GEA is involved directly and with network partnerships, in the widespread welcoming and accompaniment of vulnerable people and families, such as migrants seeking international protection, including victims of intentional violence and/or trafficking, single-parent families leaving the welcoming system, people admitted to alternative measures to detention and/or end of sentence.
Gea supports and accompanies the paths of individuals and families with socio-educational tools and with professionalism, from the initial phases of disorientation to regularisation to an economic and social autonomy, ensuring full support in all phases of integration in the host territories.
We respond to the challenges – personal and contextual – that arise in the pathway to social inclusion: legal aspects, employment and social integration, housing autonomy, education and training, psycho-educational support, training and awareness-raising of the operators and citizens involved. The activities are built on current and evolving needs and requirements of the beneficiaries.
Reception and social inclusion projects are supported by qualified professional and qualified devices: social services, educators and psychologists, linguistic and cultural mediation, labour market operators, social co-housing services.
Two priority objectives are pursued through welcoming:
- Empowerment and self-reliance of individuals and households, providing the necessary tools to face challenges and achieve personal, relational, educational and work-related success;
- Social cohesion by strengthening ties of affinity and solidarity between individuals and communities to reduce processes of exclusion and discrimination.
The various actions and relations maintained, with institutional and non-institutional actors, aim to promote:
- Reflections and assessments on relevant issues
- The research and valuing of resources to meet the needs expressed by the territory
- Designing innovative projects to meet these needs
- Management of direct interventions
- Support and advice for migrant groups, associations and local public services.