With great success ‘Xenios Polis. Culture, Science & Action’ participated in the Kick-off Meeting for the Mediterranean Migration Network (MMN) organized by the International Research Center CARDET and the INNOVADE, in Nicosia, 27th & 28th April 2017, at the Nicosia University. The meeting and the subsequent research workshops had as main objectives the cooperation among important public and private bodies in the Mediterranean Sea, the development and exchange of good practices, as well as the presentation of innovative proposals and actions concerning the integration, diversity and management of immigration issue and the refugee crisis.
Xenios Polis, as an official guest of the Network, with Dr. Dimitra Sitareniou as the Representative, presented the organization’s views on critical immigration issues and developed relevant proposals on Diversity and Integration with regards to critical axes such as language and vocational education, policy issues, intercultural mediation as a best practice-guide to social cohesion and integration.
Four other significant organizations from the Mediterranean Basin (TAMAT-Italy, General Directorate of Social Services and Social Integration, Community of Madrid-Spain, AidGlobal-Portugal, FSM-Malta) presented their views, too; in the meeting, there were also Representatives from other selected European organizations, as well as from local public bodies and Cypriot ministries.