What is OMAS?

The “Observatory for Migrant Inclusion & Integration: Attica-Sicily (OMAS)” is a blog run by young volunteers at Inter Alia, a civic organization and think-tank based in Athens, in cooperation with CESIE, an organization based in Palermo.

Through OMAS we aim to contribute to a better understanding of Europe’s changing demographic context by researching and reflecting on practices for social integration and to acquire an assortment of new learnings and competences.

In more detail, the blog will:

  • Raise awareness about ongoing projects and facilitate the exchange of good practices for migrant inclusion and integration;
  • Communicate bottom-up efforts taking place in Attica and Sicily and highlight the importance of grassroots initiatives for the well-being of European societies;
  • Foster a debate among civic organizations, migrants associations, researchers and stakeholders from the regions of Attica & Sicily;
  • Suggest lines of action that will apply to both national and EU policy-makers and civic organizations in Attica and Sicily.