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About Us

The SIMN Europe-Africa is the Regional Office of the Scalabrini International Migration Network responsible of the actions and endeavors’ coordination performed by the Scalabrinians in Europe and Africa.

Vision

SIMN’s vision is to foster a leading global network that serves migrants, refugees, internally displaced persons, seafarers, and itinerants, and advocates for their dignity and rights worldwide.

Mission

SIMN’s mission is to safeguard and promote the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees, internally displaced people, seafarers, itinerants, and people on the move around the world.

What we do

SIMN works closely with other entities at the national and international level, promoting comprehensive service programs and advocating for the dignity and rights of migrants and their families.

OUR HISTORY

The Scalabrinian Congregation was founded in 1887 by Blessed Bishop John Baptist Scalabrini to assist millions of Italians who were migrating to the American continent. From the end of the 19th century until post-World War II, the Scalabrinians worked to establish parishes, schools, hospitalsmigrant service centers, cultural centers, orphanages, nursing homes, cooperatives, migrant associations, and service committees. During the 1960s, the Scalabrinian Congregation extended its mission to all migrants and expanded its outreach worldwide. As a result, the Congregation’s programs and services have multiplied, especially for the neediest and most vulnerable migrants, refugees, internally displaced people, and seafarers. In order to strengthen coordination and networking of these services and to promote political and public awareness of the needs of migrants worldwide, SIMN was established in 2005. SIMN has actively worked to promote services, advocacy, and development programs to safeguard and protect the dignity and the rights of migrants and people on the move around the world. 
 
The SIMN Regional Office for Europe and Africa was opened in 2007. The following Scalabrinian entities fall under its responsibility: Agenzia Scalabriniana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (ASCS), Fondazione Centro Studi Emigrazione Roma (CSER), Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA), Scalabrini Center of Cape Town (SCCT), Humilitas Onlus, Fondazione Attività Scalabriniane (FAS), Centre d’information et d’tudes sur les migrations internationales (CIEMI), Scalamusic, Scalabrini International Migration Institute Onlus (SIMI) e Associazione Scalabriniana (UCoS).

PROJECTS ON THE SPOT

Casa Scalabrini 634

Rome, Italy

Casa Scalabrini 634, a project of ASCS Onlus, is the center of the Welcoming and Inclusive Community’s Program (CAI) of the Scalabrinian Congregation. The project welcomes refugees, both families and young adults by conducting a semi-autonomy welcoming program and promotes the culture of integration within the local community. All the initiative and activities are open to refugees, migrants and locals.

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Nutritional Center

Maratane, Mozambiquie

The Scalabrinians work in the Refugee Camp of Maratane where there are more than 9,000 refugees and 10,000 Mozambicans. The Nutritional Center works to contrast malnutrition with 150 children between 0 and 5 years old by providing food, giving to the mothers the possibility of weighting, washing  and have them checked by a nutritionist and promoting meetings on hygiene and balanced nutrition.

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Lawrence House

Cape Town, South Africa

The Lawrence House is a program of the Scalabrini Center of Cape Town to face the challenge of unaccompanied minors in South Africa. The project hosts 25 unaccompanied children and teenagers and follows their daily activities between home, school, sport and entertainment. Thanks to the support of the staff and many volunteers, the house offers the possibility of living in a new family and being loved. 

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