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In Italy there are programs that offer protection and assistance to those who find or have found
themselves being exploited. These programs deliver protection by providing housing in safe
shelters, give legal and medical assistance and, should you desire it, help gain residence in
Italy. When you call, you will be adviced to enroll in a special assistance program whose
guidelines will be explained.
You are free to call simply to get information, to find out more about the services that are
available or to ask for immediate help.
The Helpline is free and confindential.

Should you find yourself in this situation, you can:

  • Get information about about the law and what kind of assistance you are entitled to receive
  • Get the medical assistance you need
  • If your personal safety is a concern, you can be placed in a safe shelter
  • You can ask to remain in Italy by applying for international protection or by requesting another type of residence permit
  • Or you can ask to be repatriated to the country of origin via a program of assisted voluntary return.
“I trusted this woman who promised me she would help me get to Italy to change my life. Now, after a terrible journey, I find myself here, forced into prostitution to repay a debt.”
J. R. 22 years old
“I faced a long journey because my father decided that I should come to Europe to help the family. Now I work 10 hours a day, every day of the week, without rest. I live in the same place where I work, and I'm still repaying the debt for the trip to the person who placed me at this job.”
M. H. 18 years old
“They enticed me to leave by telling me that I would have a better life. Now I live on the street and beg, giving a portion of the money I earn to those who made me come.”
G. S. 20 years old

Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri / Ministero dell’Interno / Unhcr

Asilo e immigrazione corsi Evidenza


The call is open to all refugee-led and community-based organizations which foster participation of refugees and asylum seekers into the life of the Country. Project proposals shall respond to at least one of the three strategic objectives of the programme:

Objective 1 – Protect the rights of the asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection, particularly those with specific needs (women, elderly, Gender Based Violence and/or torture survivors, victims of trafficking, unaccompanied children, persons with disability, others).

Objective 2 – Promote activities aimed at enhancing integration for refugees and asylum seekers, as well as enhancing their active and meaningful participation in social, economic and cultural life. 

Objective 3 – Promote social cohesion with local communities, through initiatives of solidarity and promotion of measures to combat discrimination, xenophobia and racism.

Deadline to submit proposals is 17th of March 2023.
An online event will be conducted soon to present the call Monday, 6th of March 2023.

A maximum of EUR 6,000 may be requested for each project proposal and may only be spent for operational purposes. Projects must be realised by 31 October 2023.

To download the call for proposals, click here.

For more information please click here.

Asilo e immigrazione Asilo e immigrazione Before you go Before you go Evidenza Evidenza Lavoro Lavoro

The new decreto flussi, the legislature that establishes the number of non-EU workers who will be allowed to enter Italy has been released

On January 26, 2023, the ministerial decree approved on December 29, 2022, that sets the quota for non-EU workers who will be allowed to enter Italy to work, was published by the government.

A maximum of 82,705 individuals will be allowed to enter, of whom:

– 44,000 for seasonal work,

– 38,705 for non seasonal work, of these:

  • 30,105 entries are set aside for those seeking non seasonal employment in the following fields: trucking, construction, tourism and hospitality, mechanics, telecommunications, food processing, naval construction and self-employment.
  • 1,000 entries are set aside for those workers who have been trained abroad by participating in programs approved by the government, such as Before you go, that is gaining more and more participants.

Conversion of Residence Permits

If you are already in possession of the following permits, you can apply to change  their status:

  1. Seasonal Work Visa
  2. Student Visa or Permit
  3. Long – Stay Visa in other EU countries


    March 27, 2023, is the date when all applications can be filed. They will be accepted until the quota is fulfilled, or the deadline of December 31, 2023 is reached.

    PLEASE NOTE: All applications received will be processed according to the chronological order in which they were sent. It is best to prepare all the necessary papers as quickly as possible, otherwise there is the danger that an application will not be accepted due to the quota having been filled.

    Shortly a government memorandum will be published that will include an explanation of  the changes that have been introduced and the procedure to follow.

    For further information on the Decreto flussi, problems and procedures: 
decreto flussi