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Join us in the online event: “Narratives on Migrant Entrepreneurship”!
REGISTER HERE   The MAX project is participating in the conference “Growing Europe” with a special session on Narratives on Migrant Entrepreneurship! Growing Europe - Boosting Migrants Entrepreneurship Networks is a series of online events on each Thursday in September 2020 and dedicated to current issues and future challenges of migrant entrepreneurship in Europe. The event is organized by the COSME-funded projects EMEN, M-UP and MAGNET.   The session “Narratives on Migrant Entrepreneurship”, organized by UNITEE with the support of Diesis Network, will see the collaboration of …
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The second MAX Solution Journalism training is here!
In the framework of the MAX project, The Local offers free training on migration reporting for student and early career journalists   Article by The Local, click here to be redirected to their website.   Are you a journalism student or early-career journalist based in the EU? Are you interested in learning more about responsible reporting on migration – and putting those skills into practice?   The Local's journalists will be running free training sessions for new journalists interested in migration reporting in September and October 2020, during which you will work on an artic…
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MAXletter #3 is here!
The MAX project's 3rd Newsletter is finally here! Check it out!      
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Learn more about the first journalist training implemented by our partner The Local
Seven things we've learned about adding a solutions focus to reporting on migration Source: Article from The Local website.   In the framework of the MAX project's WP3 activities, throughout May, The Local hosted four online sessions about incorporating solutions-focused reporting to the migration beat. Over the month 60 journalists took part, selected from more than 200 migration reporters who expressed interest in the training. Reporters from 19 European countries joined, many of them with a migrant or refugee background and all of them with experience reporting on migration.…
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Discover the MAX project activities for the Refugee week 2020!
Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity, and resilience of refugees. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. This year the MAX project is participating in the Refugee Week 2020! The MAX project has prepared a full week of activities and new contents for the Refugee Week 2020 (from the 15th to the 21st of June, 2020)! Find here below the description of all the activities and where you will be able to find them! Monday 15th of June: A new video in collaboration with Legacoop available on all MAX project social m…
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Join the Polish Migration Forum webinar !
Integration without violence. Counteracting discrimination against students from migration backgrounds.   15.05.2020, at 18.00-19.30 Duration: 90 min Register HERE   The Polish Migration Forum, partner of the MAX project, is organising another webinar in the framework of their Diversity Dialogue Fora activities! Indeed, they are organising virtual events now, and an in-person event will take place in the months to come.   Content: This webinar is designed for teachers working in schools. Its purpose is to strengthen teachers' competence in identifying symptoms and effects of peer violen…
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COVID-19 Statement
Dear partners and colleagues of MAX project,   The COVID-19 pandemic represents a major and unprecedented challenge with unexpected consequences in all the social and economic sectors globally. To adapt to these new and challenging times, the MAX project is formulating a new strategy to cope with the problems this crisis has engendered for the project and its activities. Our firsts Diversity Dialogue Fora, the MAX project local events part of the Work Package 4, were supposed to start this spring and summer. Of course, these ones had to be postponed, and new dates have to be defined yet. A…
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The MAX project 20 Key Persuasive Messages!
In the framework of the Research activities, the MAX partners have identified 20 key persuasive messages to improve public opinion, image, narrative, and attitude towards migrants. Storytelling, creation of positive messages for the media and dialogic encounters between locals and newcomers are the key figures of the project.   The selection of the best practices to identify the 20 key messages took place on the basis of the objectives identified and described by the project: to contribute to a change of mentality in the European society towards migrants to identify a possible pa…
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Solidarity at the time of COVID-19: production of masks from TCN to Italian operators!
Interview with Roberta Tumiatti Cooperativa Pi.Pro., Consorzio La Valdocco By Diesis Network.   TCN are an added value to European society. This is even more true in this period of crisis, due to the COVID19, when many of them are contributing to fight against this pandemic and helping the European communities! Solidarity is a two-way process! Our partner Diesis Network had a chat with Roberta Tumiatti, President of Cooperativa Pietra Altra Servizi and Director of the Cooperative Pi.Pro., Technical Manager and Coordinator Development and Integration Projects, who told us the sto…
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The webinar organised by the Polish Migration Forum is tomorrow!
WEBINAR: HOW TO TEACH AND INTEGRATE MULTILINGUAL STUDENTS IN DISTANCE EDUCATION? The school is a place for all children - including those speaking in other languages, coming from foreign cultures, returning from migration, coming to Poland for various reasons and with different baggage of experience. The school is also the best environment for supporting the integration of foreigners into Polish society. But how a teacher and educator can meet these challenges - especially in the current crisis situation of remote education? During the webinar, taking place in Polish, we will discuss met…
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Discover the MAX interactive map!
The #MAXproject interactive map is now active! Check it out HERE! The success stories map showcases real stories of migrants’ successful integration in the EU and/or many initiatives to help them to do so. Some of these stories are issued from the research activities (yellow pin), others from the Journalist training (red pin) and others from the local events organised in the MAX partner countries (green pin). The first stories available on the map are the ones issued from the research activities. Each national partner has sent us the more interesting success stories, and little by little…
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The MAX info card is finally here!
The MAX info card has just arrived! Download it!  
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MAX is finally on Instagram!
The Instragram profile of the MAX project is finally here! On Instagram you will be able to find all our latest activities and news! Click HERE and discover the profile!
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The Local training for European migration journalists!
Are you a journalist covering migration, or interested in doing so? The partner of the MAX project, The Local, is offering free training sessions and workshops for journalists across the EU. The curriculum and the training developed by the Local are based on solutions journalism methodology, and how this can be adapted to the migration beat. Click here to learn more and sign up!
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Annual Consortium meeting in Brussels: thank you!
On Wednesday, 12 February 2020, all the partners of the MAX project gathered in Brussels, Belgium, for their second Annual Consortium meeting. Organised by Diesis Network, the event was a great success thanks to the valuable participation and contributions from all the partners!   During the first session of the day, UNITEE presented the WP1, including the presentation of the 2019 activities, achievements and challenges, as well as the reporting period and strategy of the project. The project officer from the EU Commission working on the MAX project then greeted the partners for their gr…
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MAX meeting in Brussels
The MAX partners are going to meet in Brussels next week on the 12th of February, for their Annual Consortium meeting! They are going to discuss all the activities for 2020! Stay tuned for more news regarding the upcoming activities!
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The second MAX newsletter is here!
Take a look at the #MAXproject second newsletter 📩 by clicking HERE! Subscribe to the following ones by clicking HERE!  
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Changing the Narrative around migrants: Solutions journalism training for journalists and media!
The goal of the MAX project is to expand the public image of migrants in Europe by changing the narrative around the immigration discourse and sharing the stories of real people. As part of this, one objective of the project is to create and implement a Solutions Journalism training for journalists and media. Training sessions will be carried out throughout 2020 for journalists from different EU countries, at different stages of their career, and the training materials will be made available online after the end of the training period. The training includes: 1. The basics: Discussion of the…
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Research activities in Rome!
At the end of September, from the 25th to the 27th, all the MAX partners joined in Rome for a three-day workshop on the Work Package 2 research activities. The workshop was organised by the WP2 leader IDEA and hosted by one of our Italian partner, Legacoopsociali. These activities are focused on the issue of migrants’ presence in the European Union from two angles, factual and opinion-based. The activity aims to produce and deliver messages which will refute stereotypes and change minds not by expert, scientific or political discourse or statistics alone, but by focusing on showing on the expe…
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MAX project article on the Diario de Teruel!
Our partner, Diputación de Teruel, wrote an article about the MAX project and our workshop on research activities in Rome that was published on the local newspaper Diario de Teruel!   Click here to read the full article HERE!   Thank you Diputación de Teruel and Diartio de Teruel for this opportunity!
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MAX partners will meet in Rome!
In the framework of the Work package 2 research activities, the MAX partners will meet in Rome at the end of the month, from the 25th to the 27th of September! They will have a three days’ workshop where they will have the opportunity to share the results of their research activities and to discuss. Legacoop, one of our Italian partners, will host the meeting in their offices!   The research had the purpose to collect and analyse information on the impact of migrant populations in the European Union and opinions, fears and prejudices regarding migrants. The activity aims to produce and deliv…
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Our first Newsletter is finally here!
The first newsletter of the max project has finally arrived! Click HERE to read it and share it right now! 😊 Click HERE if you want to subscribe for the next number!
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MAX goes to Luci sul lavoro: three days of meetings focused on work integration!
The MAX project was presented yesterday at Luci sul lavoro during the session “Storie in cammino”, organised by Diesis Coop!  Luci sul Lavoro is the Italian Festival focused on employment and labour market integration that takes place each year in Montepulciano. The festival gathers public and private Italian, European and International institutions representatives, associations, trades unions, and citizens interested in exchanging ideas and debate about these topics. We heard the words of different organisations, associations, and institutions who work to #changethenarrative around migration…
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The MAX project attends the EMEN Annual Event in The Hague
A couple of days ago, the 20th of July, the MAX project attended the EMEN Annual Event “Access to finance for migrant entrepreneurs? Cross your own borders!” at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. The event showcased a market place with more than 20 organisations and project focusing on migration and integration, and the MAX project shared a market stall with other interesting projects. Therefore, the MAX project was presented to many interested people and new potential stakeholders! Thank you to our partners who were there and to the Hague University of Applied Sciences for hosting us…
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What is happening with the MAX research activities…
The research activities are continuing in the 12 countries involved in the MAX project! In the next months, you will discover which will be the outcomes!
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Welcome to Democracy Alive!
Yesterday, AEIDL and Diesis Coop partners attended the Democracy Alive Festival in Texel! Democracy Alive is a European Festival organised by European Movement in partnership with the European Parliament in Texel. The Festival gathered main European, the private sector and citizens, with the aim of encouraging civic engagement and increasing interest in European democracy. We talked about the MAX project during the session “Stories - No borders: storytelling on the inclusion of migrants through work and entrepreneurship” organised by Diesis in the ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) P…
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