A new website dedicated to “Never Alone, for a possible tomorrow“, the Italian fund under EPIM for the protection, reception and integration of unaccompanied and separated children and youth in Italy, is online: minoristranieri-neveralone.it.
The website contains updated information on the projects selected in the framework of the national call for proposals “Reception and support of foreign unaccompanied minors and young people who arrive in Italy alone”. The projects, launched in April 2017, involve 75 organisations (civil society organisations and public bodies) who advocate and work on the transition of unaccompanied and separated children to adulthood, on strengthening and replicating foster care and volunteer guardianship models, as well as quality reception and care for girls. There are twelve Italian regions involved in the fund: four northern regions, four in the centre and four in the south, with a higher concentration in Sicily where there are more unaccompanied and separated children and youth.
Tha Italian fund is promoted by Fondazione Cariplo, Compagnia di San Paolo, Fondazione con il Sud, Enel Cuore, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cuneo, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo, Fondazione Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Fondazione Peppino Vismara.