When, in the last decade of the 20th Century, the border between Greece and Albania opened for the first time, significant migratory flows were observed between the two countries, as a large percentage of Albanian adults immigrated to Greece in order to better their living standards. During a period of 30 years, Albanian immigrants in Greece have assimilated in their new societies and made families of their own, however, they are thought to be still in limbo. Their children, as young adults, have had to – either through their parents, or themselves – assimilate two different ‘ethnic’ backgrounds inside the core of their identity. Here we have an antithesis: which cultural background will prevail, what they consider themselves to be. And where, finally, do they find a place to call home, a place to come back to, a place where they belong. The aforementioned, are all questions I chose to examine in my research paper.
Eleni Panagaki
Eleni Panagaki is a Political Science and History student in Panteion University of Athens, Greece.

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