SVFP goes to Florence – The You2TellEU Project!

SVFP and our interviewed participants were invited to Florence, Italy this Spring for the You2TellEU conference. It was a short stay but we managed to squeeze a gelato in or two!

SVFP are advocates of the socio-political aims of the European Union – to tackle social needs and social integration. This is becoming an ever- increasing problem through the way in which immigration issues are narrated and portrayed in the media. Many SVFP users & staff have a migration history.The You2TellEU project is about the shared history of EU citizens, and their experiences of EU integration. This particular project focused on the memories of migrants who moved from the East to West since the late eighties. Their memories are all unique and it was fascinating to hear. Understanding how the project evolved in other countries such as Portugal and Italy was also important.

As Elena Conti from ANCI Toscana stated, “Our #EU is based on #liberty, #democracy and #participation” 

Many first-generation immigrants that were interviewed internationally thought they ‘nothing to talk about’. However, once second-generation immigrants asked fascinating questions in their native languages, these interviewees found that they had a lot to say on certain topics. This is how the You2TellEU project evolved and developed important archives about how EU memories of integration have been shaped. In fact, on 9th March 2018 from 10:00-11:00am we will be live streaming our European Citizenship conference. This is our final chance to thank and debate our partners simultaneously around the globe! Join us online from: