The LIME project and the role of the cluster for the socio-economic inclusion of migrants

4 October 2019

September 25th – Centro Giovani e Scuola d’Arte MaTeMù, Rome

On September 25th, within the framework of the Centro Giovani e Scuola d’Arte MaTeMù of the Municipality I of Rome and in the presence of more than 12 organizations and associations of the third sector, was held the event “The LIME project and the role of the cluster for the socio-economic inclusion of migrants”. The day was organized by CIES Onlus in collaboration with Lumsa University, the Federation of National Salesian Works, Professional Updating Training – CNOS and Confcooperative, Italian partners of the European project LIME – Labour Integration for Migrants Employment.

The President of CIES Elisabetta Bianca Melandri opened the meeting, underlining that the focal point of Cies is the exchange of experiences, especially within the LIME project, where young people involved become part of the onlus itself. Of great value was the intervention on the methodology and the approach adopted in the social and labour integration of migrants from the Space orientation training and work – Sofel, implementing not only strategies based on the progressive autonomy of the migrant person in a path of understanding of the new context of life and work, but especially promoting the action within a process of activation of the person and their ability to self-empowerment and decision-making.

The event continued with the intervention of the Lumsa University, which presented the MEIC – Migrants Economic Integration Cluster, deepening and analyzing the concept of cluster, and therefore of horizontal collaboration that will be tested thanks to the LIME project between institutions and organizations of the third sector with different expertise all in the territory of reference of the project. The MEIC will also be supported by the relevance of the concepts of interdependence and the construction of collaborative relationships based on trust.  The day ended with the presentation of the Manifesto for a participatory and widespread socio-economic integration of migrants that will commit the signatories to activate processes of social responsibility of the territory that will involve society as a whole (public administration, companies, representative organizations, third sector and research institutions) in order to develop policies of socio-economic integration of migrants that go beyond humanitarian reception.