Find more about the activities of the Research and Exchange of Best Practices Area

Programma integra works on the implementation of research and exchange of best practices projects on a European level.

Main topics of the projects:

  • Migrant enterprise
  • Training and development of professional competences of social professionals
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Training of migrants and refugees
  • Foreign unaccompanied minors

Main funding programmes:

Erasmus +

AMIF – Asylum Migration and Integration Fund

EaSI – Employment and Social Innovation Programme

Our partners

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Current projects

Testing a “toolkit” with Family for Every Child for the integration of migrant youths
Programma integra since 2019 is part of the international network “Family for Every Child”: a worldwide alliance of 43 local organizations working in 37 countries to improve the lives of children and their families in need. From 2022 we started working within the “Re-Integration of Children on the move” working group on shared tools to support the integration of minors, bringing our contribution to a team of experts. In January 2023, a Toolkit for the integration of unaccompanied minors in transit or arriving in European and Mediterranean countries was defined. On 17 April, the verification phase of the validity of the instrument began in Italy, Germany and Greece. Programma integra will test the validity of the toolkit on 24 operators and experts and 18 unaccompanied minors and young migrants, asking them for information and suggestions on how to improve it.

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The project aims to provide entrepreneurial skills to vulnerable groups in the partner countries through a transnational needs analysis and training to equip project partners with the necessary skills to conduct national awareness-raising campaigns in the partnership countries. The project is funded by Erasmus + programme – KA 2 Strategic Partnerships in the field of Adult Education.

– Management and dissemination
– Study on the perception of entrepreneurship among members of the two target groups (staff of partner organisations and vulnerable adults)
– Selection of people to be trained as “entrepreneurship promoters”
– Design and implementation of a support course to train “entrepreneurship promoters”
– Development of an Awareness-raising Plan
– Realisation of an Awareness-raising Campaign
– Elaboration of a Concept note for the follow-up of the project

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Technical assistance and operational support to the Rome Municipality management team in the activities of reporting, monitoring, co-planning, training, research within the framework of social inclusion projects aimed at fighting poverty, financed through ESF (European Social Fund) and National Funds

Service in support of the Social Policies Department of Rome Municipality in the framework of the activities addressed to beneficiaries of “Reddito di Cittadinanza” (Citizenship Income) as National measure to fight poverty and social exclusion. The service is financed by the “Quota Servizi” of the Poverty Fund – year 2019.

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Re Impact: impact investing in refugees integration

Realization of a feasibility study on the applicability of the Social impact bond model in Italy for the integration of holders of international protections.Starting from benchmarking a common sense of integration,the study will trace some guidelines on the integration able to be expressed in money value. This money value will be sold like a private investment aimed directly to sustain the integration of refugees and the work of the Implemented body of the activity, usually a NGO.
Among these private investment tools, the Social Impact Bonds (SIB, from now on) must certainly be included.

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Let’s Digital – Digital training methods to support migrant women entrepreneurial learning

“Let’s Digital – Digital training methods to support migrant women entrepreneurial learning” aims to equip professionals working with migrant women with digital skills to improve their capacity to deliver training activities and other related services through ICT tools. Participating professionals will also acquire know-how on entrepreneurship to support migrant women to define their labour market insertion itineraries as well as transversal skills related to multiculturalism, communication and gender issues to effectively work with them.
Let’s Digital will develop an innovative training & methodology addressed to social and training professionals to make them aware of and well equipped to deal with the challenges faced by migrant women in starting a business. The latter will thus benefit from high-quality and tailored services and training enabling them to become “entrepreneurial digital educated” and ready to start a business.
Let’s Digital is founded by Erasmus+ call 2020, KA2 – Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices – Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness.

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Research ‘The territory as a driver of the local development from a transcultural perspective’

The research aims to identify the needs of third-countries citizens living in the 17 municipalities of Valle del Tevere Consortium – Social and Health District 4.4. It is funded by Valle del Tevere Consortium under the IMPACT Lazio project, co-funded by the European Commission and the Ministry of the Interior under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

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PRODEMO – Promoting democratic engagement through mobile participation

PRODEMO aims to promote political participation and civic engagement of mobile European citizens in Italy, Portugal and Belgium, not only by involving them directly, but also by addressing those bodies that have the potential to support them, i.e. public authorities and civil society organisations. PRODEMO is a project co-funded by the Rights, Equality and Citizenship (REC) program of the European Union, to improve the awareness on EU citizenship rights and inclusion of mobile EU citizens.

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SUPPORT ME – Supporting practioners in training migrants in Europe

Support Me stems from a previous project called “DIME – Developing a referential of skills and training modules favoring the Inclusion of Migrants to Europe” that issued a competence framework and developed and tested 5 blocks of competences and 21 training modules. During the DIME project, practitioners involved in the piloting phase expressed a strong urge for being trained on specific topics related to intercultural competences. Support Me aims to meet this training need by providing practitioners acting in the field of migrant inclusion with the key knowledge and information they need to work with this audiences leaning on pluri-disciplinary, multi-professional approaches. The project is funded by Erasmus + programme – KA 2 Strategic Partnerships in the field of Adult Education.

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Refu’In – An Innovative Tool for the Inclusion of Refugees

Refu’In aims to identify and disseminate good practices at local, national and European level in the field of social inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers received in EU countries. Thanks to the analysis of the good practices identified, a training kit will be developed that will allow all partners involved to train technicians, social workers and all those involved in immigration services, in order to improve intervention strategies with asylum seekers and  international protection holders. The project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ 2019 Programme, Key Activity 2 – Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education.

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Social B – Social Business educational ecosystem for Sustainability and Growth

SocialB aims to develop and deliver an innovative approach for teaching competencies in Social Enterprises capacity building, by developing specific Learning Resources, which can be used by relevant stakeholders. The project will deliver a comprehensive assessment of the knowledge/skills gaps in key areas critical for SE survival and growth. Based on this knowledge, SocialB will design and pilot 16-24 Learning Units, which will incorporate a mix of delivery methodologies, to students and SE to facilitate the development of critical entrepreneurial skills. The project will train students and social enterprise practitioners on critical skills and competencies. HEIs, VETs, Development Agencies and SEs from Ireland, Italy, Greece and Slovenia will deliver a high quality network within Europe to advance the SE agenda. The project is Funded by Erasmus plus Program – KA 2- Cooperation for innovative and exchange of good practices – Knowledge alliances

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OPEN-Leveraging the Potentialities of New Media and Proactivr CSOs and Grass Root Movements to Overcome Islamic Radicalization

OPEN aims to analyse and struggle the process of online radicalisation in the cities of Rome, Nice, Strasbourg, Stockholm and Elche, through the implementation of a communication campaign and raise-awareness initiatives both online and offline. OPEN is co-funded by the European Commission under the Civil Society Empowerment Programme.

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FENCE – Fighting gENder bias and Contributing in gender Equity

The FENCE project aims at a practical reduction of gender prejudices through a greater knowledge and awareness of gender issues and an increased capacity to promote equality. FENCE stems from the awareness that gender stereotypes limit the development of talents and skills of both women and men, as well as their educational and professional experiences and, in general, their life opportunities. This situation requires effective and coordinated actions and training tools to make the different key actors more aware and sensitive to gender issues. The project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ 2019 Programme, Key Activity 2 – Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education.

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REC – Professional skills’ development for recognition and validation of informal and non-formal competences learning of migrants and refugees & labour market inclusion

REC aims at enhance and create transnational standardized professional competence of participating practitioners and stakeholders of VET in line with EU standards. Furthermore, REC intends to share and improve tools and practice that can make non-formal and informal skills of migrants and refugees visible. The project is co-funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ Programme 2018, Activity Key 2, Cooperation for the innovation and the exchange of best practices.

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Completed projects