Thinking Lab on Migration & Integration
Valeria Verdolini (Italy, 1982) is a post-doc researcher of the University of Milan-Bicocca and she's part of the Italian team in the European project "Margin: takle insecurity in marginalized areas". Graduated in Law in Bologna (2005), International LLM in Sociology of Law at the Onati Institute (Basque Country) she took her Ph.d. in Sociology of Law at the University of Milan on the legitimacy of ICTY (2009). In recent years she focused on Arab springs, refugees and borders. She is also an Italian activist, and she is president of the Local group of the Association Antigone, a non-profit association which deals with the protection of civil rights and the guarantee of the penal system. She is member of the association "Che-Fare" a non profit association of cultural innovation and she writes on the topics of migration for the cultural websites "Che-fare.com", "Doppiozero.com", "Glistatigenerali.com". For this reason, she took part of the documentary "On the bride'side" (Augugliaro, Del Grande, Soliman al Nassiry) and, recently, she participate also to the international "cars of hope" march from Wien to Budapest. In 2015 she won the Cild prize for "young activist".
On 13-15 October 2017, #DialogueOnEurope contributors from eight European countries will meet in Rome for the third and last European Thinking Lab Summit. This three-day meeting will give them the opportunity to further discuss the four main topics of the project, namely Migration & Integration, Populism, Social Cohesion and Sustainable Growth, and to finalise their policy recommendations for European decision-makers through various work and exchange sessions. (more…)
On 28 June 2016, the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, together with the German Federal Minister of State for Europe, Michael Roth, officially launched the DIALOGUE ON EUROPE-project at the Europasaal of the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. (more…)
The Thinking Lab on Migration & Integration focuses on one of the most crucial challenges currently faced by the European Union. Within one year, based on the diverse experiences Southern European countries and Germany have so far gathered, the Lab will deliver a genuine European perspective on migration and integration policy. The concept of “people on the move” rather than “refugees” or “migrants” remains the center of the debate.