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MPG’s Head of Research Giacomo Solano explains challenges faced by migrants in Italy regarding political participation in an article in Domani

In a feature on migration in the Italian newspaper Domani published on 17 July, Giacomo Solano, MPG’s Head of Research, explains the numerous integration difficulties faced by migrants in Italy. 

“Apart from not being authorised or having strong limitations to their right to vote, they have little or no support for participating in public life. This creates a vicious cycle. And the fact that second-generation migrants often face a difficult process to acquire Italian citizenship produces a negative effect on their political participation as well.” 

The article analyses the political participation of migrants and second generations in Italy. 

According to the article, in 2021, there were 5.2 million foreigners living in Italy, but just a small portion have obtained citizenship and can participate in political life. 

Find the article here. 

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