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​“Postcards from the other Italy” – Destination Spain: new migration patterns

Destination Spain: new migration patterns by “Postcards from the other Italy” – the web series produced by the news agency ‘9colonne’ with the support of the Directorate General for Italians Abroad and Migration Policies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation – is stopping off in Barcelona. 

The city is home to Daniel, 34, who teaches Italian for business. “Spanish people are extremely interested in Italy, they love our cultural attractions and our food”, says Daniel. Italians in Barcelona account for 1.6% of the resident population: people who have migrated between 2005 and 2014 are between 25 and 44 years old. 

Spain is especially attractive to young qualified people. “The fact that an Italian speaks Catalan – says the young teacher – is seen very positively and also helps with integration.

The interviews of “Postcards from the other Italy” give a dynamic, natural, practical and updated storyboard of the other Italy, the one beyond the national borders: the dreams, expectations, comparisons, joys and disappointments of young Italians who have opted for making an experience abroad, whether for will or for necessity, using their testimonials to maintain that unbreakable tie that links them to their Country of origin.  The interviews span from Brussels to New York, from Rio de Janeiro to Shanghai: every week the web series schedules a new video interview to outline the profile of the new generation of emigrants, visible on the website, on the YouTube channel of Nove Colonne and on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  

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