The material presented here is a collection of knowledge and experiences that stem from the challenges related to migration across three African (Ghana, Kenya and Senegal) and two European countries (Greece and Italy). We have tried to discover, explore and analyse the processes behind each decision in the long and perilous movement called migration.
In the course of two years, while we were working on the topic, we tried to get the bigger picture, to look into the causes of migration and to comprehend current trends in both sending and receiving societies, so that we can utilize but also pass this information both ways, and in turn cultivate empathy along with preparedness for a smoother future.
In Ghana, Kenya and Senegal we tried to identify and address the community needs and problems in front of the young population, that make them see abandoning their homes as a desired option. We also tried to look into the difficulties that they face during the journey to Europe. While in Greece and Italy, we tried to analyse community needs faced by young people in the hosting countries, be it members of the native local community, or migrants, from recently arrived to second and third generation. We tried to put members from all sides together and see if there is a way or even a reason to intervene in the process.
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