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

Sport between inclusion and participation: the story of the ninth initiative

A day of interaction and knowledge, of participation and inclusion, with one stand-out protagonist: sport. On Saturday 21st April – a very significant date marking the anniversary of the Liberation of Bologna – the Beltrame reception centre opened its doors, transforming itself into a meeting place that brought together the citizens of Bologna, newcomers and … Continue reading Sport between inclusion and participation: the story of the ninth initiative

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The “Living Library”: stories and paths beyond prejudices

There are many special books which enable different generations, cultures, people, paths and ways of living to come together: these are the books by the “Living Library“, our sixth initiative organized by  ANCeSCAO Bologna. Despite the snow fall on March 1st, many still came to Montanari social center to listen live to the life stories … Continue reading The “Living Library”: stories and paths beyond prejudices

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A “digital day”: notes from the fifth initiative

Communication and its digital tools are essential elements for reception projects and processes of inclusion: from apps to social networks, these types of instruments have extraordinary potential and a great ability to produce change and bring about improvement. This was the common thread that brought togetherthe many different contributions of Welcome to Digital Inclusion, our … Continue reading A “digital day”: notes from the fifth initiative

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