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ELSA Italy

Galassini D'Elia, S. A., Pelliconi, A., Mele, C. , Massa, E., De Gregorio, F. S., Gallotti, G., Passaniti, G., Carnat, I., Montemitro, L., Randazzo, L. & Biondi, V. (2018). ELSA Italy. In: Caja, J., Kalk, K., Tranova, K. , Monteiro, B. F., Zidanaki, M., Athanasopoulou, I., Markoviti, A., Denu, P., Sedjakins, O. & van de Walle, V. (Eds.), International Legal Research Group on Migration Law The European Law Students’ Association. (pp. 892-954). ELSA - European Law Students Association.


In the last 50 years, Italy has experienced a relevant transformation, starting from an emigrant nation (according to the last statistics from the Ministry of the Interior, there are more than 4.636.647 Italians still living abroad) to become an immigrant destination.
From 1970 until now, migrant citizens with regular residence permits in Italy have increased, with a rate of growth that looks almost unstoppable: at the beginning of 2017, there were more than 5,047,028 foreign nationals resident in Italy.
This numbers, added to the illegal immigrants whose numbers are difficult to define, outline a complex situation, characterized by immigrant flows from almost 200 different countries, especially Central Eastern Europe (Albania, Romania and Ukraine), Northern Africa (Morocco), China and the Indian subcontinent (Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka).
This historically important phenomenon requires in-depth analysis in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the Italian legislation and intervention policies, and to find concrete solutions to help immigrants settling in our country.

Publication Type: Book Section
Publisher Keywords: Migrants; Refugees; Europe
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
K Law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
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