From Migration to the Labour Market

Monday, June 22, 2020

Link to the Meetup.com event


Join Migracode Barcelona and Mediterránea SH for a joint webinar about migration and refugees in Europe.

Two students from Migracode will discuss the situations that forced them to leave their home country, how they came to Barcelona and how Migracode is preparing them to enter the labor market. Furthermore, two speakers from Mediterranea SH will discuss the unique challenges migrants and refugees face, and the dangerous journey many of them undertake to reach Europe. They will also talk about the work that their organisation does rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, as it is currently doing in the Search and Rescue area just off the Lybian coast.

➡️ 15:30
Quick introduction from Migracode Barcelona and Mediterranea Barcelona

➡️ 15:40
Anandamaya came to Barcelona from Venezuela in August 2019. She moved, along with her boyfriend and father, in order for her father to receive medical treatments that aren’t available in Venezuela. During her talk, Anandamaya will further discuss why she migrated to Barcelona, how she found Migracode and what she hopes to do after completing the program.

➡️ 15:50
Paola is a teacher and a translator. After years of volunteer work with Amnesty International in Milan, helping migrants apply for asylum, she left her hometown herself to travel and live abroad, helping her fully realize the privilege afforded by her EU passport. Back in Europe, she happily went back to work for the cause of freedom of movement for all, becoming a part of Mediterranea Barcelona’s ground crew.

➡️ 16:00
Moaz was 21 years old when he left his home in Damascus, Syria in 2016. After spending seven months in Turkey, he lived in Greece for about a year and a half. Mouaz was part of the inaugural class of Migracode and is a volunteer for Open Cultural Center. During his presentation, Mouaz will talk about the situation in Syria that forced him to leave, his journey to and life in Turkey and how he eventually ended up in Spain.

➡️ 16:10
Father Ferrari was born near Modena in 1993. After his studies in Classics, he entered seminary school and was ordained in 2018. In April 2019, he became Mediterranea Saving Humans’ chaplain on board the Mare Jonio. Father Ferrari will share his experience of how he suddenly found himself on both on land and sea, and how it feels to find yourself face to face with rescued people who just managed to escape torture in Libya.

🛈 About Microcode
Migracode, a project of the Open Cultural Center, acts as a bridge between the demand for skilled people in the tech sector and people with a migration background who are eager to work in the tech industry. Founded in 2019, we are cooperating with other code schools in Europe to build a large community of companies and students to foster both labor integration as well as social inclusion.

🛈 About Mediterránea Saving Humans
Mediterranea was founded in 2018 by individuals, organizations and associations who have chosen to stand against the deaths and the human rights violations committed every day in the Mediterranean Sea. While European governments were hindering rescue missions and criminalizing solidarity, we came together to buy a ship and set it off to monitor and witness what is happening in the central Mediterranean, denounce the human rights violations and defend our humanity. We did so while always respecting the rules of international law. Including those that require, where necessary, rescuing human lives.

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