Caulonia (Italy): "A KICK TO RACISM"

Caulonia, a small town near Reggio Calabria (southern Italy), wil host a special football 5-by-side tournament from August 3 to 5. All teams will be made by migrants and asylum seekers in Italy.

The tournament will also host African citizens usually surviving in Rosarno.

Here below you can find the program that includes meetings and discussions with regional presidents of Italy and presidents of migrants associations.

“A KICK TO RACISM”

From the 3 to the 5 of August 2009 people in Caulonia (RC) will compete for the title of champion of the tournament “A kick to racism”. These are the teams:

  • Circuito Attivo – Acireale (CT)
  • Sprar Stignano (RC)
  • Sprar Caulonia  (RC)
  • Sprar Riace (RC)
  • Sprar Catania e Acireale  (CT)
  • Sprar La Kasbah e Acri – Cosenza (CS)
  • Sprar Marsala – Marsala (TP)
  • “La Cartiera” – Rosarno (RC)
The matches will take place by 6pm for each of the 2 days

MEETING-DEBATE

THE IMMIGRATION CHALLENGE FOR SOUTHERN ITALY

5PM WEDNESDAY ’05 AUGUST
Hall of the market (Sala mercato coperto) in Caulonia marina

MONS. GIUSEPPE FIORINI MOROSINI – Diocese Bishop Locri – Gerace
VINCENZO LINARELLO – President Consortium Goel

Roundtable
“THE LOCAL HOST”
MODERATOR
ERCOLE MACRA ‘- Director “The Riviera”
INTERVENTIONS:

     * LUCIO Musolino – Prefect of Reggio Calabria
     * DANIELA DI CAPUA – Director of Central SPRAR
     * ANTONINO Garozzo – Mayor of Acireale
     * JOHN POMPEO – Mayor of Castelvetrano
     * RAFFAELE Stancanelli – Mayor of Catania
     * ILARIO Ammendola – Mayor of Caulonia
     * RENZO CARINI – Mayor of Marsala
     * DOMENICO LUCANO Mayor Riace
     * FRANCESCO CANDIA – Mayor of Stignano

Round table:
“THE MIGRANT AND THE RECEPTION OF THE SOUTH”
MODERATOR:
PETER MELIA – Tg 3
INTERVENTIONS:

     * Agazio LOIERO – Presidente Regione Calabria
     * RAFFAELE LOMBARDO – Presidente Regione Sicilia
     * LUIGI DE SENA – Vice President Parliamentary Security

CONCLUSIONS

     * GIUSEPPE Scozzari – President Connecting People

During the debate a short preview of the forthcoming documentary filmed by director Vincenzo Caricari will be screened.

During the event some murals on the themes of hospitality and human rights will be made.

Scozzari, President of Connecting People, sponsoring the event, said: “Connecting People, which manages the national reality in Italy between 17 Cara, Sprar and Cie, wants to make use of local realities to enhance the leading role to promote the territory and institutions local integration processes. For this reason we want to understand the mayors and the chairmen of the two affected regions, Calabria and Sicily, as aiming to tackle in the future policies of the host. I think they will be useful and important to know how we work, for years, and throughout Italy, with success in this field”.

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