3 Oct should be devoted to dead migrants in Europe – KOPIN Malta

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The 3rd of October should be commemorated to migrants who lost their lives and Europe’s social inclusion of surviving ones into Europe, Kopin Malta says.

The social inclusion NGO, along with 36 civil society organisations and 18 European local authorities, intend to hold a series of activities tomorrow aimed at promoting more inclusion of asylum seekers and migrants in Europe.

In the last six years, over 18,000 men, women and children have died making the Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe.

To commemorate them, activities will take place in 30 European capitals along with Valletta, as part of the wider project ‘Snapshots from the Borders’.

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The NGO also states that from now on, October 3rd should be referred to as the ‘European Day of Memory and Welcome’.

Freedom Square will host examples of Malta’s efforts at inclusive society, featuring an interactive installation and street art performances.

From 7.30PM, the documentary ‘Another News Story’ will be screened at Spazju Kreattiv, followed by a panel discussion. The documentary looks at how the media reports on the refugee crisis.

Free tickets can be obtained from the following website: www.kopin.org/book-free-ticket