Migration Plan and its Influence on Integration Strategic among Bangladeshi Migrants in Italy. A first glance at the data
By Valeria Giannuzzi
The arrival of Bangladeshis in Italy is a relatively new process, which begins around the ‘90s (Knights, 1996, Priori, 2012). Among the reasons of the transition of southern Europe from an area of emigration to one of immigration, maybe the most influent, are the progressive restriction of immigration policies implemented by west European countries (Knights, 1996) and, on the other hand, more permissive migration policies in Southern Europe, particularly in Italy, which allowed more easily the acquisition of the citizenship. Thus, during the last 30 years Italy would have changed its nature as “transit country” to a “settlement country”. Nonetheless, a new phenomenon is taking place in the last years, and we have very little data about it: Italian Bangladeshi coming to United
Kingdom. Why are they moving (or willing to move) to UK? Why did they get to Italy the first? Will Brexit vote modify their plans to move from Italy to United Kingdom? This presentation will address those questions focusing on narratives of Bangladeshi migrants in Italy and how recent historical events, including immigration policies and Brexit, may deeply affect individual life choices.
Valeria Giannuzzi is Clinical Psychologist, PhD Student in Social Science at Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Tijuana, Mexico, and Visiting Fellow at University of East London at the Centre for Research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, where she is carrying on part of her research on migration plan and integration strategies among Bangladeshi migrants in Rome and London with a narrative approach. She worked several years in Rome, Italy, at foster houses, centres for migrants and refugees, and at a centre for unaccompanied minors, mostly from Bangladesh. She is a founder member and in charge for the migration studies area at PsyPlus Onlus, a non-profit organization based in Rome.
BENGAL HISTORY WEEK
8-16 OCTOBER 2016
Brick Lane Circle’s is organising its Seventh Annual Bengal History Week during 8-16 October 2016, which aims to help generate greater levels of interest on the learning of the history of Bengal.
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