CITTALIA is an ANCI foundation for the promotion and dissemination of the culture of reception, integration and citizenship, helping to strengthen the role of cities in the pursuit of social inclusion policies.

Established in 2008, Cittalia has carried out activities in the fields of the environment, public and private institutions, and innovation and has focused on welfare and social inclusion.

Its study and research activities include new projects on asylum, human rights, immigration, citizenship, social inclusion, social and health policies.

Cittalia includes the Servizio Centrale, the central co-ordination office of SAI – Sistema di accoglienza e integrazione  (Reception end Integration System).

Managed by ANCI (the National Association of Italian Municipalities) with the operational support of Fondazione Cittalia, the Servizio Centrale also undertakes tasks involving information, promotion, consultancy and technical assistance for local authorities and monitors the presence of applicants for and beneficiaries of international protection in Italy (

Cittalia provides municipalities with information and services on the main European financing programmes and support for Euro-planning activities in the Foundation’s main areas: #citizenship #reception #integration.


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Leonardo Domenici

Luca Pacini

Members of the Foundation’s Council:
Matteo Biffoni, Maria Chiara Fornasari, Matteo Ricci

Cesare Cava, Maurizio Mancianti, Emanuele Navigli


For general inquires –

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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