NEW STRATEGIES SUPPORTING ASYLUM SEEKERS’ RECEPTION AND INCLUSION IN ITALY
A recent Italian law (the Law Decree n. 142 of 18 August 2015) added some important innovations, especially regarding reception of asylum seekers. Particularly, some emergency centres have been introduced; the range of motives that require asylum seekers to be kept in identification and expulsion centres have been broadened, as the period of time they can be withheld.
In addition, another change that could potentially impact on the reception system has been included. It is related to the possibility of working after a 2-month period (as opposed to the 6-month period of the previous legislation). This is an important reform, much awaited, which will enable the creation of integration processes which are truly based on giving value to personal agency.
- The Health of Asylum Seekers and Unaccompanied Minors. What Needs and What Protection?, by Veronica Merotta. November 2015
- The External Dimension of EU Asylum Policy: Gaining Momentum or Fading Away?, by Roberto Cortinovis. May 2015
- The European Commission proposal to reform the Common European Asylum System