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November 2 & 3, 2018, IFOR will be hosting a conference about migration in Catania Sicily. “On The Move” will be a conversation about migration, its causes, the journey and strategies of welcome.

The conference is supported by the City of Catania and will be hosted at

Palazzo della Cultura, Via Vittorio Emanuele 121.

The conversation will be global in scope, featuring both local contributors and special guests from around the world. We will address the impact that war, climate change and global economic forces have had on people’s choices to leave their communities to seek safety and opportunity. We are prioritizing conversations led by people who have themselves migrated and who are participating in finding the solutions to the challenges migrants face.

The following organizations are contributing to the conversation:

Un Ponte Per, SOS Mediterranée, Sant'Egidio, Rete Recosol, Christian PeaceMaker Teams, BASTOB Bangladesh, members of the Sanctuary Movement in the U.S. and many others.

“On The Move” will begin Friday morning, November 2, 2018 at 10:30 and it will end in the evening of Saturday, November 3, 2018 with a musical event by

Jhonny’s Family Project and Ciauda.

To see a draft program for the conference click here

The conference precedes IFOR’s quadrennial international council that will be held from November 4-11 in Zafferana Etnea. IFOR has invited its members from 40 different countries and all delegates to the international council are invited to attend and participate in the conversation.

To Register Click Here

Conference participants are encouraged to find their own accommodation in Downtown Catania. The conference is free to the public but we do ask that those who are able consider making a contribution to support this effort.


the illustration was provided to IFOR by Anonima Fumetti