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Country Information Sheet Italy

Ministry with overall responsibility

  • Ministero Dell'Interno / Ministry of Interior – Department for Civil Liberties and Immigration
    [L Italian]
  • Ministero del Lavoro e delle Politiche Sociali - Immigrazione / Ministry of Labour and Social Policies - Immigration
    [L Italian]

Other Ministries involved

  • Italia - Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - Il Portale Del Governo Italiano / Office of the Prime Minister - Italian Government Portal
    [L Italian
  • Ministero della Cooperazione Internazionale e Integrazione / Ministry of International Cooperation and Integration
    [L Italian]
  • Ministero Della Giustizia / Ministry of Justice
    [L Italian]
  • Ministero dell'Istruzione Università e Ricerca / Ministry of Education, University and Research
    [L Italian]

Policy papers or programmes

  • Documento programmatico relativo alla politica dell'immigrazione e degli stranieri in Italia per il triennio 2004- 2006 / Planning document concerning Italian policy on immigration and foreigners 2004-2006
    [D Italian]
  • Documento di Programmazione Economica e Finanziaria 2010-2013 / Economic and financial planning document 2010-2013
    [L Italian]
  • Cittadini : Iniziative per l'integrazione /  The Civis Project: Towards a multicultural society 
    [L Italian]

Key legislation

  • Legge 5 febbraio 1992, n. 91, 'Nuove norme sulla cittadinanza'/ Law 5.2.1992, no. 91, 'New provisions on citizenship'
    [D Italian]
  • Decreto Legislativo 25 luglio 1998, n. 286 recante 'Testo Unico delle Disposizioni concernenti la disciplina dell’immigrazione e norme sulla condizione dello straniero' /  Legislative Decree 25.7.1998, No. 286 on 'Consolidated Act of Provisions concerning immigration and the condition of third country nationals'
    [D Italian]
  • Decreto del Ministro per le pari opportunità 23 novembre 1999. Indicazione dei criteri e modalità preordinati alla selezione dei programmi di assistenza e di integrazione sociale disciplinati dall'art. 18 del testo unico delle disposizioni concernenti la disciplina dell'immigrazione e norme sulla condizione dello straniero. (stranieri extracomunitari) / Decree November 23th, 1999. Criteria and methods for the evaluation of programs of assistance and social integration in accordance with  Art. 18 of the Law no. 286/99.
    [D Italian]
  • D.P.C.M. 9 dicembre 1999, n. 535, Comitato per i Minori Stranieri - Regolamento / Prime Ministerial decree of 9 December 1999, no. 535, Commission for foreign minors - Regulations
    [L Italian]
  • Legge n. 189, 26 agosto 2002 - 'Modifica alla normativa in materia di immigrazione e di asilo' / Law 189, 26 August 2002 - 'Modificaion of immigration and asylum norms'
    [L Italian]
  • L. n. 296/2006 istituzione di un fondo denominato “Fondo per l’inclusione sociale degli immigrati”, destinato a favorire l’inclusione sociale dei migranti e dei loro familiari / Law 296/2006. Finance Bill no. 296 provided for the establishment of  a "Fund for the social inclusion of immigrants," aimed at promoting migrants and their families’ social inclusion.
    [L Italian]
  • Decreto Legislativo 8 gennaio 2007, n. 3, 'Attuazione della direttiva 2003/109/CE relativa alllo status dei cittadini di paesi terzi soggiornanti di lungo periodo' /  Legislative Decree 8.1.2007, no. 3, 'Transposition of the Directive 2003/109/CE concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents'
    [D Italian]
  • Decreto Legislativo 8.1.2007, n. 5, 'Attuazione della direttiva 2003/86/CE relative al diritto di ricongiungimento familiare' / Legislative Decree 8.1.2007, no. 5, 'Transposition of the directive 2003/86CE on the right to family reunification'
    [D Italian]
  • Decreto Ministro dell’interno 26 luglio 2007. Modalità di presentazione della dichiarazione di presenza resa dagli stranieri per soggiorni di breve durata per visite, affari, turismo e studio di cui alla legge 28 maggio 2007, n. 68. (stranieri extracomunitari) / Interior Minister Decree - July 26th 2007. Submission of declaration of presence made by (non-EU) short stay-foreigners – sightseeing, business, tourism, study – with reference to Law no. 68 of 28 May 2007.
    [D Italian]
  • Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei ministri 21 maggio 2008 - Dichiarazione dello stato di emergenza in relazione agli insediamenti di comunità nomadi nel territorio delle regioni Campania, Lazio e Lombardia / Prime Ministerial decree of 21 May 2008 - Declaration of emergency in Campania, Latium and Lombardy as a result of Roma settlements
    [D Italian]
  • Direttiva sui minori stranieri richiedenti asilo (diritto d’asilo) / Directive on foreign minors asylum seekers
    [D Italian]
  • Legge n. 94, 15 luglio 2009 - 'Disposizioni in materia di sicurezza pubblica' / Law 94, 15 July 2009 - 'Public security measures'
    [D Italian]
  • Decreto del Ministero dell'Interno 28 settembre 2009 - Regole tecniche e di sicurezza relative al permesso ed alla carta di soggiorno (stranieri extracomunitari) / Interior Minister Decree - September 28th 2009. Technical rules and safety requirements regarding permits and the unpermanent residence permit certiicate (non-EU foreigners)
    [D Italian]
  • In 2009, some changes relating to immigration in Italy occurred with the so-called "pacchetto sicurezza" (security package). These laws and rules are no longer included in immigration legislation however; they now feature in a collection of laws related to public security.
    They include: L. 125/08 [L Italian] / D.lgs 160/08 [L Italian] / D.lgs 159/08 [L Italian]
  • Decreto del Ministro dell’Interno 4 giugno 2010 - Modalità di svolgimento del test di conoscenza della lingua italiana, previsto dall'articolo 9 del decreto legislativo 25 luglio 1998, n. 286, introdotto dall'articolo 1, comma 22, lettera i) della legge n. 94/2009 (stranieri extracomunitari) / Interior Minister Decree - June 4th 2010
    Procedures for testing Italian-language knowledge in accordance with Interior Ministry Decrees.
    [L Italian]
  • Decreto del Ministro degli affari esteri 11 maggio 2011 - Definizione delle tipologie dei visti d'ingresso e dei requisiti per il loro ottenimento (stranieri extracomunitari) / Minister of Foreign Affairs Decree - May 11th 2011. Definition of the types of entry visas and the requirements for obtaining them (non-EU foreigners)
    [L Italian]
  • Decreto Legge 9 febbraio 2012, n. 5. Disposizioni urgenti in materia di semplificazione e di sviluppo. Le nuove regole prevedono che i cambi di residenza divengano effettivi entro 2 giorni lavorativi dalla data di ricevimento della richiesta da parte dell’ufficio comunale, con decorrenza dalla data di presentazione delle dichiarazioni medesime. Questo interessa anche i cittadini stranieri, per cui viene indicata la documentazione necessaria da presentare all’atto della domanda. / Decree-law 5/2012 - Urgent provisions in the areas of simplification and development. Among various issues, this Decree defines new procedures (faster than before) in the area of residence registration (both for newly-arrrived immigrants and for those changing cities). The new rules require that changes of residence become effective within 2 working days of receipt of a request from the municipal office, with effect from the date of presentation of the statements.
    [D Italian]
  • Accordo di integrazione - Integration Agreement [D Italian]
  • Law 35/2012: simplifying the hiring of seasonal immigrants, registration and equality between foreigners and Italians in the administrative field of self-certification
    [D Italian]
  • Law no 92, 28 June 2012: Reform of the labour market that lays the foundation for increased productivity, economic growth and employment. (This law modifies art. 22 of the Legislative Decree 286/1998, introducing new rules for foreigners who have lost their jobs. The duration of the residence permit during the period of unemployment will be for a year instead of six months.) [D Italian]
  • Legislative Decree 108/2012 regulates immigration for work reasons of highly qualified people, excluding them from the annually-adjusted numerical quotas set by the ‘flow’ law
    [D Italian]
  • Legislative decree 109/2012 increases sanctions against employers who illegally hire foreign workers or seriously exploit them. The exploited worker who denounces his employer and cooperates with the authorities during the juridical process may be given a residence permit for humanitarian reasons.
    [D Italian]
  • Ocdpc n. 33 del 28 dicembre 2012. Regolamento della chiusura dello stato di emergenza umanitaria e rientro nella gestione ordinaria del Ministero dell'Interno e altre amministrazioni competenti /  Ocdpc n. 33 - December 28th 2012. Regulation of the lifting of a humanitarian assistance state of emergency and a return to the normal operations of the Ministry of the Interior and other relevant authorities.
    [D Italian]
  • Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri del 28 febbraio 2013. Disciplina della cessazione delle misure umanitarie di protezione temporanea concesse ai cittadini dei Paesi del Nord Africa affluiti nel territorio nazionale nel periodo 1° gennaio - 5 aprile 2011. / Prime Minister's Decree - February 28th 2013. Managing the cessation of humanitarian measures offering temporary protection to North-African country nationals who immigrated into Italy January 1st - April 5th 2011.
    [D Italian]
  • Decreto Legge n. 76/2013. Primi interventi urgenti per la promozione dell'occupazione, in particolare giovanile, della coesione sociale, nonche' in materia di Imposta sul valore aggiunto (IVA) e altre misure finanziarie urgenti / Legislative decree no. 76/2013. First measures for promoting employment, mainly among young people, social cohesion, VAT and other urgent financial measures [D Italian]
  • Decreto Flussi 2013 – Nuove quote di ingresso / Flows Decree 2013 – New requests are allowed (17,850) [D Italian]
  • Decreto Legislativo n. 145/2013: Destinazione Italia / Destination Italy (decree no 145/2013). In the framework of a new legislative decree (no. 145/2013), there is a section dedicated both to facilitating the entry of highly-skilled foreigners and the tertiary education of foreign students. [D Italian]
  • Decreto del Presidente del Consiglio dei Ministri Regolamento concernente la revisione delle modalità di determinazione e i campi di applicazione dell’Indicatore della situazione economica equivalente (ISEE) /Prime Minister's Decree on ISEE (Italian acronym for Equivalent Financial Position Indicator) [D Italian]
  • Decreto Legislativo sulla Protezione dei Diritti Fondamentali dei detenuti, n.146/2013 / Legislative decree on Protection of Fundamental Rights of Prisoners (no. 146/2013) [39388]           

 

                    

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Research and statistical agencies

Agencies implementing integration programmes

  • Consigli territoriali per l'immigrazione /  Single desk for immigration
    [L Italian] / [L Italian]
  • Cittadini (Information portal on integration and immigration)
    [L Italian]
  • Portale Integrazione Migranti. Vivere e Lavorare in Italia
    [L Italian]

Key stakeholders

  • ANCI /Associazione nazionale dei Comuni Italiani
    [L Italian]
  • Organismo Nazionale di Coordinamento per le politiche di integrazione sociale dei cittadini stranieri a livello locale  [L Italian]
  • Ufficio per le Politiche della multietnicità del Comune di Roma
    [L Italian]
  • FIERI / International and European Forum on Migration Research
    [L Italian]
  • Caritas Ambrosiana
    [L Italian]
 
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