21 January Jan 2019 1506 21 January 2019
«Google: a $ 25 mln funding to develop artificial intelligence for social good»
The Google AI Impact Challenge will fund the best non profit projects that use artificial intelligence to tackle social and environmental challenges. Winners will receive funding, support and consultancy from Google. We have met Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, the creator of the Google AI Impact Challenge and Head of Product Impact at Google.org
20 April Apr 2018 1729 20 April 2018
Saving migrants in Lesbos
Together with his wife Philippa, Eric Kempson, an Englishman who has been residing in Lesbos for 22 years, has spent the last 3 years helping the thousands of refugees arriving on the island. He has created a network to save many lives, coordinating volunteers and resources coming from all over the world
26 July Jul 2016 1511 26 July 2016
Bernd Nilles: “North and South are no longer divided, but unified in facing the same problems”
CIDSE’s Secretary General talks to Vita International about the most pressing global challenges facing us today. “Agenda 2030 and the SDGs can de facto lead to a kind of systemic change to our economic model and behaviors.“We need courageous politicians who push their governments to take bold decisions and people who take their lives into their own hands and make changes now" he says.
7 June Jun 2016 1117 07 June 2016
Violence, rape, and forced marriage: inside the lives of female refugees
"I've been a refugee since the day I was born" begins Mina Jaf, female refugee rights activist and this year's Women Refugee Commission Voice of Courage 2016 award winner. Speaking to Vita International, she describes what she saw inside the closed government camps in Greece. Gender based violence, forced marriages, rape, and child kidnapping. "It's so much worse now than when I was a child." Now she is starting her own NGO called Women Refugee Route, which focuses on providing female interpreters for women on the migration route. "I saw it first with my mother, and then with the thousands of women I met in Iraq and Greece that it would be easier for them to explain themselves in their own language," she says.
13 April Apr 2016 1400 13 April 2016
Aiesec integrating refugees
AIESEC Italy has launched InteGREAT, a project with the aim of receiving and integrating refugees and asylum seekers in Italy. On the 3rd of May AIESEC Italy was awarded by Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, the prestigious European Charlemagne Youth Prize thanks to the InteGREAT project. Interview with Guiscardo Urso, President of AIESEC Italy.
7 March Mar 2016 1033 07 March 2016
Saskia Sassen: "History will not treat European policy makers kindly."
With the migration crisis ongoing in Europe, Vita International spoke to Professor Saskia Sassen: the Robert S. Lynd Professor of Sociology and Co-Chair of The Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. "Existing policy is not prepared to address new types of conditions producing massive displacements," she said, "and neither is it prepared to deal with the consequences of such displacement."
11 November Nov 2015 1139 11 November 2015
MakeSense stands for refugees
MakeSense, the global movement promoting social entrepreneurship, launches an international mobilization for refugees together with SINGA France. Christian Vanizette, MakeSense co-founder, speaks about the campaign, that will finish at the end of the year.
8 November Nov 2015 1811 08 November 2015
Captain Klaus Vogel's new mission in the Mediterranean
Born in Germany, and captain in the Merchant Navy. He dropped everything to launch SoS Méditerranée, an association whose mission is to save refugees from drowning, by exploiting Markab: a private vessel that will be funded through private donations and a crowd funding campaign.
4 November Nov 2015 1704 04 November 2015
Iraqi Christians’ message to Europe: “We are being ethnically cleansed by ISIS”
Archbishop H.E Bashar Warda of the Chaldean Catholic Church of Erbil (Iraqi Kurdistan) spoke to Vita International following a conference on October 22nd in Brussels, and laid out the current situation for Christian refugees in Northern Iraq.
1 November Nov 2015 0924 01 November 2015
Exclusive interview with Matteo Renzi: “Africa is a priority of the Italian foreign policy”
“Africa is the greatest opportunity for us. Unfortunately, we are victims of decades of negligence and of a sometimes ideological approach to the African continent. On the contrary, I am still convinced that in the next twenty years, Africa will be at the origin of a great number of economic phenomena,” said the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in an exclusive interview for the news website Afronline.org and its African media partners.