• ukraine-peace-refugees
    Migrations and refugees

    Can we treat refugees differently depending on their origin? (War in Ukraine)

    The war in Ukraine has led many Ukrainians to flee their country and seek asylum in Europe, in order to be recognised as refugees. They have generally been well received in European countries. I am very happy about this.   But at the same time, I wonder why not all refugees receive such a warm welcome? It seems that refugees are treated differently depending on their origin.   It took me some time to speak out on the subject of the war in Ukraine. This appalling situation left me speechless. I also hesitated before publishing this article because it is a hot topic and can be controversial. But then I…

  • Integration of migrants - acculturation strategies
    Interculturality,  Migrations and refugees

    What Is the Integration of Migrants? – Acculturation Strategies

    The “integration” of migrants. Here is an expression we hear almost everywhere. Initially a sociological phenomenon, it has become a commonplace. It is sometimes used indiscriminately in the media and in political discourse. Overused. Emptied of its meaning.   Integration. It is one of the issues that come up most often when we talk about migration. This is the mission of the Maltese NGO in which I was involved for some time. Its mission is reflected in its own name: Integra Foundation.     Public opinion seems to agree that the “migrant” must “integrate”, whether it is “pro” or “anti” migration. But, in the end, what is integration? Is it…

  • Title "Why we should all socialize with people from other cultures"
    Interculturality

    Why We Should All Socialize with People from Other Cultures

    “If you differ from me, my brother, far from hurting me, you enrich me” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry     When we were born, we have been linked to a certain culture, country, ethnic group and social group. Later on, during our education, we were more or less put in contact with other cultural and social groups. Or, rather, we didn’t all have the opportunity to socialize with people from different cultural and social backgrounds since our childhood. On one hand, curiosity and desire to discover.  On the other hand, fear from other’s differences. When it comes to socializing with people from other cultures, the human being is torn between those…