On the 19th of December 2018, RiSSC has conducted a roundtable focused on the public discussion about the Rubano City Integration Agenda.

During the meeting, RiSSC researchers have introduced the draft Agenda to representatives of a local parish, of two social cooperatives involved in System for Asylum Seekers and Refugees of Rubano (Cooperative Città Solare and Cooperative Nuovo Villaggio), of the local NGO ARTOPOLIS and of the Local Administration.

The participants suggested to aim the research in order to discover the reasons of the cancellation of many foreigners from the Registry of Rubano.

According to them the culture and mutual knowledge are the main tools to increase the integration of TCNs.

 RiSSC researchers have explained the six actions collected thanks to the City Integration Labs and included in the first draft of City Agenda. The participants were agree with them and proposed to include an other one, named “Original Art”. The participants proposed to design a cultural initiative, in the form of an art exhibition showcasing works from the countries of origin of foreign residents of Rubano. The exhibition may have a broad theme guiding the selection of works. The theme should be as broad and common as possible, so as to involve all communities. During the discussion the following themes emerged: motherhood, death, divinities.

RiSSC has included this action in the final draft of the City Integration Agenda.