Migrants' Integration Portal
a website established with the purpose of fostering foreign nationals’
integration in the Italian society. The Portal has been on-line since
17th January 2012, and was developed through a project co-financed by
the European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals, under the
coordination of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy, and with the
involvement of the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Education,
University and Research.
network of subjects involved in the implementation of the Portal was
subsequently extended, both through the collaboration of other institutional
subjects, including the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage,
the Regions and Municipalities mostly involved in integration-related and
immigration policies, and through the involvement of international organisations
(UNHCR) as well as third-sector operators promoting and implementing integration
policies, including social institutions (patronati), with over 4,200
immigration desks, whose services are mapped in the Portal.
Portal is divided into areas: Language, Work, Housing, Minors and second
generations, Health. Intercultural mediation is added as a cross-section
service. In each single area, the Portal allows users to find useful information
on the services provided to foreign nationals in each single territory.
services, the Portal includes information and documentary sections.
Portal also includes the "Annual reports on the main foreign communities living in Italy",
promoted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy. The Reports have been
published since 2012; they are published yearly and they are focused on:
Philippine, Moroccan, Tunisian, Albanian, Moldovan, Ukrainian, Egyptian, Sri
Lankan, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, Chinese, Indian, Senegalese and Serbian
the Annual Report "Migrants in the Italian Labour Market" – edited by the
Directorate General for Immigration and Integration Policies of the Ministry of
Labour and Social Policy - is also available in the Portal. A summary of the
4th Annual Report, presented in July 2014, is avaiable in 10 languages
Arabic, Chinese, French, English, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and
the Portal publishes a monthly newsletter providing updates on the main
legislative and case law news, besides information on events, projects launched
locally, nationally and internationally, publications and news on migration and
asylum. Since January 2013 the newsletter has become Multilanguage (a short version is translated into 10 languages).
the beginning of 2014, four new thematic areas have been developed, each one
implemented in relation to a specific subject or target.
Associations is a new area of the Portal especially devoted to the associations
of migrant citizens present in Italy. The aim of the area is to deepen the
knowledge of the associations of migrants, enhance their activities and build a
community owing to a communication and exchange channel among associations and
between the latter and the Migrants Integration Portal. The Migrants
Associations area was created on the occasion of the 16 meetings held in Italy
from February to May 2014 among the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, the
migrants’ communities and the migrants’ associations. The 16 events were
realized in the framework of the initiative IN.CO.NT.RO (INCONTRI
COMUNITA' MIGRANTI INTEGRAZIONE LAVORO) [Meetings with
Migrant Communities for Job Integration].
Cultural Area of the Migrants Integration Portal was created owing to a
collaboration between the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, Cultural Activities and
Tourism and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies – General Directorate for
Immigration and integration policies.
area is composed of five sections: Literature, Cinema, Theatre, Music, Visual
Art and Cultural Heritage. Within the sections, it is possible to find a map
concerning the consolidated and active experiences in Italy in the respective
fields (from publishing houses to cinema festivals, to multi-ethnic orchestras
to databases). Moreover, the area provides sections devoted to national and
international legal frameworks (rules on culture and cultural diversity), as
well as sectorial reviews and bodies involved in the Recollection of Italian
Cultural Area of the Migrants Integration Portal is the very first virtual place
created which talks about cultural and artistic productions of foreign citizens
with migrant backgrounds. The aim of this new area is to explain how our society
is changing also through artistic productions, owing to new protagonists and
topics that highlight how Italy is becoming an increasingly richer and more
is a new section of the Portal realized in collaboration with the United
Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
covering the issue of international protection.
aim of this section is to promote services and projects throughout the whole
national territory for applicants and person granted international, subsidiary
or humanitarian protection. The international protection section of the
portal is meant as an informative and guiding tool for those operating in the
sector as well as for asylum seekers or person entitled of protection.
area was created owing to the project “Filo diretto con le Seconde Generazioni”
(Direct Line with Second Generations), promoted by the Migrants Integration
Portal, with the aim to deepen the knowledge of the second generations’
associations and to collect their requests. At the same time, the initiative
aims at creating a space for debates and work, which can be shared among the
subjects active on the national territory. The subjects participating in the
initiative have been invited to work together in order to create a common
document collecting the needs and proposals of the second generations as regards
the institutions’ activities.
aim of the Area is to enhance the activities of the second generations’
contents of the Area are developed by the Portal’s editorial office together
with the associations involved.