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Roundtable Meeting in MATILDE Region Karacabey

The impact of migration on rural development in Bursa, Karacabey was discussed at a roundtable meeting. In cooperation with MATILDE Turkey partners İstanbul Bilgi University and Support to Life Association, the meeting was held at Karacabey Chamber of Commerce and Industry on October 27. Representatives from local administrations and professional organizations

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The Long Term Rural Vision Workshop

The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC) in close cooperation with the MATILDE along with WELCOMING SPACES, WHOLE-COMM, MIMY and SHARE organized a virtual event. The online workshop entitled ‘The long-term Rural Vision:Opportunities for the Inclusion of Newcomers in Rural, Mountainous and Remote Regions of Europe’ held in 17 September with around

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‘New normal’ in MATILDE Regions: Insights From Norway

As MATILDE with 25 project partners in 10 European countries, we wanted to ask our stakeholders about the impact of the ‘new normal’ brought by COVID-19 on the lives of immigrants and what it means in terms of local development. ‘New Normal in MATILDE Migration’ interview series continues with Innlandet County Council

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Field Seminar in the MATILDE Region Oberallgäu

MATILDE partners started their action researches for case studies in the field in the scope of Working Package 5 of the project. As part of the local case study in rural Bavaria, Germany, Tobias Weidinger and Stefan Kordel introduced the MATILDE region Oberallgäu to a group of around 20 geography students

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MATILDE Manifesto: The Renaissance of Remote Places

10 theses on migration and resilience in European mountain and rural regions. Why a Manifesto? MATILDE project has the aim of producing scientific-based knowledge and, at the same time, enhancing socio-cultural change about the perception and role of foreign immigration in rural, mountainous and remote regions of Europe. And to re-define

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Challenges and opportunities in diversely ageing regions

Anne Goujon* and Paola Proietti** How will ageing evolve across urban and rural regions in the coming years? What about the trends in mountain areas? To what extent the evolution of the working age population will be shaped by cohort turnover and migration flows? These were among the questions recently answered by

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Mountains matter

Filippo Barbera* Today the “mountain question” does not only concern the mountains as such. The mountains area are witnessing a “new centrality” In light of the crisis of the cities. The Italian case is a telling one. To begin with, it is worth underscoring that the “metropolitan city” is not an

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Empowering and integrating youth through volunteering

Andrea Carlà*, Eleonora Psenner** EU AMIF (Asylum and Migrant Integration Fund) funded two-year project VOLPOWER, lead by Glasgow Caledonian University, explores how youth volunteering in sports and arts activities can serve as a mechanism for social integration for youth. Principal Investigator of the Italian/Eurac team of the project, Andrea Carlà and

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‘New normal’ in MATILDE regions: Insights from Spain

All over the world, we are struggling to adapt to the ‘new normal’ brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a consortium with 25 project partners and 19 supporting partners in 10 European countries, we wanted to ask our stakeholders about the impact of this ‘new normal’ on the lives of

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May autonomous vehicles help Javiera?

Alberto Dianin* Javiera is a 55-year-old woman who arrived in Bolzano from Chile in 2015. Since then, she has been working for a cleaning company that mainly deals with big offices in Bolzano South. At 5 pm, when everyone (or almost everyone) leaves the office to go home, she starts working

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