Visit to the Galleria degli Argenti

On 11 July 2017, our guests and volunteers joined a group of asylum seekers from Caritas for a special organised visit to the Galleria degli Argenti of the Pitti Museum. It is a pilot project launched by the Comune di Firenze with the aim to introduce culture through art. The very knowledgeable guide provided the […]

Refugees are welcome, sure..but then?

Some insights and reflections written by two volunteers of the EUI Refugee Initiative, Caterina Francesca Guidi and Alberto-Horst Neidhardt. Starting from May 2016, the European University Institute has opened its doors to a group of six asylum seekers. Aged between 18 and 32 years, our guests come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Gambia, Ivory Coast, Mali, […]

Iftar Picnic and World Refugee Day 2016

Written by Julia Schulte-Cloos – Italian version below, kindly translated by Abdou Hydara, a Gambian friend of us The asylum seekers have settled in and found their weekly schedules between language courses, voluntary work for Caritas and common lunches with the EUI community, as June and this year’s month of Ramadan approaches. Four of the […]

Refugees visit Rome and join the Pope on stage for audience

Written by the Italian language teachers, English translation below Cominciamo con lo striscione: lo abbiamo progettato insieme in classe. Perché uno striscione ci doveva essere, con un messaggio, una comunicazione, qualcosa di breve. Tra le parole ci doveva essere “rifugiati”, ma anche “insieme” perché “insieme” è una parola inclusiva. E poi “futuro” perché si deve […]