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Enter 100 Images of Migration Competition

Migration Museum Project to establish new national Migration Museum in UK

The Migration Museum Project in conjunction with the Guardian newspaper, is running a "100 Images of Migration" competition. Participants are invited to upload images resonant of migration with a short explanation of what the image means to them.

Images can feature something very personal like an object brought to the UK or something in the public domain like a bank note printed on Huguenot Portal family paper. Or anything else that speaks of migration.
 

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Immigrants own 10% of bars and restaurants in Italy

Immigrants in Italy are increasingly becoming bar and restaurant owners. A new survey by Fipe-Confcommercio has revealed that 10% of bars and restaurants in the country are owned by immigrants.

The survey also revealed that a total of 38,000 bars and restaurants are owned by immigrants.

The bars and restaurants owned by immigrants are mainly in the North, with Lombardia leading the way with 8,370, followed by Lazio (4,167), Veneto (4,076), Emilia Romagna (4,064), Piemonte (3,230) and Toscana (2,641).
 

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86 irregular migrants deported from Italy

Last week 86 non-EU irregular migrants were deported from Italy using different flights, Ministry of Home Affairs has said. They were mainly Tunisians, Moroccans and Algerians.

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Rome to host World Cornerstone Conference

International Women’s Forum brings together women leaders from all parts of the world

The International Women’s Forum (IWF) will conduct its World Cornerstone Conference and leadership exchange in Rome from 25th to 27th May.

At this sold-out event, IWF will bring together more than 600 influential women leaders from Italy, across Europe, and around the world, along with global experts in art and design, to explore how creativity, design thinking and innovation are influencing the ways business, government, individuals and civil society solve problems and improve the world's economic, social and environmental future.
 

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ILO: Economic crisis increases risk of discrimination

Migrant workers face widespread discrimination in access to employment

In spite of continuous positive advances in anti-discrimination legislation, the global economic and social crisis has led to a higher risk of discrimination against certain groups such as migrant labour, a new report by the International Labour Office (ILO) has revealed.

“Economically adverse times are a breeding ground for discrimination at work and in society more broadly. We see this with the rise of populist solutions”, said ILO Director-General Juan Somavia, adding that “this threatens painstaking achievements of several decades”.
 

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