Fundraising events

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We are very happy to share with you the wonderful results of the fundraising activities for welcoming the six asylum-seekers in the EUI community. As you know, they have arrived last week and now live in 2 apartments located at the Badia Fiesolana

Thanks to the fund-raising activities in mid May, we collected more than 1900€ for the Refugee Fund. We especially want to thank all of you who participated in the great aperitivo organized in Bar Fiasco on Friday the 13th.

The money collected will be administered by the Researchers’ Representative of the Welfare and Social Fund and John-Erik Hansson, member of the Refugee Committee. A small part of this money has been used to complete the housing furnishing, providing the apartments with the basic cleaning tools and buying fresh/perishable food items for the first days.

The 1st round of the Goods collections (4-9 May 2016) was also a succes. Everything is properly stored in a room within the EUI premises, and weekly deliveries to the apartments are done in accordance with the 6 asylum-seekers.

This is a very good start, along with the high number of volunteers involved, for creating a homely and stimulating environment for them. The young men are now actively involved in the EUI community through social and training activities.

We encourage you to write to [email protected] for any question or doubt, and join the volunteering activities that are being scheduled for the coming weeks.

We will keep you posted on developments and future needs.

With our sincere thanks and best wishes!

The Refugee Committee

If you still wish to help the EUI Refugee initiative, donations of any amount are welcome by wire transfer. Please contact [email protected] for banking details.