From the field

 
Organic Farming in Italy’s Shrinking Areas: what Opportunities for Newcomers?
August 05 2022
Organic Farming in Italy’s Shrinking Areas: what Opportunities for Newcomers?
By Simone Cappati (Master in International Development Studies) A handful of committed Italian NGOs and small-town mayors believe that organic farming has the potential to tear down cultural and language barriers while revitalizing the local…

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Intercultural day in San Esteban de Gormaz (Spain): Creating a community of practice through social theater and a photo exhibition
June 11 2022
Intercultural day in San Esteban de Gormaz (Spain): Creating a community of practice through social theater and a photo exhibition
On Saturday, May 28, Cepaim Foundation together with the Association of Maghrebi Women of San Esteban de Gormaz, AISHA, and in collaboration with the City Council of San Esteban, organised an intercultural day in San…

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Moving Forward When Life is on Hold: Personal Development in Asylum Seeker Centers in Dutch Shrinking Areas
February 17 2022
Moving Forward When Life is on Hold: Personal Development in Asylum Seeker Centers in Dutch Shrinking Areas
How do you develop personally, when you are living in a rural, shrinking area in the Netherlands? In the research, I conducted for my Master Thesis, I focused on the personal development of asylum-seekers in…

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PhD School in Soria: Reflections from a nurturing exchange
January 21 2022
PhD School in Soria: Reflections from a nurturing exchange
The on-site meeting in Soria offered us not only the opportunity to create and consolidate interpersonal relationships and to gain an in-depth understanding of each other's work. It also provided an opportunity to visit a…

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The battles of Riace: A town torn between immigration and emigration
December 14 2021
The battles of Riace: A town torn between immigration and emigration
What can we learn from Riace, a ‘ghost town’ that revived socio-economically by hosting refugees, despite being located in a poor region mainly known for the ‘nDrangetha mafia? Is it possible to revitalize shrinking European…

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Learning in and from a marginalized-but-welcoming Europe
December 06 2021
Learning in and from a marginalized-but-welcoming Europe
How to contribute to just and sustainable futures in depopulating and socioeconomically marginalised European localities, while at the same time offering a ´welcoming space´ for non-EU migrants to pursue their life projects? It was with…

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