President and CEO of Fondation Orient-Occident Yasmina Filali advocates for the rights of migrants and refugees insisting on good integration practices at the Annual Meeting 2019 of the World Economic Forum in Davos – 22-25 January
Yasmina Filali has been invited to participate to the Annual Meeting 2019 taking place in Davos. The week has been intense with meetings, conferences and seminars in which relevant global issues have been tackled by people coming from all corners of the world.
The meeting in Davos has also been a precious opportunity for Yasmina Filali to showcase the important work that the Foundation Orient-Occident is doing both in Morocco and, since recent times, in Italy, in favour of migrants and refugees, as well as to share viewpoints and good integration practices to cope with the challenges that the complex reality of migration entails nowadays.
Yasmina Filali was chosen to hold a speaking role during the session “Global Migration: Managing Flows, Not Crises“. During the session Yasmina has highlighted the importance of considering the issue of integration from the point of view of identity; migration, according to Yasmina Filali, does in fact carry with it the question of identity: every man, every woman or child who arrives from elsewhere has his/her own identity. And the identity unfolds in two ways.
On the one hand there is the personal level, that we do not share with anyone – that makes us unique, indivisible (this comprehends our name, our body, the voice, the footprints, all other peculiarities, the talent a person may have, one’s own trajectory, with all his/her particular choices …): this means being a “self” compared to others. On the other hand, we find the collective level, what is shared with others, with the community: this powerful superego that imprints its marks on the individual (education, culture, religion, codes, behaviors).
But identity is not fixed, it is evolutionary, it may or may not adapt to its initial context as it may or may not adapt to a new context. The key for integration is to make dialogue these different levels of likewise distinct identities, in order to find bridges for understanding and common points for a shared vision.
ElenaPresident and CEO of Fondation Orient-Occident Yasmina Filali advocates for the rights of migrants and refugees insisting on good integration practices at the Annual Meeting 2019 of the World Economic Forum in Davos – 22-25 January