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29 September 2021

Remembrance and Reception

The initiatives scheduled in Lampedusa for the eighth day in memory of the victims of immigration

On October 3, 2013, in a shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa, 368 migrants lost their lives. 155 people survived including 41 minors. For this reason, has been identified October 3 as a symbolic date, not only to commemorate the victims of that shipwreck but to remember the thousands of people who regularly die drowning in the Mediterranean Sea or remain stranded at the eastern borders of Europe.

On March 16, 2016, the Italian Senate gave final approval to the Committee’s bill to establish the “Day of Remembrance and Reception”, to be celebrated on October 3 every year.
On the occasion of the eighth “Day of Remembrance and Reception”, the project “WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT” will bring to the island, from September 30 to October 3, students from all over Europe together with the survivors and the families of the victims of the shipwrecks in the Mediterranean.
The “WE ARE IN THE SAME BOAT” project is part of the AMIF Project called “Gates of Europe 2020/2021” and involves Comitato 3 Ottobre together with Instituto Omnicomprensivo L. Pirandello of Lampedusa and the leader C.P.I.A. of Agrigento. The event is organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Lampedusa and Linosa.

The project aims to strengthen the awareness and knowledge of young people of school age on the themes of migration, global interdependence, human rights and cultural integration and reception of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. The goal is also to promote learning opportunities for the European younger generations – with a view to intercultural education – to foster a culture of acceptance and solidarity in order to counter intolerance, racism and discrimination and promote processes of inclusion and social integration for migrants.

2021 Programme