Exhibitions

Reportage ad Idomeni (Grecia) sul blocco dei migranti, lungo la Balkan Route e mostra fotografica per beneficenza, in collaborazione con Medici senza Frontiere: “Idomeni –l’altra Europa”,  presso il MUG –Trieste 

Idomeni and other walls

 

While in Trieste the method of the integrated reception leads to an actual integration of the seekers in the local social fabric and has a beneficial impact (also in economical terms) on the territory, for political reasons the presence of the asylum seekers in other parts of Europe still is a problem: the proof of this is the dramatic situation in Idomeni, a critical point on the border between Greece and Macedonia and one of Europe's many new walls, a crisis which began with Macedonia's decision to send its soldiers on the border, blocking the way to anyone escaping from danger and searching for shelter in Europe. Last May the refugee camp was dismantelled by force by the Greek police, and the immigrants were forced to interrupt their journey once and for all.

 

As it happened in the 30s of the nineteenth century, with the due differences in terms of historical context, today's immigrants are often rejected in violation of the international right, or they are sent from one country to another, while the xenophobic movements use them as scapegoat for the widespread social unease. The crisis of the asylum right and the creation of new walls are definetly the alarming signal of the decline of Europe, which should find new solutions and open new ways to develop its process of growth and internal cohesion, starting off from the respect of the fundamental human rights