Though registering a slowdown due to continuing economic crisis, migration is constantly escalating in recent years, and according to estimates it is going to remain a major issue in the next decades both in departure and destination countries. ICEI has been increasingly concerned with the issues of migration and social cohesion, in a local/domestic perspective but also in a wider global context including Souther countries. ICEI has identified two intervention lines: “Migration” and “Intercultural citizenship”, both in order to promote the positive role of migration, by valorizing the opportunities brought about by migrants, and to facilitate social and/or economic inclusion paths, based on an intercultural and two-directional approach, for vulnerable population groups (both migrants and not) in Italy and in Europe.

The intervention lines are:

  • Cooperative paths to support the return and reintegration of migrants in their countries of origin, in view of valorizing their contributes to local development.
  • Innovative paths for work and social integration, sinergically with other actors – public and private, profit and nonprofit, locally (Milan), in Italy and Europe – by coordinated actions: from training to experimenting micro-entrepreneurial initiatives.
  • Supporting and working with foreign communities (both associated and not, of recent immigration and not) to enable them to be active protagonists in their local context, in a process perspective going beyond the single project.


  • icei


    The general objective of this project is to contribute in developing competences (functional, soft and core skills), employability and labour long-term continuity of the beneficiaries involved. The specific objective is to promote innovative approaches and tools, experimenting and integrated model to improve local services already present in the area

  • MILE – Migrants Integration in the Labour Market in Europe

    The main objective of the project is to develop, implement and mainstream an effective model of integrated services for Third-Country Nationals (TCNs), based on multi-sectorial competences, mobilisation of actors and migrants’ cultural, social and economic needs.

  • Youth: New Narrators and Players of Development Cooperation

    The project aims to contribute to increasing awareness among young people in Italy concerning the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), still unknown by the majority of under-40s, and to create greater consensus on the role and importance of development cooperation for the resolution of major global issues, among which specifically those

  • #ioRispetto

    Hate speech crimes cover “all forms of expression which spread, incite, promote or justify racial hatred, xenophobia, anti-Semitism or other forms of hatred based on intolerance” (Council of Europe 2016). The general objective of the project is to promote civic awareness and active responsibilization among young generations in the perspective

  • YARD: Youth-led Actions Rejecting Discriminations

    YARD project intends to contribute to fighting discrimination and fostering intercultural dialogue and the value of diversity among young people, by promoting youth active citizenship, their empowerment and role as agent of social change. Partners will achieve this objective by sharing, exchanging and transferring new and innovative non-formal methodologies to

  • Upload Your Dreams

    The project will contribute to increase employability of NEET’s by sharing good practices and test new work-based-learning methods in four European cities (Hungary, Italy, Slovenia, Belgium). From experiences of the sharing and testing process, an intellectual output will be elaborated which would be highly adaptable, accessible and profitable for other

  • Me4Change – Migrants Empowerment for Change

    The general objective of the project is to create, improve and promote wider dissemination of support programs for young migrant entrepreneurs, creating an environment where they can catch opportunities, enhance their knowledge and skills, and start successful enterprises.

  • Social Day: new citizens from local to global

    The Social Day project aims to encourage young people to be active citizens of their local community, as opposed to just recipients of services. The aim of the project is to involve young people in social work that benefits their community, in a day which is symbolic for our nation.

  • Bowling without borders

    This project will contribute to address, by an innovative and sustainable approach, the need of developing social aggregation and promoting new relations among youths, also coming from different countries and backgrounds, for example disabled people and unaccompanied foreign children.

  • Multi-sectorial partnership for capacity development to enhance entrepreneurship opportunities for vulnerable youth in Milan, Lisbon and Madrid

    The project will offer the possibility for 80 aspiring young entrepreneurs to attend training courses and incubation, particularly focusing on social entrepreneurship and new technologies.