human development, social justice and sustainable social systems

What is Home

COVID-19 and migrants’ integration

COVID-19 and migrants’ integration

The ongoing global discussion about racism and ethnic discrimination needs to include the obstacles faced by non-European migrants in Europe. While migrants have long been contributing and have played a critical role as essential workers recently during the pandemic, they have rarely been recognised for their positive contributions and their rights are still being undermined.

Elene’s journey from Georgia to Belgium

Elene’s journey from Georgia to Belgium

When Elene was 9 years old, she left her native Georgia on a journey for a new home. The trip to Belgium and the following few years deeply marked Irina, who, as a young child, was overwhelmed by the huge changes in her life. Now, after having lived in Belgium for many years, she is an Executive Assistant in an international consulting company and lives in Brussels close to her siblings. To support our #whatishome campaign, Irina generously shared her experience as a refugee and how she later came to find a fulfilling life in Belgium.