Glocal Roots initiated a safe space exclusively for women and their little children. The We are One-Center on Samos provides comfort and warmth, helping women to regain their sense of dignity. But all NGO's struggle with the Greek Government’s strict measures aimed at solving the humanitarian crisis but actually damaging basic human rights.
Living conditions in the Samos camp are atrocious, especially for children. Ash Perrin runs the ‚Cirque de Samos‘ - a Flying Seagull Project. "We let kids play and laugh and feel the comfort of being welcome“. A patch of land, a circus tent and devoted artists: that’s what it takes to grant kids, amidst despair and hopelessness, a few moments of childhood.
Ivan Krastev is an outstanding political scientist, political advisor and one of the top 100 influential personalities in the world. Here's his take on Europe's road into the future, struggling with both its aging population and migration, plus the decisive role of young people shaping the world of tomorrow.
Legal migration is much needed but hotly disputed. ‚Imagine Foundation‘, an organization that promotes and arranges legal pathways for Hightech professionals from countries like Egypt to find jobs in Germany. Which benefits both the companies and their new employees. And helps Germany to move forward towards a diverse society.
The Pakistani-born human right’s activist got a grant to study in the Netherlands where she turned into an asylum seeker. She knows all about the „diaspora blues“ and is devoted to giving a voice to women refugees who are all too often unheard and unseen.
Can that work? 250 refugees between eighteen and twenty-seven and 250 of their Dutch peers under one roof? Self-managing their lives together? Yes it does. Welcome to the flagship integration project Startblok Riekerhaven in Amsterdam.