From the field

 
The Riace model and the Domenico Lucano case. Is another world possible?
December 02 2021
The Riace model and the Domenico Lucano case. Is another world possible?
By Alice Lomonaco (Bologna University) On 30 September 2021, the Court of Locri sentenced former Mayor of Riace Domenica Lucano to 13 years and two months in prison. The judges accused him of criminal association…

Read more ›
 
Digitalisation of services and measures for migrant integration:  Are the inner areas losers or winners?
October 16 2021
Digitalisation of services and measures for migrant integration: Are the inner areas losers or winners?
How can digitalisation help inner areas to improve integration services and initiatives? This was one of the key questions addressed during the three-day training (22-23 September 2021) co-organised in Turin (Italy) by Welcoming Spaces and…

Read more ›
 
Shrinking areas as dynamic spaces of care and resilience
February 02 2021
Shrinking areas as dynamic spaces of care and resilience
By Desirè Gaudioso – University of Bologna Shrinking areas, “the lands of the margin”, are often depicted as places of disadvantage, depopulation, abandonment, marked by lack of opportunities and services (e.g., logistics, education, health, transports)…

Read more ›
 
Powerful women-led organisations in shrinking regions
January 18 2021
Powerful women-led organisations in shrinking regions
Leticia Santaballa Santos shares her first insights from the first instances of fieldwork in the region of Galicia. She finds women-led organizations, both locally and abroad, have an important impact on welcoming spaces.

Read more ›
 
Jordan flag and Arabic food in shrinking regions of Rhineland-Palatinate
October 20 2020
Jordan flag and Arabic food in shrinking regions of Rhineland-Palatinate
During the first explorations of the German research regions, we visited a number of small towns situated in the district Mayen-Koblenz.

Read more ›
 
Covid-19 and welcoming spaces: a synthesis
September 01 2020
Covid-19 and welcoming spaces: a synthesis
In the previous months, we provided snapshots of the Covid-19 situation and its impacts on migrants and shrinking areas in the countries participating in the WELCOMING SPACES project. Not all the places were affected equally,…

Read more ›