Due to the presence of representatives of different nationalities among the founding members (Italian, Rwandan, Sri Lankan, Zairian, Nigerian, Jordanian, Albanian, Togolese, and Tunisian) and in line with its mission, Les Cultures has always dedicated a considerable part of its energies and resources to the issue of integration.
Our goal was – and still is – to promote contact and cultural exchange between different peoples aiming at eliminating stereotypes and prejudices and promoting social cohesion.
Over the years, we have promoted several activities related to the social and political conditions of the countries in the southern hemisphere, fostering the adoption of an informed and supportive position in the public debate, organizing conferences and debates, seminars, training courses and events.
The association has also carried out two studies in local secondary schools about the issue of racism in collaboration with the teachers.
Since 2000 Les Cultures has been working in the education and healthcare fields. We organize several projects aiming at integrating foreign minors in schools, cultural mediation services and foreign adult literacy courses. The association also provides orientation and legal support to migrants.
Huge importance is given to the linguistic and cultural mediation service. It meets the demand for a correct management of the relations with migrants requested by an increasing number of institutions and private entities that need to interact every day with people whose nationalities and cultures are different from theirs.
Les Cultures can rely on the collaboration with qualified mediators whose nationalities are the most present in our area. They act as bridges between foreign and local people aiming at facilitating the integration of the former in the society.