Turning the Tables

2020 – 2022

This project is part-financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.

Turning the Tables (TTT) is a migrant led initiative which aims to tackle integration related matters leading to policy changes. TTT is being funded through the Learning-Exchanging-Integrating Project as part of the implementation of the Migrant Integration Strategy and Action Plan (Vision 2020) issued by the Government of Malta in December of 2017. 

The project beneficiary is the Intercultural and Anti-Racism Unit within the Human Rights and Integration Directorate. The TTT project aims to highlight how integration is an opportunity, whereby both newcomers to society, as well as the host society, work together in a positive way. The ultimate objective being the to maximization of the level of the migrants’ own sense of belonging in Maltese society and the space Maltese society allows for such integration in its different sectors.

aditus’ role

Through this project, eight (8) publications on integration related topics will be produced and disseminated amongst the migrant community, Maltese and other relevant stakeholders.

aditus was chosen, after a call for applications, as the TTT Researcher and Publication Writer. Whilst African Media Association won the bid to act as the TTT working Group Leader and is the focal point for the working groups.

The topics of the publications will be related to migration, integration and human rights such as access to education, employment, and documentation. The publications will follow the work of specific working groups set up to discuss different topics chosen by migrant communities which represent challenges in the daily lives of migrants. The selected topics included education, employment, documentation, political rights, detention and the building of a new integration governance strategy.

The aim of the working groups was to raise and discuss policy proposals which are then presented during the main conference. We will also be documenting such discussions, follow development and document findings which have been published.

Project Update

aditus foundation was tasked with recording the discussions and formulating research documents and recommendations based on what was discussed during the working sessions. These publications will then serve as a useful tool for the Intercultural and Anti-Racism Unit in the building of a new integration policy and governance. They can be accessed below:

Should you have any queries on our role in this project or on integration issues in general contact Carla on carlacamilleri@aditus.org.mt.