Free the #ElHiblu3: Alliance of human rights activists calls on Malta to drop charges against teenage refugees

March 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Free the #ElHiblu3: Alliance of human rights activists calls on Malta to drop charges against teenage refugees

Resisting illegal push-backs to Libya is not a crime! One year ago, a rubber boat with over 100 people on board left the coast of Libya to reach safety in Europe. Although they were found [...]

Our community is as healthy as all of its members – Joint NGO statement on the human rights of migrants in the current epidemic

March 18th, 2020|Comments Off on Our community is as healthy as all of its members – Joint NGO statement on the human rights of migrants in the current epidemic

“COVID-19 is a test for our societies, and we are all learning and adapting as we respond to the virus. Human dignity and rights need to be front and centre in that effort, not an [...]

COVID-19: Kopin’s Measures

March 12th, 2020|Comments Off on COVID-19: Kopin’s Measures

“COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December 2019” (WHO, 2020). (Malta, March 12, 2020) [...]

Greece/EU: Urgently Relocate Lone Children

March 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Greece/EU: Urgently Relocate Lone Children

Refugee Camps Have Reached Breaking Point   (Athens, March 4, 2020) – European Union (EU) Member States should urgently relocate unaccompanied children from the Greek islands to safety in their territory, while ensuring that the [...]

Civil Society Recommendations at the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2020

January 24th, 2020|Comments Off on Civil Society Recommendations at the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2020

We have just concluded our participation in the GFMD Civil Society Days 2020 in Quito, Ecuador. These are civil society's key recommendations to world leaders: #1. The effects of climate change are often borderless, therefore, [...]

Publication of 3nd special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

December 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Publication of 3nd special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

We are pleased to present you with the third special edition newsletter focusing on gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of migration, prepared as part of the BRIDGE regional project. The BRIDGE project is implemented under the lead of Terre des [...]

Nine NGOs urge Malta Government to revert decision to revoke residence permits to 22 minors

December 17th, 2019|Comments Off on Nine NGOs urge Malta Government to revert decision to revoke residence permits to 22 minors

aditus Foundation, Integra Foundation, JRS Malta, Kopin, the Maltese Association of Parents of State School Students (MAPSSS), Right 2 Smile, SOS Malta, SPARK15 and The Critical Institute are urging the Government to revert its decision [...]

Opportunity: Become a Campaigner for the Rights of Children on the Move

November 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Opportunity: Become a Campaigner for the Rights of Children on the Move

Our partner Terre des Hommes International Federation is recruiting a campaigner for Destination Unknown, a campaigning network championing the rights of children on the move (6-12 month consultancy). Kopin is the Euro-Med regional coordinator for [...]

Joint statement: Bail request for “El Hiblu Three” approved by court. Trial proceedings still delayed for teenage refugees.

November 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Joint statement: Bail request for “El Hiblu Three” approved by court. Trial proceedings still delayed for teenage refugees.

The lawyers of three teenagers (the “El Hiblu Three”) have requested their release on bail, precisely seven months after the first unsuccessful request, with Judge Aaron Bugeja finally granting the request on November 15. On [...]

On 3rd October on Freedom Square in Valletta, join us for the “No More Bricks In The Wall” Capital Event!

September 18th, 2019|Comments Off on On 3rd October on Freedom Square in Valletta, join us for the “No More Bricks In The Wall” Capital Event!

On 3rd October, the campaign No More Bricks In The Wall will have its key momentum with 28 Capital Events held in all EU member states - including of course VALLETTA! Join us, the Marsa [...]

Publication of 2nd special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

September 9th, 2019|Comments Off on Publication of 2nd special edition newsletter on GBV – BRIDGE project

Today saw the publication of the latest newsletter of the BRIDGE project. This is the second special edition newsletter focusing on gender-based violence (GBV) in the context of migration, prepared as part of this regional [...]

NGOs commend Maltese Government and call on European Member States to do more – Joint NGO Press Release

August 26th, 2019|Comments Off on NGOs commend Maltese Government and call on European Member States to do more – Joint NGO Press Release

  The undersigned NGOs commend the decision taken by the Government of Malta to receive the 356 migrants and refugees saved at sea by the Ocean Viking. For two long weeks, the rescued men, women [...]

Time to flee: what would students do if they were forced to leave their country?

May 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Time to flee: what would students do if they were forced to leave their country?

On May 22 in PeaceLab a workshop about forced migration took place. Members of Kopin conducted interactive classes for 3 groups of students from Verdala International School, between 12-14 years of age, who came for [...]

Future Generations Guardian must be dismissed following his racist comments – JOINT NGO reaction to comments made by the Guardian of Future Generations

May 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Future Generations Guardian must be dismissed following his racist comments – JOINT NGO reaction to comments made by the Guardian of Future Generations

    The undersigned non-governmental organisations strongly condemn the racist comments by Mr. Maurice Mizzi, nominated as Guardian of Future Generations by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat. According to Government’s mission statement, Mr. Mizzi’s role is [...]

Promoting Peace: Conflict Resolution Workshops with International Students at the 2019 VIS Model UN event

April 5th, 2019|Comments Off on Promoting Peace: Conflict Resolution Workshops with International Students at the 2019 VIS Model UN event

During the last week of March, a project led by the Verdala International Secondary School successfully brought together a wide mix of around 60 students, between 14 and 18 years of age, from two international [...]

The Asylum & Migration Fund: A tool for more humane, transparent and effective asylum and migration policies in the EU?

February 15th, 2019|Comments Off on The Asylum & Migration Fund: A tool for more humane, transparent and effective asylum and migration policies in the EU?

Kopin, together with a number of European NGOs, Networks and Platforms, is calling upon the EU Institutions and legislators to ensure that the newly proposed Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) meets its stated objectives, including more [...]

Timely and Predictable European Arrangements for Disembarkation – PR

February 1st, 2019|Comments Off on Timely and Predictable European Arrangements for Disembarkation – PR

01/02/2019 To: EU member states’ Ministers of Justice and Home Affairs Cc: President of the European Council, Donald Tusk; President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker; High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security [...]

Lost in Representation

January 18th, 2019|Comments Off on Lost in Representation

The Valletta 2018 exhibition 'Lost in Representation' by Menekşe Samancı questions the representation of migrants both politically and aesthetically. Displaying carefully shaped bread vessels and life-vests, as well as attempting to archive texts constructing our [...]

Sustainable development, migration and the SDGs: Training and resources for educators

November 28th, 2018|Comments Off on Sustainable development, migration and the SDGs: Training and resources for educators

On Monday 12th November, the Kopin team organised an info-session to present the outputs of two European projects. The session, which took place at Dar l-Ewropa, in Valletta, was open to Heads of school departments, [...]

Snapshots from the Borders Community Event in Marsa

November 1st, 2018|Comments Off on Snapshots from the Borders Community Event in Marsa

On Saturday 20th October, Kopin, in collaboration with the Marsa Local Council, realised a community fun event at Marsa Primary School (San Ġorġ Preca College). Promoting integration of different communities living together in the same [...]

“Anti-migrant discourse is contrary to the nation’s values!” – Joint NGO Statement reacting to comments made by the Leader of the Opposition

September 10th, 2018|Comments Off on “Anti-migrant discourse is contrary to the nation’s values!” – Joint NGO Statement reacting to comments made by the Leader of the Opposition

We are shocked and disgusted by comments publicly made by the Leader of the Opposition against non-Maltese nationals. Using inflammatory language and calling for affirmation of the Maltese identity, Dr. Delia accused non-Maltese nationals of [...]

“Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies” – the High Level Political Forum 2018

July 25th, 2018|Comments Off on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies” – the High Level Political Forum 2018

Last week marked the conclusion of the 2018 UN High Level Political Forum. The High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) is the central platform which participates in strengthening sustainable development governance within the United [...]

Free Global Citizenship Education Toolkit for Educators

November 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Free Global Citizenship Education Toolkit for Educators

KOPIN is currently in the process of publishing a global citizenship educational toolkit entitled: "Food for thought - A tool to include Global Citizenship Education in day-to-day teaching". A printed version of the EAThink Toolkit, [...]

SUSY Market Day

October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on SUSY Market Day

Who doesn't love a good market? Innovative street food, browsing the stalls, listen to some music and free workshops? But wait, there's more... Many businesses in Malta are showing a great commitment to social causes [...]

Kopin at Notte Bianca

October 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Kopin at Notte Bianca

The weekend is approaching. That anxious feeling of not knowing what to do is on its way, too. You could party all night in some club in Paceville, you could stay up all night binge-watching [...]

Kopin at Science in the City

September 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Kopin at Science in the City

Every September since 2005, hundreds of events take place simultaneously in Europe and in some neighbouring countries to celebrate the European Researchers’ Night. This year, on September 29th, Valletta will host the VII edition of [...]

Can we keep the ‘Delicate Balance’?

June 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Can we keep the ‘Delicate Balance’?

For the second year Kopin is collaborating with the Valletta Film Festival to screen ‘Delicate Balance’, which reveals universal issues that threaten humanity, and questions some of the fundamentals of the world in which we [...]

Kopin Pub Quiz

May 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Kopin Pub Quiz

Eager to test your knowledge on culture and the arts in the run up to Valletta2018? On World Refugee Day, lets get together in our lovely Valletta at 7pm Teams of four or five people [...]

Verdala Palace: A night to remember

March 21st, 2017|Comments Off on Verdala Palace: A night to remember

Ambassadör Events presents the remarkable Finnish Toy Smuggler in aid of Kopin  An exclusive fundraiser at the prestigious Verdala Palace under the patronage of H.E. The President of Malta Ms [...]