The project’s main objective was to understand social unrests of migrant children and families derived from transnational migration, taking into account both internal and external factors. Furthermore, the research aimed to develop and test a complex and integrated model of taking charge: complex because it wanted to act on multiple factors, at many levels with different interventions; integrated because it wanted to bring together and coordinate all participants of the taking charge (children, parents, community, citizenship, health and social services, teachers and third sector operators).
Through a PAR methodology (Participatory Action Research) and qualitative and quantitative methodologies, the research brought out some characteristic aspects of the onset of this unrest in children, like prolonged detachment of children from parents, economic instability, precarious housing situations, lack of parental awareness and parental tools.
The project was implemented from 2018 to 2021 in schools, institutions, and communities (Chinese above all) in the cities of Prato and Ravenna. Academics connections with Almeria University and teachers from primary and secondary grade were established. The project received EU funds, Governmental funds, as well as financial support from third sector and local authorities.