Kickstarting a different conversation about migration in Malta

November 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on Kickstarting a different conversation about migration in Malta

Project gathers voices, practices, experience of migration issues in communities (This opinion piece has been written by William Grech, Kopin's Executive Director, and was published on 23 November 2021 in the Times of Malta)  The [...]

Joint CSO reaction to ODA-eligibility of Covid-19 vaccine related spending

October 29th, 2021|Comments Off on Joint CSO reaction to ODA-eligibility of Covid-19 vaccine related spending

Kopin has joined Eurodad and a group of 22 international organisations in demanding from governments greater accountability and a genuine approach in relation to Covid-19 vaccine donations to countries of the Majority World. The joint [...]

Free the #ElHiblu3! End the Trial!

March 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Free the #ElHiblu3! End the Trial!

Joint NGO Statement Visit the campaign website for more info about the #ElHiblu3: https://elhiblu3.info Two years ago, on 28 March 2019, the merchant vessel ElHiIblu1 arrived in Malta and three teenagers were arrested and accused [...]

1RUN 1RACE – THANK YOU!

September 3rd, 2020|Comments Off on 1RUN 1RACE – THANK YOU!

Reflecting on an extraordinary summer, we congratulate Claudio Camilleri and Patrick Tabone for the successful completion of the first ever ultra-run along all of Malta’s and Gozo’s coastlines on the 26th July. A grueling and [...]

World Day against Trafficking in Persons – A Maltese reality

July 30th, 2020|Comments Off on World Day against Trafficking in Persons – A Maltese reality

Aaron* and Abby* are from the Philippines. Burdened with cash debt and lacking income to pay for their families’ cost of living, they latch on to the offer by an Israeli work agency: come to [...]

Class 2: “Migration, the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Education”– InterCap

March 5th, 2020|Comments Off on Class 2: “Migration, the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Education”– InterCap

61% of Europeans agree with the fact that immigrants enrich the country’s cultural life (Eurobarmeter, 2017-2018). Wednesday the 4th of March, the second class of the course “Migration, the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Education” [...]

BRIDGE – Youth Facilitators Training

February 26th, 2020|Comments Off on BRIDGE – Youth Facilitators Training

Every child has the right to be treated fairly no matter who they are, where they are from, what language they speak, what they believe or where they live. On the 15th and 16th of [...]

Class 1: “Migration, the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Education”– InterCap

February 20th, 2020|Comments Off on Class 1: “Migration, the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Education”– InterCap

Wednesday the 19th of February, the course “Migration, the Sustainable Development Goals and Global Education” was kicked off at the University of Malta, as part of our InterCap: Develop Capacities Together project, in collaboration with [...]

Education for All: Celebrating the role of education as an agent of global peace and sustainable development

January 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Education for All: Celebrating the role of education as an agent of global peace and sustainable development

“I eventually had to accept the fact that I was not welcome in my homeland…I spent the last seven years searching for a way to continue my education, but I have not been successful…” (JN [...]

Enabling Migrant Inclusion through the Arts

June 24th, 2019|Comments Off on Enabling Migrant Inclusion through the Arts

The following article first appeared on the website of the Arts Council of Malta on 20th June 2019, after Kopin's Vice Executive Director, Dominik Kalweit, spoke at their ACMLab earlier this month. As an organisation that [...]

Snapshots from Marsa: a Community at the Border

May 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Snapshots from Marsa: a Community at the Border

Discussion about integration in Marsa must necessarily begin by understanding the social context and take into account the existing boundaries and divisions among the Marsa residents themselves. The Mediterranean Sea is both a border and [...]

European Youth Week – 29th April – 5th May

April 26th, 2019|Comments Off on European Youth Week – 29th April – 5th May

Calling all youths! European Youth Week starts next week and the theme for this year is “Democracy and me”. It explores how young people can actively participate in society and influence decision-making. European elections are [...]

Libya is not safe: Putting the Elhiblu 1 incident into perspective

March 28th, 2019|Comments Off on Libya is not safe: Putting the Elhiblu 1 incident into perspective

On March, 27th, the commercial tanker Elhiblu 1 was allegedly taken over by five of the 108 migrants it had saved from potentially drowning in the Mediterranean, in their attempt to cross from Libya to [...]

International Women’s Day

March 8th, 2019|Comments Off on International Women’s Day

The 8th of March marks International Women’s Day, when we celebrate women's achievements whilst recalling the challenges that women are still facing on the road to equality. The aim of this day is to acknowledge [...]

World Day of Social Justice

February 20th, 2019|Comments Off on World Day of Social Justice

The fact that the world has enough resources to feed and house every human being on this planet makes the very existence of poverty an injustice. Yet poverty persists and continues to grow. When only [...]

Global Compact for Children?

December 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Global Compact for Children?

The Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration Questions and Answers 1. What is the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM)? The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration provides the [...]

Let’s talk about living together!

April 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Let’s talk about living together!

“What do you think of us Europeans?” the question rang throughout the quiet room following the viewing of a documentary portraying Rania Mustafa Ali’s arduous and intense journey from Syria to Europe. Although the question [...]

Volunteering is the Sh#t!

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on Volunteering is the Sh#t!

Today is International Volunteering Day, so I'd like to share a few things I've learnt so far: Volunteering prevents you from feeling like you’re wasting time: you’re actually giving time to someone else, and this [...]

#EndChildDetention

November 8th, 2017|Comments Off on #EndChildDetention

Let’s Work to End Child Immigration Detention Nearly 50 civil society organisations and UN agencies, including Destination Unknown campaign members, have released a joint statement asking EU member states to work towards ending child immigration detention both in Europe [...]

Is the EU failing on aid?

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Is the EU failing on aid?

The EU is failing to deliver on the promise to “leave no-one behind”. An increase of ODA is reported again by the EU and its Member States in 2016 (27% increase over 2 years) but [...]

World Mental Health Day

October 10th, 2017|Comments Off on World Mental Health Day

Mental Health Day 2017 The theme of the Mental Health Day 2017 is Mental health in the workplace . According to the World Health Organisation globally more than 300 million people suffer from depression, slightly less 260 [...]

Art Muse

September 22nd, 2017|Comments Off on Art Muse

ArtMuse has been the icing on cake of the Community Art project that Kopin held together with Charmaine Zammit, the educator of the project, during the summer of 2017. The exhibition included the works created [...]

#MoveTheDate

August 8th, 2017|Comments Off on #MoveTheDate

Earth Overshoot Day 2017 – #movethedate campaign The 2nd of August of this year marked the Earth overshoot Day. Yearly calculated by the Global Footprint Network (GFN), an international non-profit organisation engaged in the promotion of [...]

Ignacio’s Sports Challenge

May 31st, 2017|Comments Off on Ignacio’s Sports Challenge

Ignacio Packer, Secretary General of Destination Unknown campaign member Terre des Hommes (TDH) is cycling, running and kayaking 1,250 km from Berlin to Croatia to raise awareness on the issues affecting children on the move. [...]

Social Entrepreneurship-how to make it work

March 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Social Entrepreneurship-how to make it work

The “First Book” that turns into a reader What makes a social enterprise sustainable over time and successful in terms of impact on its beneficiaries? What are the skills needed in order to reach success [...]