The Foundation for European Progressive Studies in cooperation with Fondazione Socialismo and in collaboration with Comunità di Sant’Egidio has carried out a wide research focusing on the integration of migrants. The goal of this exercise was to provide European progressive forces with some useful guidelines on how to formulate integration policies that aim at the creation of a just and cohesive society. The result is the book Di muri e di ponti. Linee guida di una politica per l’accoglienza dei migranti, which focuses on some of the most important areas in which migrants’ integration in the host societies take place - such as housing, civic participation, education, etc. The authors move from two fundamental ideas. Firstly, we have to accept that, in a world in which goods and capitals move continually and freely, it is impossible and anachronistic to prevent the growing movement of people. Secondly, integration, as migration, cannot be left to the free initiatives of the markets - or even worse of illegal businesses - but must be governed, in order to prevent illegality and ensure cohesion.
The English version of the book will be available as from January 2020.