The Mediterranean Odyssey: is the new EU bill going to be approved?

What happened in the past couple years in the Mediterranean is not going to easily end. Thousands of people, trying to seek for a better life, a better chance, are getting on those boats, trying to cross what now can be called the Sea of Death.

In the past month, another tragedy stained those water with blood, blood of human beings who have been exploited, mistreated and robbed by those who are seen as life saviours by mistake. Those smugglers who have nothing to lose, who take people from the poorest parts of Africa, ask them all the money they earned in their lifetime for the journey of fortune, which might turn into a nightmare once they start sailing. Continue reading

The other side of Italian Emigration: storming the Working Holiday Program in Canada

Every year the Citizenship and Immigration department of the Canadian Government (CIC) offers the opportunity to many Italians, as well as citizens of other partner countries, to work in Canada for a temporary period and explore the country. Italy has sent thousands of citizens and many are trying to enter the contest every year.

What many Italians do not know, is the real purpose of this project, called IEC (International Experience Canada). As its name says, it is simply an opportunity to spend 6 months working in a foreign country and 6 more months are given to explore the country after having worked. It is an experience, not a way to migrate there. However, many Italians think that since the crisis does not seem to end, they might try this type of “easy way” to get into Canada and be able to get a sponsor and be granted Permanent Residence. Continue reading

The Italian Exodus: the faucet that won’t stop spilling water

It is no surprise that Italy has been having a long and rich immigration history, especially since the year of the unification, 1861. What surprises people the most, though, is the fact that this phenomenon has been going on for a long time and it is hardly going to stop any time soon.
But is the government doing something to prevent such a hemorrhage? Are there any ways to try to stop the growing numbers of Italians who, after more than 150 years, are still leaving their country to find a better life or a job?
Sadly the answer is not going to be very positive.

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Bamboccioni, “choosy” and brain drain: what’s the real situation in Italy?

Who knows what inspired the Italian politicians who decided to call young people names, however, one thing is sure: the employment situation in Italy is not one of the best in Europe, and this makes many people decide to leave their home country looking for a better opportunity or a better future.

To analyze this phenomenon in a closer way, a survey has been made among students and young Italian workers who are still living in Italy, many because of their studies, others because they were lucky enough to find a job. Moreover, many articles have been written on such matter, because the so-called brain drain is one of the biggest issues of Italy nowadays, when the new government is trying to change the labor policies, as well as the economic ones, in order to help Italy against this wavy sea that is making it sink.

But what do Italians think about all this? The survey answers speak very clearly, and they are the results of what runs into the mind of individuals in the age range of 18-29.  Continue reading