The project

Welcoming Bologna is a project based on a community development approach designed for the metropolitan city of Bologna. Welcoming Bologna takes inspiration from the structure of the program “Welcoming America”; a network aimed at promoting the participative inclusion of “new comers” in the US started in Nashville and these days spread widely throughout the whole of the US.

Welcoming Bologna’s main aim is to engage actors from various public and private sectors in a process of participative inclusion that is addressed at several generations of inhabitants residing in the area and at those who have arrived recently, turning differences between citizens into a source of strength. We believe that integration of the new residents can be effective only if they create strong bonds and interactions with the entire network of residents.

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News from the project

The Catalogue of WB is available online: the results of the project

Welcoming Bologna’s Catalogue is online! Following the methodological toolkit, the catalogue presents the results of this project and recount the process which has been active at a local level, giving voice to those figures involved first hand in the realisation of the initiatives: social workers, volunteers, journalists, entrepreneurs and citizens contributed to make Bologna a … Continue reading The Catalogue of WB is available online: the results of the project

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From design to communication: the Welcoming Bologna toolkit

From its design to its communication, to its use in the field: our methodological manual is live online. This tool brings together and details the working methodology developed throughout this project, inspired by the Welcoming America initiative and aimed at making the communities of the metropolitan area of Bologna more open to dialogue with, and … Continue reading From design to communication: the Welcoming Bologna toolkit

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