Institutions and associations undertaking activities in favour of the social integration of foreigners, as per art. 42 of the Consolidated Law on Immigration – Legislative Decree no 286 of 25.07.1998, are eligible for registering in this section.
Under the article above, the State, the regions, the provinces and the municipalities - each one within one’s competences and in collaboration with the public and private authorities and institutions of the Countries of origin, may favour:
a) the activities adopted in favour of foreigners regularly residing in Italy, also in order to administer courses on the language and the culture of the countries of origin. Courses shall be provided by schools and foreign cultural institutions legally operating in Italy as per Presidential Decree no. 389 of 18th April 1994, as subsequently emended;
b) dissemination of information helping the integration of foreign nationals into the Italian society, with particular emphasis on third country nationals' rights and duties, the different opportunities for personal integration in the country of destination, and the possibility for a positive reinsertion in the country of origin;
c) the knowledge and development of cultural, recreational, social, economic and religious expressions of third country nationals regularly staying in Italy, together with any initiative aimed at raising awareness on the causes of immigration and at preventing racial discrimination and xenophobia even through the availability of books, magazines, newspapers and audiovisual within school and university libraries;
d) signing of agreements with the organisations regularly enrolled in the register as per par. 2, in order to allow regular foreign nationals holding a “residence card” or a 2-year “residence permit”, to work as intercultural mediators helping relations between the single administrations and the foreigners belonging to. ethnic, national, language and religious groups;
e) organisations of training courses inspired to the criteria of cohabitation in a multicultural society, aiming to prevent discrimination, xenophobia and racism. Such courses are destined to civil servants and employees of public and private institutions having regular relations with foreigners or performing relevant tasks in the field of migration.