Meeting Gioiosa Ionica

Gioiosa Ionica is the coordinator of the project and responsible for the organization of the first and final event. The events will be organized in collaboration with Re.Co.Sol. and several local associations that are supporting the administration in implementation of integration policies.
From 24 to 26 October 2017, Gioiosa Ionica will hold the first meeting of SOIDA.
24 October – Tuesday, 17,30
Public presentation of SOLIDA project: meeting with citizens and press – Auditorium of Gioiosa Ionica.
-Welcome speech by Mayor of Gioiosa Ionica
-Presentation of project activities
-Presentation of project partners and their local policies
-Press conference


The event involved 60 citizens, including 3 participants from the city of Birgu (Malta), 3 participants from the city of Lousada (Portugal), 3 participants from the city of Erdut (Croatia), 3 participants from Novo Mesto (Slovenia), 3 participants from Santa Pola (Spain), 3 participants from Neapoli-Sykies (Greece).

The event took place in Gioiosa Ionica (Italy) from 24/10/2017 to 26/10/2017.

The aim of the event was to introduce the hosting partner, to present all participating municipalities, to present local and national policies related to integration of immigrants and to present Italian SPRAR model. During the event the participants had the opportunity to exchange their views and to gain knowledge on Italian local and national policies and practices and to improve their knowledge on main EU instruments to promote the integration of immigrants at all levels. The first event was also the occasion to agree on working methodology and to plan further events.