Initiatives related to integrationThese initiatives have the purpose of favouring the creation of an open and multiracial society, by means of the reception and the integration of the foreign citizens.
The quick increase in the number of immigrants who regularly stay in Italy, requires the implementation of initiatives aiming at the promotion of a mutual knowledge, for the recognition and the respect of the different cultural identities.
The State, Regions, Provinces and Municipalities, in the framework of their own competences, favour the following initiatives:
- the diffusion of any kind of useful information with the purpose of a positive integration of aliens in the Italian society, such as the knowledge of their own rights and obligations, the opportunities of integration and growth from the personal point of view and at the level of the relevant communities, offered by the public administrations and by the associations, as well as the possibilities of a positive reintegration into the country of origin
- the knowledge and the enhancing of the cultural, recreational, social, economic and religious expressions of those aliens who regularly stay in Italy as well as each initiative of information about the reasons for immigration and of prevention of racial discrimination (Art. 42 of the Legislative Decree 286/98)
THE “CIVIS” PROJECT – TOWARDS A MULTIRACIAL SOCIETY”
This project has been started by the Ministry of the Interior in compliance with the European programmes regarding immigration. This is a three-year-project, consisting in a series of initiatives for the promotion of the integration of immigrants, elaborated by RAI (Italian Broadcasting Corporation ), financially supported by the European Union with the resources of the structural Fonds 2000/2006 in the framework of the Programme for the Security and Development of the South, approved by the Commission of the European Union.
On the website of the RAI (Italian Broadcasting Corporation) there are two sections devoted to the children from 4 to 10 years (www.junior.rai.it/cittadiniimmigrati), and to the Italian and foreign citizens (www.cittadiniimmigrati.rai.it)
- to help the non- EU migrants, by means of specific multi-medial supports, to get integrated into our country
- to inform the Italian citizens in order to create a new awareness of the multiracial society
- to widespread a new image of the migrants among the public opinion, by explaining their contribution from the point of view of the work, as well as at the economic and demographic level, with the purpose of underlining the importance of their presence in our country
- to inform about the new social action carried out by the Ministry of the Interior
- adults of Italian nationality so that, by means of a correct information activity:
- they completely understand the complex framework of immigration and can contribute to the process of integration of the several ethnic groups.
- they get to know the activity of the Ministry of the Interior aiming, on the one hand, at limiting the flows of illegal immigration and in particular the herewith connected criminal activities, and, on the other hand, at ensuring adequate living standards to the legal immigration
- adult immigrants as a whole, so that, also thanks to the initiatives expressly addressed to them, they can overcome the integration difficulties in our country
- the children of Italian nationality, so that they can get in touch, since their infancy, also with the persons who don’t belong to their same culture or to their same ethnic group
- the immigrant children so that, even by means of the initiatives expressly concerning them, they can get to know the cultural and reference codes of the receiving country, by getting gradually integrated into the Italian society
The practical initiatives
- production of information and educational material addressed to non-EU migrants, in the shape of press prospects, audio- and video cassettes; each product shall be accomplished in seven editions in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Arab, Philippine, Albanian
- diffusion, by means of the radio and TV programmes of the RAI (Italian Broadcasting Corporation), of the contents and of the messages which explain the possibilities of integration of the migrants in Italy and which inform the Italian citizens in this respect