The international workshop on “The Refugee Crisis and Religious Engagement: Widening Routes to Legal Protection”, organised by ISPI and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held in Milan on March 13 and 14, with the scientific coordination of Prof. Fabio Petito, from the University of Sussex.
Since 2009 the Policy Planning Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in co-operation with ISPI, has sponsored a yearly international seminar with the aim to discuss the growing role of religion in international affairs by gathering scholars of religions and international relations, diplomats and policy makers, media actors and religious representatives, as well as movements and associations particularly active in inter-religious dialogue.
This year policy dialogue focused on one of the main challenges of the current Middle Eastern situation, the refugee crisis.
Special attention was given to the Humanitarian Corridors initiative launched in 2016 by the Italian government, the Comunità di Sant’Egidio and other religious organizations. This policy guarantees regular and safer entry mechanisms for refugees who are then more quickly integrated into the Italian society. (more information is available here).
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