In 2014, following a public call presented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies on the Migrants Integration Portal, the "Direct Line with Second Generations" was launched involving more than 30 second generation youth associations throughout the whole national territory. Three meetings were held in Rome, during which the associations had the opportunity to share their experiences and submit their requests
This initiative led to the idea of writing a Manifesto collecting their proposals. This Manifesto was elaborated not only through direct meetings, but also through a network collaboration, in particular owing to the area on the Migrants Integration Portal devoted to the initiative.
The Manifesto is divided into four sections devoted to work, school, culture and sport, active participation and citizenship. It contains proposals and practical solutions for each section, adaptable to the various territorial realities and the addressees’ specific needs.
The co-creation work was eased by the implementation of a Community devoted to second generations and in particular to the representatives of the associations participating in the initiative: a space for dialogue open to all the associations interested in supporting this national network and the Manifesto in the future as well.
(January 23, 2015)