MEET – MEEting and training in Europe towards new forms of integration between public and private-social

Project Description

The Mondoaltro Foundation is a partner of the MEET2IN Project, which is in continuity with the MEET Project – Migrations in Europe and Transnational Evolutions, presented under the 2014-2020 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund together with the Solidarity Foundation Caritas, operational arm of the Diocesan Caritas Florence, which is its leader.

Among the partners the operational arms of the Caritas Diocesane of Brescia, Florence, Lecce and Trieste and public bodies such as the CPIA of Agrigento and Trieste, the Municipality of Florence, the Province of Lecce and the University of Florence.

The objective of the project is to increase the knowledge of social workers, public administrators and policy makers of policies and operating practices for the integration of third-country nationals regularly residing, both at European and national level, in order to identify social intervention models capable of inspiring integration policies that strengthen social cohesion.

In the first phase of the project, the intervention will be aimed at third sector operators and public decision makers through previously selected training activities, thanks to the results of the study visits carried out during the MEET project.

Subsequently, national and European exchanges of good practices will take place to increase knowledge of different models and operating contexts.

The project includes training at some European Caritas already visited in the MEET project for linguistic integration (Sweden), housing (Belgium) and work (Germany and Greece), and study visits (Austria, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Holland) .

From September 2019, the 5 Italian cities involved (Agrigento, Florence, Lecce, Brescia and Trieste) will experiment with integrated paths in the field of housing inclusion, training and job placement and social integration in favor of the foreign population residing in our territories.

Thanks to the scientific support of the University of Florence, during the implementation of the activities, innovative solutions will be applied and developed, fielding socio-economic inclusion initiatives aimed at third-country nationals in the Italian territories and by the Banca Etica Foundation which will deal with training for the financial inclusion of the beneficiaries.