The page with the mapping of migrant associations in Italy on the Italian government's Migrant Integration website | via ANSA
The page with the mapping of migrant associations in Italy on the Italian government's Migrant Integration website | via ANSA

The Italian government's Migrant Integration website published updated information on the number of migrant associations in the country, which now stands at 1,135.

The Italian government has launched a new version of its migrant integration website, and for the occasion, it also released an updated mapping of migrant associations in Italy.

The updated mapping is a result of various phases of work and collaboration from the associations themselves as well as regional governments, which shared information from their own systems. The updated figure shows a total of 1,135 associations currently in Italy. They can be viewed at the databank's website https://integrazionemigranti.gov.it/it-it/Ricerca-Associazioni

Associations are 'method of intercultural dialogue'

Associations set up by migrant citizens "are a lively reality and an important method for intercultural participation and dialogue that offers the country energy and abilities and produces social capital," said the Italian government website.

In addition, "the involvement of migrant citizens and the associations that represent them in decision processes, as reiterated also recently in the European Commission's New Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion, not only contributes to their empowerment, but it can also favour the creation of more efficient integration policies that respond to peoples' real needs. This is why the mapping of migrant associations in the country is a very useful tool that helps both institutions as well as the associations themselves."

An online sign-up form

The mapping of migrant associations has been available at the Migrant Integration website since 2014 and came about as part of the initiative IN.CO.NT.RO, sponsored by the Italian labor ministry's migration and integration policies department, with the IDOS study and research centre, which curated the first edition.

Subsequent updates were published in 2016 and 2018.

The website highlighted that associations can sign up anytime or update their information through the online form at https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=ukcLI18g0EeS UVAXAycx5bN4O4FgFk1Artirfn82kKdUMThaNjJQTzM3RlhZVU5BSDNNSkNFUDk4 Ty4u

Alternatively, they can write to redazioneintegrazione@lavoro.gov.it including a contact number.

Associations that want to be removed from the list can also write to the same email address.

 

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