What is the day of remembrance and embrace?

On March 16, 2016, the Italian Senate approved the bill drawn up by Comitato 3 Ottobre for the establishment of the “Day of Remembrance and Reception”, aimed at creating a memory and culture of information and reception.

The “Day of Remembrance and Reception” is celebrated on October 3 every year and involves several municipalities, local communities and, in particular, many schools distributed throughout the country.

The commemoration and awareness activities directly involve refugees, survivors and relatives of the victims of the shipwreck of October 3, 2013 and other massacres at sea.

The “Day of Remembrance and Reception” has been held since 2014 and organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Lampedusa and Linosa. From 2014 to date, the initiative has involved more than 800 students from 220 schools in 20 EU countries.

Our campaign

The #siamosullastessabarca (#weareinthesameboat) initiative was launched on the occasion of the sixth Day of Remembrance and Reception that this year will bring to Lampedusa more than 60 schools from about 20 EU countries.

The boat goes from being a mere symbol of migration to being a metaphor of the world in which, before any other distinction, we are all human beings. This initiative aims at filling the void and the ethical disorientation through the active participation of the public and, in particular, of the new generations so as to encourage them to become the engine of lasting change through dialogue and sharing with others.

The schools involved

From 2014 to date, the initiative has involved more than 800 students from 220 schools in 20 EU countries.

Below you can find the interactive map with all the schools that have participated in the “Day of Remembrance and Reception” from 2015 to date.

2021 Programme

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.

Our 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.

Our partners

Istitutional partners

Partners

NGOs – Associations

European Union

Ministry of Education

Ministry of the Interior

Istituto L. Pirandello di Lampedusa

CPIA Agrigento

Amnesty International

Asgi – Judicial Studies on Migration Association

Associazione Nazionale Vittime Civili di Guerra ( National Association for Civilian Victims of War)

Centro Astalli

Cisom –Italian Relief Corps of the Order of Malta –

Generazione Ponte

Doctors Without Borders

IOM

Save The Children

Unhcr

Refugees welcome

Legambiente

Italian Coast Guard

Divercity Festival

Denish Refugee Council

LABANOF (Forensic Anthropology and Odontology Laboratory, University of Milan)

Our workshop

Amnesty International

Asgi – Judicial Studies on Migration Association

National Association for Civilian Victims of War

Centro Astalli

Cisom – Italian Relief Corps of the Order of Malta

Generazione Ponte

Doctors Without Borders

OIM – International Organization for Migration

Save The Children

Unhcr 

Refugees welcome

Legambiente

Italian Coast Guard

Andi Ngaso

Mpanzu Bomenga

Denish Refugee Council

LABANOF (Laboratory of Forensic Anthropology and Odontology, Milan State University)

Alessandro Penso

Human Rights and Hate Speech

From street violence to institutional one: focus on Nigerian women

Identity of Migrants

Windows: in the shoes of refugees

Journey, sea and healthcare assistance provided by Cisom

Human trafficking

Hidden in plain sight

Refugees, not just numbers

Crossroads: gazes, voices and stories

Trip to the Natural Reserve

Divercity

Migration and EU citizenship: what can you do to change the world?

Identifying the victims of the Mediterranean Sea: human right and scientific challenge

Frontiere: From photojournalism to storytelling

Our Activities

In the days preceding the commemorative ceremony at the site of the shipwreck, students from all over Italy and Europe are invited to the island and participate in seminars, workshops, concerts and screenings focusing on the following themes:

  • Migration
  • Human Rights
  • Racism and discrimination
  • Migrants and Refugees Rights (with a special focus on minors)
  • Rescue at Sea
  • Practices related to reception and the institution of asylum
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