Migration is an unstoppable and constantly evolving phenomenon, and every society has to deal with it by activating new trajectories of inclusion and integration.
In Italy, the “new migrants” face many difficulties for their labour and educational inclusion. The barriers are many and varied and society’s attitude is often insecure and unstable.
The narrative about new migrants is often simplistic: they are perceived and told as an anonymous crowd with general characteristics, which often leads to discrimination and exclusion especially in the labour market. Unfortunately, the lack of opportunities, existing barriers, rising unemployment and difficulties in finding employment increase the exposure to risks of exploitation in the informal labour market or in illegal activities.
While waiting for their regularisation, recent arrivals must also learn the language and understand how to move effectively in the Italian context.
All these risks are particularly accentuated in the case of women, unaccompanied minors and young people between the ages of 15 and 28. It is these categories, in fact, that have the highest unemployment rates.
We are convinced that the creation of spaces for real exchange, mentoring, relationships and sharing of ideas, knowledge and skills can be an important element that generates change.