Working Together for Local Integration of Migrants and Refugees in Rome

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This report focuses on the local level integration of migrants in Rome, and provides information on the national framework for integration in Italy. While the study assumes that local authorities are at the forefront of migrant integration – providing information and essential services, ensuring access to education and the labour market, overcoming the barriers for full inclusion in the host society, and managing conflicts – local authorities are not alone. This report stresses the importance of multi-level governance of migrant integration, highlighting the key role of third sector enterprises, NGOs, business, faith-based organisations and unions. It identifies and shares selected local actions and governance practices to manage the short- and long-term effects of migration flows, and provides an international comparative of practices implemented by other EU cities, highlighting the most effective measures and lessons learned.



Key data on migrant presence and integration in Rome

This chapter compiles key statistics on the presence and integration outcomes of migrant population in Rome and in comparison to the rest of the country. In 2017 non-EU residents in Rome metropolitan area represented 9.3% of total non-EU residents in Italy while in the city of Rome foreign residents represents 13% of total population, concentrated in certain districts. Initially migration to Italy consisted of low-skilled migrants and is more recently characterised by family reunification and a growing number of native-born offspring of immigrants. The chapter also provides an insight on the national migration legislative framework.


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