Awareness and Events

AWARENESS & EVENTS


OPENNESS | ADVOCACY | ENGAGEMENT


There are three branches in our awareness team:

1. Concretely, Awareness raising in schools consists of connecting with schools with whom we would like to share the information on the definition, legal rights, challenges and opportunities of refugees, asylum seekers, and other migrants; as well as preparing the presentation materials for volunteers from the association who work on the ground when they share the information and experience (possibily with a refugee/asylum seeker/ migrant) with the schools to raise awareness on the situations on the ground.


2. Research and Advocacy has the potential to be the core function of Awareness, as it is a systematic endeavor to investigate, to explore, and to discuss the different relevant aspects of the daily realities, legal rights and obligations, opportunities and challenges of refugees/ asylum seekers/ migrants. The research could be flexibly organized, depending on the research interests and competencies of the volunteers and the requirements of various “call for papers”, be it individual papers with different subjects, or group papers with an overarching theme. The results of researches will be profoundly sent to the call for papers, and be published and presented during the regular conferences organized by Sciences Po Refugee Help (SPRH). Click here to read our previous research!



3. Events have a strong link with Research and Advocacy, as mentioned, the results of research endeavors will be published and presented in conferences of SPRH on a rolling basis. Meanwhile, volunteers would also be invited to to help organize those conferences and other awareness raising events. One of the main events that occurs every year is Beats Across Borders which you can find out about here!

Not a lot of people can remember sensations and emotions from earlier periods of their lives, this was not the case for 9 year old Angelo


- The Boat People in Italy

At SPRH we want to give refugees, immigrants and volunteers alike the opportunity to share their experiences - so we can work together to raise awareness and use SPRH's platform to make unheard voices heard!

LATEST EVENTS

The Awareness & Events team is excited for the year ahead with more speakers and conferences in the work! See below for some of the past events that our team organised in the COVID times and make sure to follow us on social media to keep updated on all of the events coming up!

MEET THE COORDINATORS

REBECCA BASSO

Awareness & Events Team Director

I am a second-year master student in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action. After two years as a volunteer for Amnesty International, at SPRH I have found the perfect space to combine my passion for human rights activism through an intersectional lens, and my expertise on migration.

DAVE MACH

Former Publications Coordinator

I am a M2 student in the master of International Security, specializing in methods and migration. Coming from an immigrant background (my parents are both Asians), I was born and raised in Italy and completed my undergraduate studies there, concentrating on quantitative methods and public perception analysis.

CELINE COJOCAR

Former Events Coordinator

I am a Second-year Master Student in European Affairs with a focus on Social Policy, being interested particularly in gender issues and minority rights, while taking an intersectional approach. At SPRH I hope to combine my passion for organizing events with a positive impact on the refugee community in France. In my free time I love learning languages.

SWADHA RAWAT

Former Awareness Coordinator

I am a second year undergraduate student in Politics and Government at the Le Havre (Asia-Pacific) Campus hailing from India.