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NOTE OF THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS – “Report card in your pocket” project for refugee minors

The project “Report card in your pocket – Channels of study for refugee minors”, promoted by UNHCR and INTERSOS, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Interior and co-funded by the Italian Episcopal Conference and Migrantes Foundation, has begun. The first five young refugees, Sudanese from Darfur, have arrived in Italy today, 15 October.

Developing the offer of innovative legal pathways to Europe (as also advocated in the new European Pact on Migration and Asylum), the initiative creates a complementary channel of migration for 35 unaccompanied minors between 16 and 17 who fled the violence in Darfur and took refuge first in Libya and then in Niger. The reception process is ensured through family fostering and inclusion in a study pathway promoted by the Network of Provincial Centres for Adult Education (CPIA) of the Piedmont Region.

“Report card in your pocket” project launches a new reception model of refugees and vulnerable migrants. It addresses particularly fragile beneficiaries such as unaccompanied minors legally and safely. It is also implementing an original scheme of “community sponsorship” on the territory.