Title: “Comune di Collegno”
Description of the project/Partner sought:
Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme.Italy(REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2016)
Comune di Collegno (CollegnoMunicipality,Turin–Italy) would like to join a European strategic partnership applying to the REC-RDIS-DISC-AG-2016 call (deadline21/03/17). The beneficiaries of the project should be Roma communities, whose welfare and integration are one of the main priorities of the call.
Collegno is a town situated on a wide floodplain at the edge of Val di Susa, not far from the Alps (Piedmont,North WestItaly). A part of the broad institutional structure of the Metropolitan City of Turin, its territory counts seven neighborhoods and a rural village and hosts about 50,000 inhabitants (49.674 by 31.12.2016). The urbanized and today most densely inhabited areas were built in the 1950's-'60s, alongside the so called Corso Francia. At present, there is no break in continuity between Collegno and the near territory of the city ofTurin, to which it is connected by road, railway and underground transportation.
For Collegno the greatest challenge is overcoming the “gypsy trailer park” approach and fostering a full housing, educational and working integration for the settled Roma. By doing so, the economic burden of the services currently provided would decrease and cultural stereotypes, deeply rooted in both Roma and Italians, may be effectively countered. Such stereotypes, in fact, heavily influence and limit policy-making schemes.
Collegno Municipality agrees and identifies itself with the goals of the program, particularly with the ideal of “fighting segregation in education, and promoting the empowerment of Roma youth and their active involvement in the process of Roma integration, including through the capacity building of civil society ctive at the local level”.
Collegno Municipality would like to join a European Partnership applying for this call in order to:
For projects applying to this call, the areas Collegno could more readily and suitably intervene are:
Francesco Ferrari ÉFA
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