How does the roundtable work?
The administration calls upon the “Tavoli” as needed, more or less monthly, to deal with issues related to areas such as migration or homelessness. To date, the “Tavoli” have followed the aim of improving coordination of local political efforts in relation to migration by bringing public sector measures in line with those taken by civil society.
What is the outcome?
Through the roundtables, especially the one for migration, the administration hears from civil society members present about specific incidents and problems that foreign citizens have encountered with the administration. Following a series of exchanges with local actors, the foreigners’ registration office was able to improve the services it provided and address some of its failings. “It is possible to say that civil society has stimulated and provided a bottom-up capacity-building process that the administration, on the other side, has welcomed. [...]”