Cestim is committed to promote human rights and social solidarity in relation to immigration issues, with special attention to the Italian context.
It operates to eradicate any obstacle, disadvantage or discrimination and to facilitate immigrants in enjoying fair living conditions, social and civil equality with Italian citizens.
To search for and make available fair and appropriate information on immigration issues. This is meant to prevent and eradicate possible biases encouraging misconception within public opinion while forcing immigrants in situations of social exclusion;
To facilitate immigrants’ access to work (both as employee and self-employed), housing, social and health services, education, professional training and their enjoyment of all the rights inherent in full citizenship status. While abiding by the state laws, this process of integration needs to respect the diverse cultural identities;
To assist individuals, families or groups of immigrants who, upon their explicit request, wish to return to their countries of origin.
Offering advise on immigration issues to public administration institutions, National Health Service local units, trades unions, schools, and charity organisations interested in finding appropriate solutions to the specific challenges arinsing from immigration;
Providing one-to-one tutoring to immigrant children and teenagers in schools within Verona province. This is made possible through a team of volunteers-tutors operating in the classrooms in agreement with teachers. This programme currently (2014) involves 278 tutors;
Setting up various up-grading courses; e.g.:
1) for lawyers, on the Italian legislation concerning immigration;
2) for teachers, on intercultural education;
3) for the volunteers taking part in the tutoring programme mentioned above.
CESTIM Centro Studi Immigrazione
C.F. 93039900233 - P.IVA 02251650236
Via Cerpelloni, 3 - 37125 Verona
Tel. 0039-045-8011032 - Fax 0039-045-8035075
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