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The "Patronato" Inca (Istituto Nazionale Confederale di Assistenza) was born February 11, 1945 on the occasion of the First Congress of the CGIL. Its mission is to defend the rights of workers and of all Italian citizens residing abroad and also to contribute to a reform of the social legislation to implement a protection system based on the principles of equality and freedom.

The "Patronato" is a typical Italian institution whose function is to assist and defend people for free in the field of social security.

INCA CGIL is the oldest and largest organization of "patronato" in the world, it is present in Italy, North America (Canada and USA), South America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile , Uruguay and Venezuela), Australia, Europe (Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, UK, Spain and Sweden) and Africa (Morocco and Senegal).