Migrations and social vulnerability: policies for inclusive citizenship

3 July 2024. From 16:00 | Workshop | Spanish | Barcelona History Museum (MUHBA), Sala Martí l'Humà (Plaça del Rei, 1, Barcelona)
slideshow image Attendees from various origins at the Africa Day commemoration event at the Chronicles Hall. Photo by Júlia Arnau.

The increasing complexity of our European societies requires policies and strategies that consider the active inclusion of the diversity present there. Paradoxically, however, we are witnessing the growing weight of populist and extremist discourses in the EU that translate into behaviors and attitudes that marginalize groups, many of them of immigrant origin. The situation of stigmatization affects everyday life transversally, in areas such as school, leisure, the labor market or the media and also has its institutional echo, such as making it difficult to access the census.

This context also makes access to political participation and representation difficult for these groups who are thus doubly marginalized. This situation is susceptible in the case of migrant women who suffer the effect of the intersection between gender, ethnicity, social class and administrative situation, making them more vulnerable to sexist violence, as well as other forms of discrimination and racism. In this way, empowerment, and action against intolerance and the fight against gender-based violence are two of the priority axes that need to be strengthened at the moment in the European political agenda.

The aim of the two sessions planned during the day will be to analyse this situation, making special mention of the challenges that arise in our environment, both at a social and political level and to open a dialogue between experts and institutions to be able to identify practices and strategies that can lead to active inclusion policies in our home.

This event is part of two projects led by the Ibn Battuta Foundation and co-funded by the European Social Fund “Junt@s sin odio” (support and awareness against racism) and “Vida sin Miedo” (comprehensive support and mentoring for women and children victims of gender violence).

During the sessions, IEMed is presenting the results of the EU-funded projects MAGIC (Muslim women, diversity and media) and CONNEKT (Contexts of extremism in MENA and Balkan societies), and a recent study on identities and interculturality promoted by the network of the Anna Lindh Foundation in Spain (ReFAL).

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