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Strand2: Democratic engagement and civic participation
2.2: Network of Towns
Thematic Networking of Twinned Towns – EUROPEAN CONFERENCES

The project “Sustain Migrant’ Integration for Linking Networks in a Inclusive Europe” was promoted by the Municipality of Fondachelli Fantina with the aim to create a thematic Network of Towns for raising awareness about priority matters linked to Migration, integration and Social Inclusion, fight against marginalization and the stigmatization of migrants. The project aimed to strengthen a strong, long lasting and fruitful cooperation between partner from Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, Malta, Portugal, Spain, Croatia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Bulgaria, more of them are countries where the Migration is an open debate with these countries are facing off.
During the life of the project were involved more than 600 participants, with a huge impact on direct and indirect participants.
The wider partnership represented a platform for dialogue on the most important priority for EU and a challenge for European Society, stimulating new forms of civic participation and integration, for security and European cohesion.
The main objective of the project was to involve Municipalities and local realities, stakeholders, experts and CSOs, ONG that every day work with the emergency of welcoming and integration of migrants and refugees, citizens and young people, in order to increase the awareness on the policies of Integration, Asylum, participation and political rights, intercultural communication and cultural mediator, minors, women for giving gender perspective, services to immigrants, healthy system. The Project attended 5 Itinerant Events around Europe:
Event 1 in Fondachelli Fantina (Italy), from 19 to 22 December 2019
Event 2 in Zurrieq (Malta), from 27 to 30 September 2021
Event 3 in Gondomar (Portugal), from 17 to 20 January 2022

Event 4 in Prague (Czech Republic), from 2 to 5 May 2022

Event 5 in Krakow (Poland), from 27 to 30 June 2022

The meetings were scheduled with the organization of public debates, diffusion and exchange of the best practices, comparison, round table, kick-off, case studies, interactive workshops, life stories learned from the interview of migrants and view documentary.