The President of the Greek Forum of Refugees on the Democratic Participation of Diaspora
The President of the Greek Forum of Refugees visited Istanbul on 10th of June as he was invited to speak over the democratic participation of diaspora in an event hosted by the Parliament of Turkey and the Parliamentary Network on Diaspora Policies of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
Mr Muhammadi was a speaker on the plenary session 1 concerning the political participation of diasporas as a dimension of integration. He referred to his experience, especially through the Greek Forum of Refugees and he raised the issue of refugees’ and migrants’ political participation as a major parameter for a holistic social inclusion. He added that such an action would contribute to the democratization of every state, instead of practices that exclude civilians from the social and political life.
Mr Muhammadi also referred to the Rosa Luxemburg project undertaken by the Greek Forum of Refugees, an effort which aims at claiming the political inclusion of refugees and migrants, especially in Greece.
The President of the Greek Forum of Refugees had several meetings regarding the aforementioned matters and he will continue his trips encouraging the political participation of refugees and migrants in an international level.