Co-founder and managing director, SINGA association
Seminar Economy and meaning | Wednesday June 1, 2016 - 9h00 - 11h30
The refugee issue has been a major source of concern in Europe for a number of months, generating fear and preposterous ideas, and posing important political challenges. Refugees are continuing to flee war zones and countries under dictatorships. Faced with this surge in asylum seekers, France’s response has been merely to suggest unsatisfactory administrative and social solutions for the refugees. The refugees have to spend an unacceptable amount of time waiting for their dossiers to be processed and often, when they are finally granted legal refugee status, they have to put up with a totally diminished social and professional situation. If only we were to change our state of mind, stop seeing them as a threatening mob, and to recognise them as people who can contribute to the common good in their host country, then everything could change. This is what SINGA, an innovative company in the social economy sector, demonstrates over and above the wildest dreams of its young co-founder.
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