Cittalia - Fondazione Anci Ricerche is a branch of ANCI (National association of Italian cities and municipalities) dedicated to research and study activities on issues of major interest for Italian Municipalities.
Founded in 2008, the Foundation initially got involved in environmental, institutional and innovation programs to then focus on welfare, social inclusion, local governance, public and urban policies. The mission of Cittalia is to support Italian cities and Municipalities in facing the challenges of a changing society, so that they can develop effective public policies and improve their capacity to plan, manage and assess their actions.
Cittalia is also involved in monitoring European policies on social issues and welfare in cities and, on behalf of ANCI, supports the action of Mayors and local councilors who are members of the Italian delegation to the Committee of the Regions. The Foundation is partner of many European projects regarding the promotion of social inclusion and citizenship rights at urban level and organizes events promoting awareness on these topics among local decision makers, urban practitioners and general audience.
During the 2012-2014 period Cittalia has been National Dissemination Point in Italy for URBACT, the European programme dedicated to urban governance and development.
Cittalia includes the Central Service of SPRAR (Servizio centrale) the coordination office of the Italian System of Protection for Asylum Seekers and Refugees (SPRAR).
Members of the Foundation’s Council:
Matteo Biffoni, Maria Chiara Fornasari, Matteo Ricci
Cesare Cava, Maurizio Mancianti, Emanuele Navigli
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For projects and networking opportunities
Mr. Gabriele Guazzo
For press and communication inquires
Mr. Victor Magiar
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On its website and social media channels, Cittalia provides information in Italian and in English on the best experiences of urban development in Italy and at global level. Through reportages, stories and live tweeting sessions it is possible to go through the latest updates on urban policies in Italy and in Europe.
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