The “Istituto Superiore Liceo Medi” is a public secondary school located in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, near Messina,in the north- east part of Sicily. It is attended by about 1200 pupils, aged from 14 to 19 years old. It offers lots of openings in the field of science, foreign languages (English, French, German and Spanish), information technology and also Latin and Greek languages. The staff is composed by about 100 teachers.
The IIS Medi was born, since September 2013, from the union of Linguistic, Scientific, Classical and Human Sciences Lyceums. It has already been involved in the last ten years in European and International projects such as former Comenius multilateral and bilateral, exchanges experiences, Comenius assistant, Euroscola in Strasbourg, eTwinning activities and seminars, stages abroad, participation to the National High School Model United Nations in New York.
The school has to play an important role in the social and cultural context of its territory, operating in a disadvantaged area because of the economic crisis, increasing unemployment, the early leaving from school and the increasing huge phenomenon of immigration. Day after day hundreds and, sometimes thousands , immigrants coming from Africa or Middle East land in our island. Many of them have been loosing their lives in the Mediterranean Sea, others will be sent back home. Their despair is a reminder to the rest of us of the poverty and oppression which exist in the most of the world. However, uncontrolled and illegal immigration poses serious problems in Sicily, in Italy and across the European Union.
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