Job Shadowing took place in Palermo: many organisations presented their work on migration issues

An intense week of Job Shadowing activities has been concluded in Palermo. The event has been organized by CLEDU in ccoperation with the Università degli Studi di Palermo and many local and international NGOs.

During the first day of Job Shadowing activities the participants have been engaged in morning and afternoon sessions together with local associations working with migrants at various levels. In the morning the participants met in plenary Watch The Med – Alarmphone and “”, two organizations dealing with rescue operations in the Mediterranean Sea.

In the afternoon the participants were divided into groups and met the associations Arci Porco Rosso, International Rescue Committee, Maldusa and “S.C.S. Sviluppo solidale” to take part in the activities and open a discussion with organisations’ staff.

On the second day of the Job Shadowing experience, during the morning session the participant met the associations Centro Astalli Palermo and Cresm – Centro ricerche economiche e sociali per il Meridione, working in the reception sistem of migrants and refugees. They have been guided by the lawyer Laura Bondì from CLEDU and they discussed about the right to access the reception system.
During the afternoon they visited and worked with the associations “ Opera Don Calabria”, “International Rescue Committee”, “Caritas Diocesana di Palermo” and “ARCI Porco Rosso”.
On the last day of job shadowing activities, the participants spoke about the social and health services available to the migrants in Palermo, together with the Medici Senza Frontiere – Gruppo di Palermo and Centro Penc associations.
Together they discussed about the delicate issue of mental health, especially of people who have lived traumatic experiences. In the afternoon the participants carried out activities in the offices of the associations CESIE, Arci Porco Rosso, Caritas Diocesana di Palermo, Centro TAU and “S.C.S. Sviluppo Solidale”.

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