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Refugees Initiative

University Services for refugees

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Università di Firenze

COUNTRY

Italy

CITY

Florence

Address

Piazza San Marco, 4 Contact person: Prof. Ivana Accocella mail [email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Housing for refugee students

TARGET GROUPS

- Newly arrived refugees
- Students

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The University of Florence has the possibility to use 10 rooms (20 places) in the student dormitories managed by the "Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio"; these rooms can be made available to asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection present on the Italian territory or arriving from third countries through the University bridges promoted by Unhcr, as well as to scholars arriving from countries at risk through the SAR-Scholars at Risk network.

The University of Florence in coordination with "Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio", promotes scholarships for asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection present on the Italian territory.
Nowadays, Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio provides an annual call for scholarships for students in economic need, both Italian and non-Italian, which include: free access to University canteens for two meals a day; free accommodation in the student's dormitory or, if there is no room for all, payment of a cheque to contribute to rent; scholarship of 2. 000 euro per year as financial support for non-resident students. The call expressly provides that refugees or asylum seekers are not required to submit documentation proving their income situation, but may proceed by means of self-certification.