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Safe Bridges for migrant workers

duration: 3 years 8 months (From 1 February 2008 to 30 September 2011)
budget: not communicated

The initiative focuses on strengthening legal channels for labour migration from Ukraine and Moldova to Italy, and sees, for the first time, trade unions (in the countries of origin and destination) as direct protagonists in the governance of migration, in close relationship with institutional public authorities and private actors.

The labour migration has now become a topic of extraordinary importance in Europe and particularly in Italy, that over the past 20 years has been the country of destination of migration flows. Through this initiative, three union, already heavily involved in the reception of migrant workers in Italy, attempts to provide a first union response to the theme of migration linked to those of international labour mobility and development, laying the foundations for a structural collaboration with trade unions in countries of origin.