The OpenEurope project was founded in May 2016, through a partnership between Oxfam Italia, Borderline Sicilia, the Waldesian Deaconry (Diaconia Valedese), Doctors for Human Rights (MEDU) and the AccoglieRete.
OpenEurope’s intervention focuses on migrants in highly vulnerable conditions and potential asylum seekers who, having arrived in Sicily, have been excluded from the system for protection and reception, without access to adequate services and deprived on protection of their human rights. Borderline Sicilia participates through providing legal assistance to beneficiaries of the program.
Articles about the project
7 September 2017
Campobello di Mazara is one of the most important stops in the cycle of seasonal labour in Sicily. Between September and December each year around 1,300... Read more
30 August 2017
Repubblica.it – Long months of violence, detained in a condition of slavery without any contact with international bodies, right up till the departure... Read more
10 August 2017
oxfam.org – Rape, torture and slave labour are among the horrendous daily realities for people stuck in Libya who are desperately trying to escape... Read more
6 July 2017
Oxfam, Borderline Sicilia, Doctors For Human Rights: “Abuse, Torture and Illegal Detention in the Libyan Hell”
A new report reveals the daily brutality suffered by migrants in Libya at the hands of local militia, human traffickers and criminal gangs. It represents... Read more
4 April 2017
In mid-March the police yet again evicted the camp at Pian del Lago (Caltanissetta). All this achieved was the temporary removal of some of those who had found... Read more