Tales from Hidden Migration

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  • The development of the intercultural dialogue and the fight against the social and cultural stereotypes
  • The promotion of the migrants’ integration
  • Encouraging the active citizenship especially between the young people
  • The use of an original and creative approach in social problems solving


  • The collection of tales from the young migrant women – from 18 to 30 years old
  • The creation of a book that contains these tales
  • The translation of the book, written in Italian, English and French
  • The representation of the tales collected in street theatre shows created by a mixed composition group of young artists


  • E-book Tales (Italian / English / French). This book gives life and a face to immigration through the story of 10 young women from Morocco, Ukraine, Ivory Coast, Romania, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, China living in Palermo, Italy. These women have come forward to tell us their individual stories: their life before, the situation they have escaped from, the heartrending experience of immigrating; of leaving your country and the people you know without knowing if you will ever have the possibility to return, the fear of having to begin a journey on which you are not even sure that you will ever arrive at your destination; then finally about life in Palermo, the cultural shock, the new life that they have built, and their continuing links with their home country. This book has been represented to the local community of Palermo by young artists managed by the Company “Tanto di Cappello”


  • Coordinator: CESIE (Italy)

The project

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Date of the project

10/01/2008 – 09/11/2008

DG of reference

DG EAC, Youth in Action, 1.2 – Youth Initiatives




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