NATIONAL COORDINATION ROME
National coordination of MH - Refugee and Migrant Programme is based at the
Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI) in Rome.
The Rome office coordinates
management and reception
of people who have arrived through our humanitarian corridors ( HC), some of whom are
destined for facilities linked to FCEI, others to the Diaconia Valdese or other bodies and
associations. The office also manages various cases of people referred by churches, private
individuals and associations, dealing with socio-legal and healthcare guidance, psychological
support, and school and job placement.
The Rome office also ensures participation in awareness-raising campaigns on migration issues, Protestant representation, and relations with international Protestant and ecumenical organisations, including the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), which is based in Brussels. MH participates in institutional round-tables and working groups, collaborates with other associations and NGOs, undertakes advocacy at a national, European and global level. The Rome office also coordinates MH volunteering. Thanks to its internationally recognised experience in pioneering and managaing humanitarian corridors, MH is partner and lead partner in two AMIF (European Asylum and Migration Fund )funded projects to develop a coordinated network of new and existing complementary access routes, and a national framework for “ community sponsorship” for Italy. These are the SAFE project ( based in France and Italy, in collaboration with OXFAM) and the COMET project COMET (COMplementary pathways nETwork, involving 14 partners from 7 different countries: Italy, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, United Kingdom, Spain).