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.

The 3rd of October 2013about 368 migrants died in a shipwreck off the coast of the island of Lampedusa. After this tragic event, October 3rd was established as a symbolic date - not only to commemorate the victims of that shipwreck, but also to remember the thousands of people who ordinarily drown in the Mediterranean Sea or are rejected at the Eastern borders of Europe.

On March 16th 2016, the Italian Senate approved the Comitato’s proposal to establish the ‘Day of Remembrance and Reception’aimed at creating an historical memory and a culture of information and reception.

Mission

We build memory and integration through educational projects on migration. We organise a series of activities aimed at informing and raising awareness and fostering equal rights and opportunities for those who seek asylum in Italy.

Goals

RAISING AWARENESS

To inform and involve youths in the debate on migration through educational activities both in Italy and Europe. We also do Advocacy actions on national and European institutions.

MONITORING

To create a European DNA database for the identification of the victims
and reform the Dublin Regulation

INTEGRATION

To promote the inclusion of migrants within local communities when arriving in Italy and other EU countries, fundamental condition in a more and more multi-cultural environment.

HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS

To supportthe immediate opening of humanitarian corridors as well as legal and safe entering systems to stop human rights violation and tragedies at sea.

Comitato 3 October - In a nutshell