History and Background of Migration in Italy

Estimated Time: 2 hours

Difficulty: Beginner

»The world is turned upside down. From Europe we do not start, we get there. On small boats, fragile walnut shells. Leaving war and hunger in other lands.
And the sea has become a bitter word.
But the word migrant, in those distant lands, is a beautiful word.
It means courage, hope, future.«
—Mariana Chiesa Mateos, 2010

This course will provide you with an overview of the migration phenomenon in Italy. Its aim is to highlight key moments and events of the past as well as current developments and their political and social significance.


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