hal Far Outreach Project, the Kopin organisation and a representative of the IsSwieqi Local Council. The discussion included issues such as the importance of integration of migrants and refugees, the role of the media in the process, the personal, community, national, and international roles to promote integration.
The symposium was concluded with a symbolic action of planting a tree to commemorate the project.
The third and last day, included a visit at two important voices for the integration of refugees. In particular, the delegations visited the Archdiocese of Malta and met with the Archbishop of Malta H.G. Charles Scicluna, and later with the founder of Peace Lab Fr. Dionisju Mintoff.
In the afternoon a presentation from Prisms Malta took place. The presentation of Prisms focused on the theoretical aspects concerning integration and acceptance of differences by presenting how the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity of Milton Bennet can be utilised for integration interventions.
4th Transnational meeting Agenda: Agenda_EUBorCo
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