ABITARE LA CITTA’: Paths of social, professional, and housing empowerment for asylum seekers and refugees in the Municipality of Rome

Integration of migrants and refugees


Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri


Aziende del territorio, Proprietari di immobili, Enti del terzo settore attivi a Roma nell’ambito della migrazione e dell’accoglienza

Objective of the project

We aim to develop pathways of social, professional, and housing empowerment for asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection who are transitioning out of the reception system or have already begun their journey towards semi-autonomy

Abstract of the project

The project aims to develop paths of social, professional, and housing empowerment for asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection exiting the reception circuit or who have already begun their activation path towards a semi-autonomous phase. Participants will be guided through paths of social and professional empowerment, training, and support in entering the job market. Alongside professional empowerment paths, participatory co-design paths and group creation will be organized. Through these paths, which will see project participants working together with other individuals belonging to the host community, it will be possible to increase the participants’ bridging social capital (heterogeneous social networks, thus highly inclusive), facilitate relationships among cohabitants, and enhance their understanding (and sense of belonging) to the urban context of arrival.

Context analysis

The intervention will take place in the Lazio Region and more specifically, within the territory of the Municipality of Rome. Specifically, socio-professional empowerment actions will be carried out in the territory of the Municipality of Rome, in spaces made available by FCEI, the Adecco Foundation for Equal Opportunities, and the Foundation for Digital Education. Regarding outreach activities, the scope, through partner networks, will extend to the entire Province of Rome, with the possibility of reaching beneficiaries also outside the Lazio Region, in other areas of partner intervention throughout the national territory. In order not to exclude the most vulnerable subjects from the project, whose path towards full autonomy inevitably requires longer periods and more articulated and multidimensional interventions, it has been envisaged to address three specific target segments: adult men, minors and young adults, women.

Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome Capital, Italy

Lazio Region, specifically within the territory of the Municipality of Rome.

Implementation Period

01/10/2023 - 30/09/2025



  • 90 richiedenti asilo e titolari di protezione internazionale in uscita dal circuito di accoglienza o che abbiano già iniziato un loro percorso di attivazione verso una fase di semi-autonomia. E’ prevista una segmentazione dei beneficiari di questo tipo: uomini adulti (circa 30), minori e neo maggiorenni (circa 30), donne (circa 30)


  • Migranti di lungo corso e cittadini autoctoni.

Project Strategy


  • Interception and identification of participants. Participatory co-design and group creation.
  • Empowerment and employability of beneficiaries.
  • Enhancement of E-skills and soft skills.
  • Diversity and inclusion actions. Job coaching.
  • Housing support


  • Mapping of beneficiaries’ needs.
  • 3 projects for social initiatives funded.
  • Competency assessments and individual action plans.
  • Profile sheets for soft skills and E-skills, and lab-based pathways for enhancing these skills.
  • 1 company awareness format.
  • Inclusive accelerator pathway for entrepreneurship, business projects, and training initiatives.
  • 20 training internships.
  • 1 guide to rental regulations.


  • Active participation in inclusion and cohousing pathways.
  • Increased social capital, developed entrepreneurship, autonomy, and design capabilities.
  • Strengthened sense of belonging.
  • Developed skills for new professions and self-awareness of these skills.
  • Enhanced diversity in organizational contexts.
  • Implemented forms of self-entrepreneurship and inclusion pathways.
  • Promoted housing autonomy

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