Meet the Forum: Dario

[h2]Communication Intern [/h2]

[h3]My name is Dario and I am from Italy. Currently I am a Master’s student in International Relation at the University of Venice. I think my biggest passion is reading…I really love books; I could stare at them for hours.[/h3]

Where do you live now?
I am currently living in Grove Park but in a few weeks I will move toSouth Sudan.

Why are you interested in migration?
I have always been interested in this topic, fascinated by the incredible stories of those people forced to leave everything to save their lives. By the courage they demonstrated to start over again in countries that most of the time look at them as an intruder, as people to get rid of.

What do you do at MRCF?
I am the communications intern. I support policy and research projects on migrants and refugee, police practices pertaining to stop and search powers and I help to manage content for the organization’s website.

How did you come to work at MRCF?
I knew that I wanted to make experience in this field. I applied through my university for an Erasmus Placement internship and fortunately I got it.

What do you think is unique about MRCF?
MRCF is a big family where everyone is doing their best to give the word integration real meaning. I am very proud to be part of this team and I think it would be fantastic to come back here in a near future to play my part.

What issues do you think are most important to migrants in London?
Housing for me represents one of the most difficult challenges to overcome. At the beginning of my experience inLondon I faced serious problems to find a good place to live and the support of my colleagues at MRCF allowed me to solve the situation. Even ifItaly is not so far from here, I need my place to feel safe.

What are you looking forward to in the next year?
I really don’t know about the next year. What I know is that in a few weeks I will go toSouth Sudan to work for an international organization. I am really exited and I look forward to experiencing the field. This is what I have been waiting for all my life and now it is real.

[h4]”Everyone is doing their best to give the word integration real meaning.”[/h4]

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