During the history of Mediterranean migrations, especially from the Second World War until today, many people coming from Countries tormented by wars, hunger and misery, sought and still continue nowadays to seek better living conditions for themselves and their loved ones. Their dramatic stories are characterized by oppression, violence, abuse, and show the difficulty, at a global and local economic policies level, as well as at a social and cultural promotion interventions level, to give substance to the concept of sustainability. As a matter of fact, in order to speak effectively about sustainability, it is necessary to promote those economies and policies respecting the environment and all living beings that inhabit ecosystems, including human beings. This is all the more urgent as we live in a time in which the wonders of technology would give hope that humanity may have the effective possibility of relieving itself from the burdens of oppression and injustice. A possibility that, today, needs to be implemented with focused policies. The European Union, acknowledging the vital need for sustainability the lives of migrants cry out with their stories, recognizing the right of migrants to a dignified life, acknowledging the need to implement adequate measures and tools to allow them to exercise the fundamental right to education and work in the Countries they land, proposes today, through legislative, political and social focused measures, to make the presence of immigrants more and more qualified. For this reason, among the measures aimed at rebuilding professional biographies so often shattered and difficult to rebuild, the European Union promotes the portfolio of skills as a tool for pedagogical recognition of educational and professional qualifications.

Published in: London International Conference on Education (LICE-2020)

  • Date of Conference: 23-25 November 2020
  • DOI: 10.2053/LICE.2020.0031
  • ISBN: 978-1-913572-22-8
  • Conference Location: London, UK