World Refugee Day was marked in Zagreb on Saturday with a performance symbolically showing dead bodies, with the reading of the names of people who lost their lives in the Mediterranean and whose number has risen to 2,000 since the start of 2015, and with the distribution of information leaflets.
Asylum and integration policies
The Centre for Peace Studies (CMS) on Friday called on the government to get actively involved in dealing with the immigration crisis faced by the European Union and to show solidarity with all the people forced to leave their homes.
Centre for Peace Studies on Sunday expressed concern over safety of migrants in Croatia, following a fire accident on Friday in the Bajakovo border crossing detention centre in which one illegal Syrian immigrant died and the other three sustained serious injuries.
On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Centre for Peace Atudies (CPS) and the association of football fans of a Zagreb club „Bijeli anđeli“ („White angels“) are promoting a commercial to draw attention to consequences of racialistic and xenophobic behaviour towards people with different skin colour.
It is our pleasure to invite you to final presentation of the project 'Quality Integration Solutions for Refugees'. The event will encompass presentation of the media campaign 'Taste of Home' as well as social business ideas of refugees working on establishing cooking-language social cooperative. The invitation is open to media, investors and supporters.
Prince Wale Soniyiki from Nigeria was granted refugee status in Croatia two and a half years ago. Since then he has been engaged on solving the problems of integration of refugees. He used to work with Centre for Peace Studies as well. He established The Association of Africans in Croatia (DAH).
Fade In talked to him about how to receive refugee status in Croatia.
The book of recipes and refugees' stories 'Taste of Home' was launched last week. The book promotion taking place in Booksa was a part of the media campaign 'Okus doma' aiming at combating barriers in refugees integration in Croatian society.