Rome 30 may 2017


Alexander R (Europe Consulting Onlus – Rome), Andrea Di Renzo (Gruppo Abele – Turin), Annalia Savini (Ronda Charity Solidarity – Milan), Claudio Viganò (Open Space Amenities – Milan), Donatella Pompei (Opera Don Calabria – Rome), Egle Falletto (Cooperativa Maria Cecilia – Biella), Girolamo Grammatico (FIO. PSD), Marco Martinelli (Association Intersections – Como), MarcoTondini (Caritas – Piacenza), Paola Zappa (Association Intersections – Como), Patrizia Veronese (Cooperativa Self Help – Verona), Stefano Galliani (Project Ark – Milan)



The debate was very large and fragmented in part because the theme "host systems" itself is vast.

The notes that follow show only some interventions and are not intended to be exhaustive and may be supplemented by the participants.

Definition of the target userwe address: "The concept of a homeless person is very broad, for its definition, reference is made to Ethos. Compared to the hospitality issue of asylum seekers it is agreed that even those who are guests of the CAS is within the target audience. Equally those who, despite having filed for political asylum, It lost the right to either accepting or other situations which may be assimilated. We agree to exclude only those guest of SPRAR system "; in particular it was asked to put a focus and to develop, not necessarily within the group "host systems", the theme of trafficking in womenas investing subjects are particularly fragile and vulnerable who do not know the Italian language as well as the protection for which they could enjoy and often the only references that have the country are people / countrymen which were "entrusted" and that often start to exploitation.

This phenomenon is increasing as a result of strong immigration and measures for the protection of migrant women are often ineffective.

It was stressed that the work done at national level could highlight the need and the opportunity to better define the role and functions of the CCT differentiating them from those of national groups within a logic of integration.

The national groups should not replace CCT rather provide arguments to be included in o.d.g. CCT so that they can be discussed and socialized locally.

They highlighted the differences in terms of characteristics of the phenomenon that the response to the needs of the metropolitan cities and the smaller towns, and that the phenomenon of the PSD should not be limited only to the metropolitan areas. He highlighted the importance of meaning and value interventions, experimentation and "good practices" of "small towns" fostering dialogue and comparison between contexts with similar characteristics to exchange experiences, approaches, "Readings" and working methods.

In order to describe the situation of the PSD who insist on an area and give them visibility it is necessary to work systematically through the use of tools such as: data collection, mapping services, The PSD of the census, etc.

This approach qualifications and improves the effectiveness of interventions.

A further contribution has focused on services for PSD at this particular historical period.

  • How they are perceived by those who use it, from those who work there, the managing bodies, by customers and society?
  • The services intended as collectors sfighewith social containment functions and decreased visibility or services as enablers of open resources dedicated to the territory and inclusion?
  • What are the cultural models, anthropological that enable our services to "read" the condition of the PSD and understand their needs and to coordinate the interventions? As these models are shared and common?

At the conclusion of the group, in front of the heterogeneity of interventions, we have identified the last question the "cornerstone" of the debate, the "common base" from which to develop the future work of the group.

Members Claudio Viganò and Jerome Grammarian gave their willingness to contextualize and share with the group what worked in their departments about anthropological approach adopted.

Next meeting: 25 September 2017 in Milan at House of Charity Foundation