Casa nostra, casa vostra (Our house is your house) is a campaign that started when a large group of independent people who work in the world of communication, met on the 9th May last year, curiously Europe’s Day, in the refugee camps at the border between Greece and Macedonia while developing professional and volunteer projects.
When we came back one thing was clear, we had to denounce what we had seen and that we had to do something to change the situation of refugees and migrants. Little by little, we have managed to win the support of many people wishing to respond to what is known as the “migration crisis” that the Mediterranean is going through.
When we saw that the project was growing, we realised that we had to share it and open it up so that the civilian society and organisations could participate.
Now Casa nostra, casa vostra (Our house is your house) is no longer any specific individual but everyone at the same time. We are a group of independent people together with a number of official organisations. We are architects, journalists, blue-collar workers, lawyers, freelancers, intellectuals, students and unemployed people. And we share a deep concern about the situation that thousands of migrants and displaced people are living both inside and outside the European Union.
We want to welcome people who are fleeing wars, hunger, and political persecution, persecution for their beliefs or for reasons of sexual orientation. But we also want to welcome those who are already here and who are still struggling to lead a dignified life. We want to tell all of those people: casa nostra és casa vostra - our home is your home