Indeed, there are 60 000 migrants in Naples and as a consequence many associations to help them. These associations, in majority, have been active for more than three years, hire more than 10 employees, mostly Italian women with a middle to high education degree. There beneficiaries are in majority young people from Sub Saharan Africa and Eastern Europe and only in minority from Asia.
During the discussions, two categories of associations emerged. On the one hand, the ethnical associations mostly helping their own community and on the other hand, the Italian associations helping the migrants. The three major ones are LESS, represented at the table by Marika Visconti, Dedalus represented by Elena de Filippo and the CGIL.
Both categories offer many services to migrants such as training and consulting for social entrepreneurship as Project Ahead does, represented by Marco Traversi at the table. However, they tend to outsource the linguistic activities and the legal advice. Baby-sitting stands out as one of the most appreciated services.