DAL SUMMIT NAZIONALE DELLE DIASPORE AL FORUM DELLE DIASPORE
The National Diaspora Summit has been promoting the active role of Diasporas as a bridge between Countries and Societies and as key actors in the Economic, Cultural and Social exchange between Italy and resident migrants’ countries of origin.
In recent years, the National Diaspora Summit has been an ongoing path of dialogue between migrant associations and communities in Italy, institutions, businesses and the non-profit sector. The project is currently in its third stage named ‘‘DRAFT the Future! Towards a Diaspora Forum in Italy‘, which will lead to the creation of the Forum composed of diaspora associations dealing with development cooperation.
The project is funded by the Italian Cooperation – the Directorate General for Development Cooperation (DGCS) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation as well as the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) together with the Le Réseau Association.
The National Diaspora Summit platform will also continue to represent a yearly occasion for mutual exchange between the major stakeholders of Italian cooperation with the aim of continuing to create moments of training and awareness-raising on migration and development issues, networking, designing synergies and partnerships in emerging countries.