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The Migration-development nexus in European inner areas. Shaping strategies around the post-pandemic investments and plans

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Organized by FIERI and Fondazione Collegio Carlo Alberto 

Piazza Arbarello 8, Torino, Italy

Languages: Italian/English, simultaneous translation available

In Italy, as in the rest of Europe, inner areas and migrants risk to be among the losers of our societies.  Several inner areas have been facing a demographic and economic decline as well as a social closure expressed through negative attitudes towards newcomers and anti-diversity voting patterns. At the same time, a remarkable rise of unemployment and poverty and an upsurge of nationalistic attitudes have been hitting a large share of migrants. Can these two potential losers become allies and foster mutual improvement by refreshing languishing local economies and societies with diversity-triggered and inclusive innovation? For this purpose, the Italy’s National Recovery and Resilience Plan and the European Commission’s long-term Rural Vision may be powerful weapons but much depends on how they address and actually implement the migration-development nexus of inner areas. In order to answer those questions and starting from the assumption that inner areas are highly diverse, the event addresses processes and tools rather than prêt-à-porter solutions. Moreover, it connects the still rather separated research and policy communities dealing with migration and inner areas, and brings together scholars, local innovative practitioners and high-level public officials with the aim of blending visions and expertise into a fresh strategic thinking.

Parteciperanno alla conferenza Andrea Membretti, Daniela Luisi e Filippo Barbera.