Useful links for Italy: informative websites and social media about Italy

Here below you can find lists of links to websites and to social media about living in Italy for everyone, especially migrants and refugees. All this information about Italy covers the whole country on multiple aspects like travel, asylum, housing, education, healthcare, employment, money and aid.

Italy useful links, informative websites, and social media about Italy

AIDA asylum information database 
analysis of asylum in Italy 

W2eu.info – Welcome to Europe Italy information in English , in Arabic , in Farsi , in Tigrinya (short Tigrinya version) and in French
independent information for refugees and migrants coming to Europe.

“Welcome to Italy” guide (April 2017)

An info-guide for refugees and migrants (April 2017) 

Guide Italy 2016 FA pdf (Farsi)
Guide Italy 2017 IT pdf (Italian)
Guide Italy 2017 AR pdf (Arabic)
Guide Italy 2017 EN pdf (English)
Guide Italy 2017 FR pdf (French)

Rights in Exile Programme

List of pro bono legal assistance providers is a directory of organizations, lawyers, and others who are able to assist refugees free-of-charge in legal matters and help secure refugee rights. This list may also be of use to legal providers assembling and arguing cases elsewhere in the world for information on country of origin, case development, and other help.

http://www.refugeelegalaidinformation.org/italy-pro-bono-directory  

http://www.sprar.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Guida_pratica_per_titolari_di_protezione.pdf 

InfoMigrants is a news and information site for migrants to counter misinformation at every point of their journey: in their country of origin, along the route, or in the places where they hope to start a new life. InfoMigrants is available in three languages: French, Arabic and English. There is consensus about one idea, however: migrants are in need of verified and balanced information, which is often difficult for them to access during their journey. Even before they leave their homes, migrants are exposed to a proliferation of poor and unreliable information. Studies show that the majority of migrants receive most of their information from human traffickers and smugglers, who seek to mislead and manipulate them. InfoMigrants is a collaboration led by three major European media sources: France Médias Monde (France 24, Radio France International, Monte Carlo Doualiya), the German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle, and the Italian press agency ANSA. InfoMigrants is co-financed by the European Union.

In English, French, Farsi and Arabic http://www.infomigrants.net 

Campagna LasciateCIEntrare

The campaign was born in 2011 to counter a circular of the Ministry of the Interior prohibiting access to press organs in CIE (Identification and Exhumation Centers) and C.A.R.A. (Reception centers for asylum seekers): appealing to the right / duty to exert art. 21 of the Constitution, namely freedom of the press, LetCIEntrare got the repeal of the circular and is now battling for the closure of CIE, the abolition of administrative detention and the revision of immigration.
https://www.lasciatecientrare.it

Italy links, healthcare, health insurance, doctors, clinics, mental health, hygiene, hospitals

Access to health care service

Foreign nationals regularly resident in Italy can access the facilities of the National Health Service (S.S.N.) in different ways depending on the reason for the stay. Foreign citizens with a regular residence permit can register at S.S.N. by addressing the ASL of the City of residence, or if not yet resident, of the actual domicile indicated in the residence permit. Health care is extended to family members who are regularly resident in Italy. 

In fact, some regions do not recognize the rights enshrined in the law: such as the protection of the child, the exemption from the ticket for the STPs, or the possibility of voluntary registration with the Ssn. Legislative Decree 142 of 2015 on reception and asylum, according to which people who apply for protection until they receive the documents must access the health service through the STP procedure . ‘Probably the person who wrote the rule did not want to create holes, but this has increased the confusion, the asylum seeker can not be compared to an irregular, because it is inside an inclusion process that may fail, but as long as it fails it goes protected.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Legislation provides for access to care to be protected through the use of interpreters and mediators. But there are few trained practitioners so far, because the theme of psychological, cognitive and behavioral disorders of migrants is still underestimated. Several international organizations, over the last period, have repeatedly launched an alert on the invisible wounds of those arriving after overcoming a grueling trip and having suffered all forms of abuse and torture. Doctors Without Frontiers denounced this situation in their report “Traumas Ignored”, but also Medu (Human Rights Officers) did the same in the “Exodus” dossier.

“All refugees are to be regarded as potentially vulnerable subjects, since exile is

for itself a traumatic experience. The particular vulnerability and the suffering baggage of

which is carried by every refugee, does not necessarily and automatically however translate into psychopathological disorders. RTP victims of torture, rape, abuses or extreme traumas of other nature (prolonged prisons in isolation and / or inhuman and degrading conditions, shipwrecks, witnesses of violent deaths, etc.) may have postoperative, latent or sub-clinical psychopathological frameworks. This type of refugees must be considered as highly vulnerable and actions must therefore be taken and specific procedures aimed at early detection of these people” it says in the Guidelines for the programming of assistance and rehabilitation interventions and for the treatment of psychological disorders of refugee status holders and subsidiary protection status that have suffered torture, rape or other forms of psychological, physical or sexual violence. http://www.salute.gov.it/imgs/C_17_pubblicazioni_2599_allegato.pdf 

The ministerial decree of April 3, 2017 adopting the Guidelines on assistance, rehabilitation and treatment of the mental disorders of refugees and people who have been subjected to torture, rape or other serious forms of psychological, physical or sexual violence, including any training and updating programs specific to healthcare personnel, in pursuance of Article 27 paragraph 1 bis of Legislative Decree no. 18/2014. 

On Mental Health of refugees: a new plan for welcoming them http://www.sprar.it/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/06-Quaderno-SC-Salute-mentale-rifugiati.pdf 

Roberto Beneduce is one of the most important representative of ethno-psychiatry in Italy. His centre Frantz Fanon http://associazionefanon.it/ has an association and a centre for psychological health. It is located in  via San Francesco d’Assisi 3, in Torino and offers psychotherapy and psychosocial support for immigrants, refugees and torture victims. 

There is a therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing http://emdr.it In Italy is practised here:

Italian NGO Emergency in Italy

In 2006 EMERGENCY opened an Outpatient Clinic in Palermo, Sicily, to guarantee free healthcare to migrants – with or without residence permits – and to any person in need. They are also Outpatient Clinic in Marghera, near Venice; in July 2013 with the Polistena Clinic (Calabria region, Southern Italy); and in 2015 with the Castel Volturno Clinic and the Naples Clinic (Campania region, Southern Italy). 

They assist vulnerable migrants who can’t access to public service also Information point in Sassari, that now also offers services as an Outpatients Clinic

They also have mobile clinics to bring assistance directly where it is needed. 

A team of EMERGENCY doctors and cultural mediators is working in Sicily since summer 2013 to guarantee basic healthcare to the migrants who are coming ashore. 

A project aimed at offering social-medical counselling on a mobile clinic in Latina from December 2016.

Headquarter MILAN: Via Santa Croce 19 – 20122 Milan, Italy Tel (+39) 02 881881 Fax (+39) 02 86316336 info@emergency.it

ROME: Via dell’Arco del Monte 99 A, 00186 Roma Tel (+39) 06 688151 roma@emergency.it

VENICE: Isola della Giudecca 212, 30133 Venezia Tel (+39) 041 877931 infovenice@emergency.it

More informations about infopoints in other cities

http://www.emergency.it/contatti.html 

Italy: welfare and social service

The social inclusion and income support measures in place at national and local level (by regional and local administrations), for people and  families that do not have the minimum resources to live.

Social assistance is guaranteed in the form of economic benefits and services funded by the taxpayer, at both national and local levels, using Regions and the Local Authorities resources, in order to promote social inclusion and income support based on principle of social solidarity.

  • The most important non-contributory service provided at national level by the INPS is the Social Allowance (Assegno Sociale).
  • The newly introduced Citizenship Guaranteed Minimum Income (Reddito di Cittadinanza) and Citizenship Guaranteed minimum Pension (Pensione di Cittadinanza) both replacing the former  Inclusion Income Support (ReI – Reddito d’Inclusione) in order to combat poverty, foster social inclusion and reintegration into work of the unemployed. Entitlement is conditional on the beneficiary’s income (means-tested) and pro-active job seeking.
  • Reference is also made to the List of Regional and Local Services to give information on social inclusion, family and income support services.

 

https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-1-349-07576-8_7

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/002087286000300301?journalCode=iswa

https://www.pitt.edu/~heinisch/ca_ital.html

https://www.asylumineurope.org/reports/country/italy/content-international-protection/social-welfare

https://www.euronews.com/2019/01/17/what-s-behind-the-newly-approved-italian-welfare-reforms-euronews-answers

http://policyinpractice.co.uk/italys-welfare-system-an-overview/

Italy links, hotels, renting, buying, housing, shelter, accommodation, camps

Reception in Italy

http://www.asylumineurope.org/reports/country/italy/reception-conditions/housing/types-accommodation 
Community of Sant’Egidio

The community of Sant’Egidio was always involved in helping homeless people and recently involved with Mediterranean Hope in organising and welcoming refugees coming through Humanitarian Corridors, and agreement between them and the government and NGOs to relocate the syrian refugees fled to Lebanon. The community of Sant’Egidio prepared guides of different cities with services for people in need. At this link there are Rome, Padova, Milan, Genova, Barcellona…

piazza Sant’Egidio, 3

00153 – Rome (Italy)

tel. +39.06.899.22.34+39.06.899.22.34

fax +39.06.580.01.97

info@santegidio.org

https://www.facebook.com/santegidio.org/ 

Mediterranean Hope – project of Evangelical Baptists Churches

The project is structured in closely related units: on the one hand, on the one hand, on the other, on information and on the political action of denouncing the violations of human rights of migrants and the lack of rules on asylum. http://www.mediterraneanhope.com/chi-siamo 

Casa delle Culture

CORSO GIUSEPPE MAZZINI, 7

97018 SCICLI (RG)

MHSCICLI@FCEI.IT https://www.facebook.com/casadelleculturemh/ 

Osservatorio sulle Migrazioni

VIA LUIGI PIRANDELLO, 9

92010 LAMPEDUSA

MH.LAMPEDUSA@GMAIL.COM

Relocation Desk

VIA FIRENZE, 38

00184 ROMA

MEDITERRANEANHOPE@FCEI.IT

Network Refugee Welcome in Italy

https://www.facebook.com/refugeeswelcomeitalia/

Oxfam Italia

It is present in Tuscany,  receiving 239 asylum seekers in the provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Livorno and Siena. Since 2015 Oxfam works in eastern Sicily in partnership with local partners and organizations to strengthen the capabilities of migrant emergency response; support refugees hosted in Catania, Milazzo, Scicli and Syracuse in legal, psychological and health care activities. 

It offers: 

Legal assistance

Housing

Italian language learning 

Movements, paying monthly subscription to public transport

Sports and recreational activities

Social-health care – from enrollment to the National Health Service, to the appointment of the treating physician or to the socio-psychological support. 

Catering and first-time goods – thanks to good spend in contracted businesses can buy food and personal hygiene products. 

Cultural language mediation – to the acquisition of a knowledge of the Italian language, customs and laws that guarantee its autonomy. 

Vocational training – with professional training courses and support for volunteering in the workplace. 

Monitoring, research and evaluation – with data collection to improve the quality of our services.

AREZZO – Casa delle culture – Piazza Fanfani 5, 52100, T. 39 342 9398569 Tel. +39 0575 182481 Fax +39 0575 1824872

CATANIA, Via Conte Ruggero 99 – 95129, T. +39 095 8360350

FIRENZE, Viale Belfiore 10 – 50144, T. +39 055 3220895 F. +39 055 3245133

MILAZZO (ME), Via Pico del Pittore 11 – 98057

MILANO, Via Bartolomeo Panizza 7 – 20144, T.  +39 342 9398569

ROMA, Viale Regina Margherita 302 – 00198, T. +39 06 45653850 

Italy links, unaccompanied minors, young people, children

Protective measures are established for unaccompanied minors found in the country. ReCcently the law changed about the protection of unaccompanied minors in Italy. The official Decree of Internal Ministry dated 27 April 2017 grants to minors the right of be welcomed. The National Fund for Asylum Policies and Services (FNPSA) will fund projects of Municipalities under the umbrella of Protection system for asylum seekers and refugees (SPRAR).

MSNA – Minori stranieri non accompagnati
http://minoristranierinonaccompagnati.blogspot.it/ 

Italy: Protection for minors and children

In Italy there are no rules which define the specific ages for children, adolescents and for teenagers. In general, these age ranges tend to be associated with the school career, as well as the process of maturation until the age of majority is reached, that is defined by law as the age of 18 years. For the school career, the following stages have been identified: childhood (Bambini/bambine), which typically goes from birth to the age of 10 (early or “first” childhood from 0-6; “second” childhood from 6 to 10), pre-adolescence (ragazzi/ragazze), that goes from the age of 11 to the age of 13, and adolescence (in Italian, the same term, ragazzi/ragazze), which goes from the age of 14 through the age of 17. However, this scheme conforms only partially to a definition of overall psychological development.

http://www.protection-of-minors.eu/en/country/IT#answer1

http://www.loc.gov/law/foreign-news/article/italy-protection-of-unaccompanied-foreign-minors/

For facebook page you can check here-

https://hi-in.facebook.com/CCProme

For Instagram page you can check here:

https://www.instagram.com/ititaly/

Resources- Instagram, Facebook, www.loc.gov

Italy Links – Education, School, University, Enrolment

Websites or documents about education, schools and universities in this Country for people living abroad.

ACCESS TO EDUCATION

Italian legislation provides that all minors, both Italian and foreigners, have the right and the obligation until the age of 16 to take part in the national education system. Under LD 142/2015, unaccompanied asylum seeking children and children of asylum seekers exercise these rights and are also admitted to the courses of the Italian language.1 LD 142/2015 makes reference to Article 38 of the Consolidated Act on Immigration, which states that foreign children present on Italian territory are subject to compulsory education, emphasising that all provisions concerning the right to education and the access to education services apply to foreign children as well. 

http://www.asylumineurope.org/reports/country/italy/reception-conditions/employment-education/access-education

UNIVERSITIES FOR REFUGEES

University of Bologna

A project promoted by the University of Bologna and the Municipality of Bologna for the integration of refugee students at university

http://www.unibo.it/en/services-and-opportunities/study-grants-and-subsidies/exemptions-and-incentives/unibo-for-refugees

University of Venice

The University of Venice awards 3 Scholarships to both Undergraduate and Postgraduate students classified as Political Refugees. Successful candidates will be waived from tuition fees, as well as minimum tax and regional tax.

http://www.european-funding-guide.eu/other-financial-assistance/10619-economic-facilities-refugees-students

University L’Orientale of Napoli

Students holding ‘political asylum’ or ‘subsidiary protection’ will be entitled to the exemption from university fees and contributions, up to a maximum of 12 (twelve) recipients per academic year

http://www.unior.it/didattica/14192/2/welcome-student-refugees-program.html

Torino University

100 scholarships for students refugees or with international protection (a.y. 2017-2018)

https://en.unito.it/news/100-scholarships-students-refugees-or-international-protection-ay-2017-2018

ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND LIFELONG LEARNING

Adult Education in Italy is provided in Provincial Adult Education Centers (CPIA), a governmental system of schools with special rules (aka courses are also evening time, for workers…)

Who can enroll in CPIAs: 

  • Adults, even foreigners, who have not completed the compulsory education and who intend to obtain the final study title of the first education cycle 
  • Adults, even foreigners, who are in possession of the final qualification of first cycle of education and I intend to achieve the final study title of the second cycle of education 
  • Foreign adults intending to enroll in the Italian Literacy and Learning Paths 
  • Youths who are 16 years of age and who, having the title of the final study of the first cycle of education demonstrate that they are not able to attend daytime classes. CPIA Adult Education 

The organisations of CPIAs is demanded to regions: to find the centers it is possible to look for “CPIA+name of the city” or see “IDA+name of region”. 

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/national-policies/eurydice/content/adult-education-and-training-39_en

A PROJECT FOR STUDENTS HELPING REFUGEES 

During their study abroad year in Rome, students have the chance to ask these questions directly, learning more about the refugee situation in Italy and throughout Europe through community-based learning activities and the Rome Global Gateway collaboration with refugee centers in Rome. Here, we focus on the experience of students who volunteer at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center (JNRC)

http://milano.italianostranieri.org/en/post/what-is-the-cpia

https://international.nd.edu/about/news/students-volunteer-with-refugees-while-studying-abroad-in-rome/

Italy links, Milan, local information, capital, cities and regions

Milan

Progetto Arca – the first help, always

They manage a hub in Milan Central Train Station. They manage a mobile hub formed by mediators who speak English, French, Arabic and Tigrinum, which monitors the territory between the Bastioni of Porta Venezia and the Central Station to give information and first comfort to those who have just landed in the city and addressed it to the Center Central Station Aid (CASC), which carries out registration and sorting operations to the Extraordinary Reception Centers (CASs) scattered around the city. 

Arca Project manage also a SPRAR project (Protection System for Asylum seekers and Refugees), in collaboration with the Municipality of Milan within two community structures and some apartments, through the Extraordinary Reception Centers agreed with the Municipality and Prefectures of Lecco, Varese and Milan. 

Among them, there is also the former Hub of Via Sammartini

Address: Via degli Artigianelli, 6 – 20159 MILANO 02.66.715.266 info@progettoarca.org

https://www.progettoarca.org 

Ambulatorio Medico Popolare

Healthcare

28 Via dei Transiti,
Milan
http://www.ambulatoriopopolare.org/
Phone: 02.26.82.73.43 (answering machine only)
E-mail: ambulatorio.popolare@inventati.org

Voluntary organization providing healthcare to all.

Open Mondays (15:30-19:00) by appointment and Thursdays (19:00-21:00) without appointment

NAGA – Milan

Associazione Volontaria di Assistenza Socio-Sanitaria e per i Diritti di Stranieri e Nomadi

Various (legal, healthcare, integration)

22 Viale Bligny, Milan
http://www.naga.it
tel: +39/02/583.01420
email: NAGA@naga.it

Provides:

  • General and specialized health care to undocumented migrants in Milan through appointment (02 58102599 or visit office)
  • Clinic for regularised migrants (asylum seekers, refugees) w/o appointment (Doctors are available Monday to Friday: 9:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00; Wednesdays: 19:30-21:00)
  • Legal service surgeries Monday to Friday, 19:00-21:00. No appointment needed. Info: 02.58102599 or sportello.legale@naga.it
  • Immigration desk surgeries are held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 14:00 onwards; and Wednesday from 9:00 by appointment only (call 02.58102599 or visit office)

(Document outlining all services provided by NAGA in Milan)

English – https://naga.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/CARTA_SERVIZI-EN.pdf

Italy links, Campania, local information, capital, cities and regions

Campania

Napoli

Progetto IARA – Integrazione e Accoglienza per Rifugiati e richiedenti Asilo – del Comune di Napoli

LESS Impresa Sociale Onlus, Corso Garibaldi 261, Napoli, Telefono (+39)081455270 – fax 08119512796, email: info@lessimpresasociale.it. Coordinator: dott.ssa Simona Talamo e-mail: simonatalamo@lessimpresasociale.it . Lawyer: dott.ssa Valentina Esposito e-mail: valentinaesposito@lessimpresasociale.it 

Progetto We Care 

We Care is born to provide highly qualified support to host projects in the territory of the province of Naples in dealing with problems related to psycho-physical traumas and the resulting psycho-sanitary vulnerability of asylum seekers and international protection holders. In addressing the instances and needs of regional host structures, the partnership seeks to build a multilevel architecture between the socio-sanitary system, the 1st and 2nd welcome system of international and community protection applicants and holders territorial reference. The project is implemented by ASL Napoli 2 Nord, Less IS Onlus, Dedalus social cooperative http://www.lessimpresasociale.it/progetti_13_we_care.html  Website http://www.lessimpresasociale.it 

Kikana restaurant

Restaurant managed by refugees in Via del Parco Margherita 12/a, Naples, Italy. It has a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kikana.napoli/ . Call 388 889 6891

Caserta

CSA Ex Canapificio Viale Ellittico, 27 – Caserta – tel/fax 0823216332 – info@csaexcanapificio.it

http://www.csaexcanapificio.it/Sito_CSA/Le_strade_dellintegrazione.html

Italy links, Emilia Romagna, Piemonte, local information, capital, cities and regions

EMILIA ROMAGNA

Bologna

Popular kitchens is a canteen that welcomes people who benefit from meals offered by businesses in the area. Le Cucine Popolari are located in via Battiferro 2, Naviglio district, in via Sacco 16 San Vitale / San Donato Bologna and in via Ludovico Berti 2 Porto / Zaragoza district. https://www.facebook.com/civibo/  http://www.civibo.it/ 

Ravenna 

https://www.facebook.com/refugeeswelcomeravenna/

Asilo in Europa

Legal

Bologna
http://www.asiloineuropa.it/
asiloineuropa@gmail.com,
info@asiloineuropa.it

an Italian NGO based in Bologna (Italy) and focuses on asylum protection in the EU. Their main aims are to promote the development of a common understanding of the European dimension of asylum law, as well as to improve the exchange of information among NGOs that work in different countries.

Piemonte

Torino

Frantz Fanon http://associazionefanon.it/ has an association and a centre for psychological health. It is located in  via San Francesco d’Assisi 3, in Torino and offers psychotherapy and psychosocial support for immigrants, refugees and torture victims.

Centre at former Gorio barracks http://www.aziendasociale.bz.it/en/centro-profughi.asp 

ASGI – Associazione Studi Giuridici Sull’Immigrazione

Legal

7 Via Gerdil, Torino
www.asgi.it
tel: +39.0114369158
e-mail: segreteria@asgi.it; info@asgi.it

Legal studies association whose members include lawyers, judges and university professors. Work closely in network and provide legal assistance, awareness raising, campaigns, and denunciation of conditions in detention centers.

Rome and Region Lazio

Associazione Centro Astalli

Various (legal, healthcare, food, accommodation, integration, etc)

Via delgi Astalli 14/a,\
Rome

Centro Astalli
tel: +39/06/6992.5099
e-mail: fondazione.astalli@jesref.org

The Organisation providing assistance mainly to asylum seekers and refugees but which also provides assistance to undocumented migrants

INMP National Institute for Health, Migration and Poverty – Rome

It provides medical assistance also in Lampedusa and in hotspot of Trapani. These are its contacts and projects.

“Welcome” Centro Sociale per Famiglie Immigrate

Various help for women and children (legal, healthcare, integration)

Viale Romania 32, Roma
tel: +39/06/8530.0916
email: cwelcome@tiscalinet.it

Organization that provides assistance to women and children in health care, language classes, professional training, and family reunification.

Baobab Experience

A group of volunteers, private citizens, in 2015 faced a migratory emergency managing more than 35,000 migrant migrants within the Baobab Center in via Cupa in Rome. After the first removal of the Via Cupa facility, on December 6, 2015, in the absence of a site they continue to give a first welcome to refugees on the street, supported by medical and legal associations and the network formed with national and European humanitarian activists. Activities: laboratories,

courses, guided tours, sports meetings and leisure moments where we know each other, grow together and trace a common path towards integration.

Address with map: Presidio Baobab Experience – Via Gerardo Chiaromonte, 00157 Roma

REFEREES

Legal Area and Relations with the Questura: Giovanna Cavallo

Health Care Group: Sonia Manzi

Minor Protection and Accommodation: Betta Elisa

Cultural and leisure activities for guests: Marzia Di Mento

Activities for schools and job placement: Michelle Muller

Meal management and warehouse: Gabriele Vanzan

Clothes management: Raffaella Bracale

Requests for goods: Francesca Brilli Del Giudice

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Rete scuole migranti

It is a network which brings together the associations that teach Italian L2 for free to migrants adults and children in Rome and Lazio.

Address of the network: Via Liberiana, 17 00185 Rome – c / o Cesv

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Tel. 327 2804675 and 06 491340

Secretary: Irene Desideri Di Curzio

Email info@scuolemigranti.org

Italy links, Veneto, local information, capital, cities and regions

Veneto

Casa a colori di Fondazione LaCasa, Padova

Housing and work search

Via del Commissario 42, Padova
http://www.fondazionelacasa.org/progetti/casa-a-colori/
+39 049 680332
tel. 049-715988
Email info@fondazionelacasa.org info@casaacoloripadova.com

Casa a colori  is a privileged area to include, after a training period, individuals belonging to disadvantaged social categories. Thanks to the ability to have a job, they can build a more robust project of life and relationship.

Venice

Popular Gym in Rivolta Via F.lli Bandiera 45 Marghera 30175 https://www.facebook.com/palestrapopolarerivolta/ 

Liberalaparola – school of Italian for everybody – nobody is illegal

Situated in Centro Sociale Rivolta, Via F.lli Bandiera, 45 – Marghera (VE)

Liberalaparola.wordpress.com 

liberalaparola@gmail.com

http://rivoltapvc.blogspot.it/p/scuola-libera-la-parola.html 

Tel.: 3492823942 o 3493611063

ParoleInMovimento was born as an Italian school because language is the first barrier that an immigrant meets in the country of arrival but can become the most useful tool for full inclusion. This school, however, aims to go beyond the simple teaching of the Italian language and to be a place of exchange, expression and sociality.

The school takes place in Ca’ Bembo Liberata e-mail: lisc.venezia@gmail.com, https://www.facebook.com/Li.S.C.Venezia?fref=ts  , : https://twitter.com/liscvenezia Referees: Sara Monaci +39 3337645815; Silvia Corsi +39 3356599763

Associazione SOS DIRITTI Venice https://www.facebook.com/SOS-Diritti-229177650481729 

It has the Venetian Observatory against the racial discrimination. The observatory carries out consultancy and orientation towards offices and services able to handle the individual situations: ASGI, the Mestre Street Lawyer, the Global Village Cooperative and the Workers’ Rights Association – ADL Cobas.

Treviso 

Popular Gym Hurricanegym for free, courses of boxe https://www.facebook.com/Palestra-Popolare-Hurricane-Treviso-869439436470784/ Opens on Tuesday

Talking Hands https://www.facebook.com/OpificioTalkingHands/ tel. +39340 274 1823

Both activities are inside Centro Sociale Django, Via Monterumici,11 – Treviso

Fuoriclasse – scuola di italiano per il mondo:  via Terraglio 1, Treviso. The place is under the overpass near the train station. Volunteer referee: Antonella Bellero +39 349 463 2006 (call evening time) https://www.facebook.com/FUORICLASSEITALIANOPERILMONDO/ 

Binario 1: Piazzale Duca d’Aosta 7, Treviso, Italia (under the overpass near the train station) https://www.facebook.com/Binario1tv/ Referee: Marco Zabai +39 320 4525160 binario1.tv@gmail.com

Dormitorio autogestito Caminantes, Treviso

It is a small shelter (9 decent places) giving hospitality to vulnerable cases of homeless (increasing the foreigners – refugees) responding to the lack of public service in the city. The volunteers pass around 8pm in the train station and give a ticket to homeless who would like to be guested. At 9pm the homeless people can go in front of the place, located inside Centro Sociale Django, Via Monterumici,11 – Treviso. No personal cooking allowed. https://www.facebook.com/Dormitorio-autogestito-CAMINANTES-607903279315594/ 

Padova

Cucine popolari http://www.cucinepopolari.it/home.html CEPs provide various services: canteens, showers, laundry, clothing distribution, medical clinic, living rooms, listening center, information, guidance, company, support, family and social accompaniment. 

Most of these services are completely free; for others, a small contribution is required in proportion to the availability of applicants. They are in via Tommaseo 12 Padova, in front of the train station. Managed by nouns. Tel: 049 875 08 58, Fax: 049 661 093. E-mail: cep@diocesipadova.it Director of the house: Gianesello Sr.Lia. 

Hours: Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 8.00pm, Saturday from 8.00am to 2.30pm

Casa dei Diritti “don Gallo” is a Squat in Via Tommaseo, 90 in Padova. Among their various activities are: Counseling Desk on Migrant Rights, Work, Home Affairs, Residence Permit; Italian School ‘Libera La Parola’; la Cycle Store; The Social Garden ‘NO BORDER’; The Panche Project; The soccer team

This has to be checked: squats appear and disappear

Vicenza

https://www.facebook.com/welcomerefugeesvicenza/

Bassano del Grappa (VI)

Associazione Casa a colori, Bassano del Grappa (VI)

Viale Scalabrini, 3 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI) and Piazzetta Poste, 1 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI) Tel e Fax 0424504160 Mail casa_colori@libero.it It helps migrant brothers. Catholic organisation. Set up to try to solve the housing problem with the creation of first and second reception centers, it subsequently engaged in training and intercultural education by providing literacy courses and job placement and the protection of immigrants opening an information desk. 

Italy useful links Friuli Venezia Giulia, local information, capital, cities and regions

13c. FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

Gorizia

Pordenone

Rete solidale di Pordenone https://www.facebook.com/retesolidalepn/ Referee: Luigina Perosa +39 3405958339

Udine

Ospiti in arrivo https://www.facebook.com/ospitinarrivo/ Via Bertaldia 38, 33100 Udine (Italy) info@ospitinarrivo.org 

Italy useful links, Trentino Alto Adige, local information, capital, cities and regions

TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

Trento

Cinformi Immigrazione

The Immigration Information Center is an operational unit of the Department of Health and Social Solidarity of the Autonomous Province of Trento, and it is the immigration center as a reference point for foreign and Italian citizens as well as for public and private bodies.

The offices of Cinformi are open to the public at:

Trento (also covers Pergine Valsugana)
from Monday to Friday
from 09.00 to 13.00 on Thursday until 15.00
Via Lunelli, 4 (map)
Phone 0461 491888, Fax: 0461 491899

Rovereto
Monday to Thursday
15.00 to 18.00
Corso Rosmini, 92 – ground floor
Phone 0464 750308

Riva del Garda
on Wednesday
from 08.30 to 12.30
Via S. Nazzaro, 47 – c / o Cooperativa Arcobaleno (map)
Telefono 334 6815670

Borgo Valsugana
on Mondays
from 8.30 am to 12.30
Piazzetta Ceschi, 1 – c / o Community of Valsugana and Tesino
Phone 334 6810675



Cavalese
on Tuesday (except on the last Tuesday of the month)
from 08.30 to 12.30
Via Bronze, 8 / A (third floor)
Phone 334 6815670

Cles (also covers Malè)
on Wednesdays 

from 8.30 am to 12.30 am 

Via Pilati, 17 – c / o Community of the Valley of Non 

Phone 0463 601626 

Primiero S. Martino di Castrozza 

the third Thursday of the month 

from 9.30 am. 11.30
Via Guadagnini, 21 – c / o Condominio Genzianella
Phone 0439 763196

Pozza di Fassa
on the last Monday of the month
from 09.00 to 13.00
Via Strada de Meida, 23 – use
cell. 0462 763102

http://www.cinformi.it

Centro Sociale Bruno 

They support equal rights for migrants and refugees.

Via Lungadige S.Nicolò, 4

Piedicastello | Trento

https://csbruno.org/ 

Twitter https://twitter.com/csabruno

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/centro.bruno/ 

Bolzano – Bozen

Reception centre for refugees in transit is located on the ground floor of the ‘Conte F.J. Forni’ building in Via Renon in Bolzano. The Centre receives male and female refugees in transit and their family members. It is a temporary residential facility open to refugees for periods of not more than 30 consecutive days. In periods when no refugees avail of the facility, or when there are free places, EU and non-EU homeless women are accommodated at the facility in dedicated rooms, with precedence given to EU citizens from the Province or City of Bolzano.The facility can accommodate up to 20 persons in five rooms. Admission to the facility by refugee users is authorised by the Managing Body, on referral by the Caritas-Bolzano Refugee Advisory Service, while admission of homeless women to the area of the facility reserved for them is approved by reasoned decision of the Managing Body. 

The facility offers:

    • Day and night residential care (24 hours a day) for periods of not more than 30 consecutive days with a total of 20 sleeping places
  • Breakfast and meals service (midday and evening)
  • Personal care and hygiene service available
  • Kits for personal hygiene where users do not have such items
  • Basic clothing in cases of need
  • Cultural mediation in cases of need.

Management: A.T.I. ‘River Equipe’ Soc. Coop. / ‘Volontarius’ Associazione di Volontariato, 31 Via Renon, Bolzano, Ground floor of  ‘Casa Conte F.J. Forni’ building, Tel. 0471 40 23 38 (24-hour dedicated line) for minors, for volunteers, for prostitutes, for homeless/refugees/emergency shelters, for protection against discrimination. Tel direct: 0471 052038 Fax: 0471 052039 E-mail: profughi.casaforni@riverequipe.it e associazione@volontarius.it

Web: www.volontarius.it; www.riverequipe.it

They manage also Refugee Centre at former Gorio barracks http://www.aziendasociale.bz.it/en/centro-profughi.asp 

Italy useful links, visa, asylum, travel documents, passports, identity cards

Overview of Rights and Asylum Process in italy

English – http://www.w2eu.info/italy.en/articles/italy-asylum.en.html 

Arabic – http://bit.ly/2hlmk9F 

French – http://bit.ly/2jQd52a 

Farsi – http://bit.ly/2wGmxeA 

A buon diritto

It is a Non-governmental organisation (NGO) in Rome, Italy. A Buon Diritto is a civil liberties association formed in June 2001 for the purpose of promoting questions of great public importance regarding the exercise of rights, which are either recognised by our legal system but not properly protected, or whose recognition is defaulted on, opposed or hindered in actual practice. 

The association works to raise public awareness of these questions and help introduce them into the sphere of political-parliamentary debate, whilst following through the effects of these actions in terms of legislation and collective orientation. A Buon Diritto dedicates great attention to the issues of immigration, deprivation of liberty, end-of-life and freedom of choice in medical treatment.

Website https://www.abuondiritto.it/en

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/abuondiritto 

Via Trebbia 3

ƒRome, Italy

Tel. 06 8535 6796

Senza Asilo

‘SenzaAsilo’ is born of operators, institutions and citizens who in various capacities lend their commitment to the social support projects of refugees and who daily confront each other with the continuous increase in rejection of asylum requests by the Territorial Commissions. 

Asylum seekers hosted in reception centers carry out strenuous work-related integration projects that often lead to the concrete possibility of having a stable job and economic autonomy. Unfortunately, as a result of the rejection of the asylum application, they ‘fall’ underground, they see their path nullified and become ‘invisible’: they can not work, can not be treated, can not rent a house.

http://www.senzaasilo.org 

CIR  RIFUGIATI

Present in 8 Italian regions (Lombardy, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Apulia, Calabria, Sicily) with informative and socio-legal information outlets funded through special agreements with local authorities and within specific projects. In Rome, in addition to ordinary activities at the headquarters, we provide legal assistance to migrants in transit in the area of ​​Tiburtina Station – in the informal ‘Baobab’ garrison – where there are people excluded from the reception system in the first two centers ‘Tom’ and ‘Jerry’ welcoming a total of 20 unmarried foreign minors and at the reception center ‘La Casa’ managed by Ce.IS Don Mario Picchi. We are conducting monitoring activities on the so-called ‘hotspot approach’ of the European Union and guidance and information 

Address: Via del Velabro 5/A

00186 Roma (RM) tel. +39 06 69200114 cir@cir-onlus.org 

http://www.cir-onlus.org/ 

Avvocato di strada

Free legal protection for homeless people. The largest Italian law firm (and even the least expensive). Where is it: http://www.avvocatodistrada.it/sedi-locali/ with time of availability and addresses just in Italian. 

Guide for people living on the street
https://www.avvocatodistrada.it/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/dove-andare-per-20172.pdf 

Italy links, unaccompanied minors, young people, children

Protective measures are established for unaccompanied minors found in the country. ReCcently the law changed about the protection of unaccompanied minors in Italy. The official Decree of Internal Ministry dated 27 April 2017 grants to minors the right of be welcomed. The National Fund for Asylum Policies and Services (FNPSA) will fund projects of Municipalities under the umbrella of Protection system for asylum seekers and refugees (SPRAR).

MSNA – Minori stranieri non accompagnati
http://minoristranierinonaccompagnati.blogspot.it/

The above cover image was taken somewhere near San Marco in Venice, Italy. Photo by Cristina Gottardi on Unsplash