Press Releases

#HeartofEurope Photo Contest Winners Announced

The MATILDE #HeartofEurope photography contest, which visually explores the impact of immigrants in the rural and mountain regions of Europe, has ended. Since MATILDE is a project that emphasizes the importance of the participatory approach, the winners of the photography competition were not ranked as in a classical competition. On the

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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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MATILDE Panel at the IMISCOE Annual Conference

MATILDE researchers will organize a panel discussion at the 18th IMISCOE Annual Conference held online between 7-9 July 2021. Europe’s largest interdisciplinary research network in the field of migration, integration and diversity studies, IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe) organizes its 18th Annual Conference ‘Crossing borders, connecting cultures’

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MATILDE Manifesto calls to redefine EU’s mountainous and rural areas

Stakeholders of the MATILDE project shared an open declaration in the form of a manifesto. As a project which aims producing scientific-based knowledge and enhancing socio-cultural change about the perception and role of foreign immigration in rural, mountainous and remote regions of Europe, MATILDE tries to redefine the role of these

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Change of Duty in the MATILDE Project

The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) replaced Eurac Research as Lead Partner in the MATILDE Project. On 15 January 2021, the Extraordinary General Assembly (GEAS) of the MATILDE Consortium unanimously endorsed the proposal to transfer the role of Lead Partner from Eurac Research to University of Eastern Finland. Prof. Jussi P.

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Andrea Membretti: Europe has a regional heart

Funded by EU’s Horizon 2020 facility, Migration Impact Assessment to Enhance Integration and Local Development in European Rural and Mountain Areas (MATILDE) project has been launched earlier this year, on February. The project will last 3 years and seek to uncover the true developmental potential of migration across 13 rural and

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