As part of an ongoing project, students in PSEU 340: Politics and Economics of the European Union participated in a workshop at Ramus Oleae Centro Immigrazione last Wednesday afternoon. As a local center for immigrants in Perugia, this organization aims to give this population the tools necessary to navigate Italian culture and to understand their rights. Through small group discussions, Umbra students had the unique opportunity to hear and share personal stories.
This project extends throughout the semester, and its goal is to explore the ways in which EU fundamental human rights impact the lives of those who move to the region. Umbra is also developing other collaborations with the center. This semester, several Umbra students are organizing English language classes with the immigrants, creating further bonds and opportunities for mutual understanding.