In today’s Europe, we are reaching alarming levels of urban fragmentation, inequality and structural socio-spatial divisions within our cities, feeding extremism and radicalization. Most vulnerable people are often bound to concentrate in disadvantaged areas where social exclusion and deprivation usually overlap with multi-ethnicity, which further challenges social cohesion.
Increasingly marginalized and stigmatized, these areas and their inhabitants are pushed into a vicious circle of poverty. In this context, and through a bottom-up approach to raising local awareness on the urgent need to establish new connections among inhabitants of marginalized neighborhoods and those of central areas, URGENT aims at tackling the growing fear of immigration, which feeds euroscepticist attitudes.
The main objectives of this project are:
In the context of this project, the INDERA Foundation organized the Seminar “Migrated Women, Constructors of Social Cohesion”, which was focused on social cohesion, integration, and diversity from the point of view of migrated women. In the Seminar different organizations, groups and unions participated, that serve the needs and interests of migrant women and work directly with them. In this opportunity, key articulating axes in the construction of citizenship have been prioritized: bodies, interpersonal relationships, and jobs.