Italy must pay disability benefits to immigrants without long-term EU residence permitby Roberta Lunghini - 2015.11.20
In Italy, disability allowance for deafness must be paid to foreigners even if they don't have a residence permit. The Constitutional Court has urged the government to take action on this, stating that denying the benefit to undocumented migrants without long-term EU residence permits, but who are legally present in the national territory, is an act of discrimination and goes against “the protection of the right to health, including access to the most appropriate means to guarantee it.” In particular because this is “a benefit that helps disadvantaged people with medical conditions or impairments that are highly disabling for their ordinary life, relationships and, therefore, for their ability to work and support themselves.”
Halal travel opens borders for Muslim tourists
Halal is the new frontier of international tourism. In fact there is a growth in this area with world tour operators offering packages tailored for Muslim travellers which are in accordance with the dictates of Islam. A no pork menu, no alcohol, swimming pools that a reserved for women only, Read More.
Telephone booths make a come-back for special project on immigrant stories
What if you walked into a telephone booth, picked up the receiver, and found an immigrant on the other end who told you his/her story? Aman Mojadidi an artist from Afghanistan came up with the idea and together with Public company Times Square Arts, was able to realize this social Read More.
New tool to monitor EU actions for integration
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How many immigrants there are in the European Union
In 2015, a total of 4.7 million people immigrated to one of the 28 Member States of the European Union, while at least 2.8 million emigrants were reported to have left an EU Member State. Half of the immigrants (2.4 million) were non-EU citizens. In total, on 1 January 2016, Read More.
Here is why videogames help immigrant children adjust
Videogames act as instruments of integration for refugees who are minors. At least, this is the result of an experiment undertaken by New York university on a sample of Syrian children and adolescents, refugees in a Turkish refugee camp. Letting them play for a few hours each day with consoles Read More.
Austria bans the burka as part of new migrant law
Austrian lawmakers have approved a ban on the burka amongst a series of other controversial steps to integrate migrants. The measure was backed by both of the ruling parties, on Tuesday, in spite of political turbulence that has divided the governing coalition in recent days. Starting in October, police will Read More.