Farsi Prossimo is conducting a pilot project called "Métissage", supported by Fondation CHANEL
Like other countries in the Mediterranean basin, Italy is a destination for people seeking safety from war, poverty and other threats in their home countries. In Milan, social cooperative Farsi Prossimo provides ways for roughly 6,000 people seeking refuge and asylum from their homes to connect with Italian people and culture. Farsi Prossimo, in partnership with various public bodies, manages the care of these vulnerable groups: women victims of human trafficking, refugees, severely marginalised people, unaccompanied foreign minors, etc. It has notably created several reception centres.
Since 2018, Farsi Prossimo has been running a pilot project called “Métissage”, supported by the CHANEL Foundation, using a new approach based on integration, welcome, dialogue and self reconstruction through art and culture. Aimed at the women housed in the shelters, the programme aims to develop their social and intercultural skills in order to restore their self-confidence and to promote their autonomy and integration into Italian society.