21 Nov PETTINENGO WELCOMING TOWN
“Pettinengo, welcoming town” is a project which involves gathering, exchanging and training with the goal of generating virtuous paths of understanding and learning among the persons seeking international protection and the local community.
It is meant to be a social solidarity pact which enhances and improves the individual professional skills of all through learning a profession, overcoming the concept of welfare reliance.
Three simple rules:
INVOLVEMENT IN THE WELCOMING COMMUNITY
through the enhancement of resources and local skills
ACTIVITIES AND SERVICES ALSO AIMED AT THE LOCAL COMMUNITY
to avoid a war between the poor
HOSTING SPREAD OVER THE TERRITORY
in small buildings and possibly state-owned properties
From welcoming 15 asylum-seekers in Villa Piazzo in 2014, we now count almost 140 people spread over 11 small residencies within the territory. We employ over 20 people in Pettinengo and allocate over €70,000 per month for wages, food expenditure and services.
Every day, we clean streets, public parks and trails: all thanks to the city council, local associations and the people we welcomed.
“Pettinengo, welcoming town” is known at national and international level as the pilot project of Best Practices: a model of inclusion for small mountain communities.