This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This web site reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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Refugees Initiative

Bolzano senzatetto – obdachlos in Bozen

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INSTITUTION RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INITIATIVE

Free University of Bozen

COUNTRY

Italy

CITY

Bolzano

Address

piazza Università, 1 39100, Bolzano
Tel +39 0471 011000
Fax +39 0471 011009
[email protected]
[email protected]
[email protected]

TYPOLOGY

- Social Events

TARGET GROUPS

- Students

DESCRIPTION AND METHODOLOGIES

The aim of this project is to raise awareness on the issue of homeless people, many of whom are refugees, and to give concrete help to homeless people through project activities carried out by students.

Activities
In October 2019, a convention on homeless people was held with local speakers, from Austria and Germany. During this convention students of the Faculty of Design and Arts presented project proposals that they have developed to make life easier for the homeless.it was a project workshop where students designed products for the homeless, some of which will be made by a social cooperative from Trento. The materials that will be used for production are disused materials of the Salewa company, located in Bolzano. This company produces and distributes sporting goods, clothing and equipment. The results of the workshop were shown at the Bolzano furniture fair. During the convention a photographic exhibition was also presented with 20 portraits of the homeless. The photographer is Ludwig Talheimer

RESULTS AND IMPACT

The whole initiative had a strong impact on the local media which have widely reported our activities, thereby contributing to the awareness of citizenship.