The motto of the European Union is “Unity in Diversity”.
The six values that all member States share are: human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect of human rights
Solidarity in necessity
A quarter of us (European citizens) have at least one parent who was born outside European Union. Close to half of us have a grandparent born somewhere else. Nearly all of us trace our lineage to another country. Contributions of immigrants are found in every aspect of the European life, for instance in religion, politics, business, arts, education and even in sports and entertainment. There is no aspect of our nations that has not been shaped by actions of immigrants.
Immigrants have made many of the greatest discoveries and created some of the European Union’s most innovative and iconic companies. Immigrants are among our leading entrepreneurs, politicians, artists and philanthropists. The experience and energy of people who come to European Union to seek better life prospects for themselves and their children – to pursue “Peace and stability”- are woven throughout the social, political and economic fabric of the Union. For decades, a stable European Union immigration policy has embodied principles of welcoming new immigrants and providing a home to those seeking protection. At the same time, the European Union has highlighted the importance of protecting the Union from those who could bring harm, and has done so by increasing background checks and other controls on people seeking entrance to the Community. “We did close the Western Balkan-route” said Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission on February 3rd, “We can now focus on stopping arrivals coming from Libya” he addes.That day in LaValletta, Malta, european leaders signed an agreement representing the first step of a wider policy: the Migration Compact.
This policy implied a sudden shift in the ruling governing entry into European Union, in the entire free-movement area (Schengen), and is inflicting substantial harm to European companies. It hinders the ability of European companies. In fact, it hinders the ability of European Companies to attract great talents, it increases difficulties for European firms to compete in the international market.
The tremendous impact of the current immigration waves on the European Union, and on the European economy – is not happenstance. People who choose to leave home and travel to an unknown land to make a new life, are necessarily endowed with drive, creativity and determination – and just plain guts.
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, No escape from reality. Open your eyes, Look up to the skies and see, I’m just a poor boy, I need no sympathy, Because I’m easy come, easy go, Little high, little low, Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me”
–Queen | Bohemian Rhapsody
Europe is facing an unprecedented wave of migration. European countries have become an immigration destination for many populations facing distress in their home countries. The economic integration of migrants is one of the priorities of the EU comprehensive approach to migration. It is crucial to empower migrants and refugees to develop their skills and to allow them get access to knowledge and support schemes enabling them to build a solid livelihood, and creating added value to the hosting countries. Migrants empowerment should include
- entrepreneurship, being one way of ensuring integration, economic independence and contributing to further job creation.
The migration challenge can therefore be turned into an opportunity and migrant entrepreneurs represent a source of untapped potential for creation of new jobs and growth. More than 2 million people, 6.6% of self-employed people in the European Union were born outside of their country of residence, 47% of them were born outside of the European Union. Furthermore, research shows that on average immigrants are more prone to set up their own business compared to EU citizens with a non-migrant background.
Welcome on Mygrants! We are much more than an online educational platform
Mygrants is a philosophy, a lifestyle, a way to be. You were born Mygrant or simply not. Sometimes, we lose our way, that’s true. However, as soon as we get the chance, we need to take advantage of it. We were born for it, and we would die for it
Mygrants | I will either find a way or make mine
We believe in blended learning 2.0, where online courses are complemented by live and direct online tutoring, offline services tutoring and mentoring programme, study hubs, public events and career services. During the online phase, players follow the three Mygrants’ progressive themes which consist in:
_ Fundamental human rights
_ European fundamental rights
_ European asylum system & Hotspots
_ Disembarkation & Foglio Notizie
_ Italian Reception System
2) PERSONAL GROWTH
_ SPRAR system
_ C3 & Verbalizzazione
_ Access to education
_ Territorial Commission
_ Identify the opportunity
_ Use the creativity
_ Focus on your vision
_ Value your ideas
_ Ethical & sustainable thinking
To date, we’re testing our services with over 23’000 immigrants located across Italy. Super users include Unaccompanied Minors (UAM) disembarked in Italy.
We are at the forefront of driving innovation and research in education and migration solutions. In order to achieve our goals, we strongly depend on a network of reliable academic partners to develop our approach of easily accessible education for refugees.
The technology exists and the need is there, so let’s do it!
Aut viam imveniam aut faciam | I will either find a way or make mine