Comitato 3 Ottobre - yesterday and today
Comitato 3 Ottobre is a non-profit organization aimed at raising awareness on integration and reception of migrants, through dialogue with citizens, students and institutions.
On 3 October 2013, 368 migrants died in a shipwreck off the coast of the island of Lampedusa. Only 155 people survived, including 41 minors. Hence, 3 October was established as a symbolic date, not only to commemorate the victims of that shipwreck, but also to remember the thousands of people who regularly drown in the Mediterranean Sea or are rejected on the Eastern borders of Europe.
On 16 March 2016, the Italian Senate approved the Comitato’s bill to establish the national "Day of Remembrance and Reception"to be celebrated on 3 October of each year.
We build memory and integration through educational projects on migration. We organize a series of events to inform, raise awareness and foster equal rights and opportunities for asylum seekers in Italy.