Alternative voices on integration

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Interview

Oct 29 2009

Building migrant civil engagement in east Germany

An interview with Dr Esra Erdem, coordinator of the Empowerment and Participation of Immigrants* in east Germany project (EmPa) based at the Brandenburg Regional Centres for Education, Integration and Democracy.

Interview

Oct 22 2009

Young Dutch Muslims find a venue

An interview with Umar Mirza, the 22-year-old chief editor of the Dutch website 'We're Here to Stay'.[1]

Review

Jul 16 2009

Islington’s not so silent voices

In June 2009, Reel Islington Screenings (RIS) held its second film festival to showcase up and coming young film-making talent in Islington.

Comment

Jun 25 2009

Migrant coalition-building in Amsterdam

If you want change, argues the Transnational Migrant Platform (TMP) in Amsterdam, you need to build a broad coalition capable of working simultaneously both on the domestic and the international front.

Interview

May 19 2009

Austria: ‘provoking and connecting’ the Kanafani way

Below we reproduce a discussion with members of the Austrian Kanafani Inter-Cultural Initiative.

News

May 19 2009

Kanafanis challenge Austrian integration policy

The Kanafani Inter-Cultural Initiative (Kulturverein Kanafani) in Vienna, which publishes the journal der.wisch, has set itself a goal: to challenge the mainstream political debate in Austria over 'integration'.

Interview

Mar 5 2009

No glory days for immigrant elders in France

An interview with Boualem Azahoum, an activist with DiverCit├ęs and El Ghorba in Lyon.

Interview

Mar 5 2009

Speaking for the youth of the banlieues

An interview with Abdul Zahiri, an activist with ACJ REV in Avignon.

Interview

Mar 5 2009

A Muslim feminist in France speaks out

An interview with Zahra Ali, president of Al Houda, a Muslim women's organisation.

Comment

Jan 21 2009

Young? British? Muslim? Listen Up!

An innovative new youth project has made itself felt in north London, challenging media stereotyping and an increasing sense of marginalisation amongst young British Muslims.

Interview

Dec 11 2008

Speaking up for young people

An interview with 13-year-old Asiya Hassan, a member of the Bristol City Academy steering committee that organised a forum on the detention of asylum-seeking children.

News

Dec 11 2008

Pioneering a new educational forum

A debate on asylum-seeking children organised by students from Bristol's City Academy, in which the IRR played an active role, could provide a model for schools.

Comment

Oct 9 2008

Organising in the banlieues

An interview with Pierre Didier, president of the Social Forum of the Banlieues.

News

Oct 9 2008

Unity of purpose in the French banlieues

For the second year running, French grassroots anti-racist associations joined forces to organise the Social Forum of the Banlieues (FSQP, Le Forum Social des Quartiers Populaires).