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Who we are

Dedalus’ staff comprises economists, sociologists, psychologists, social operators, vocational trainers, cultural mediators and peer operators with proven experience in researching, planning and managing social services.
Our activities address problems related to gender, ethnicity and other forms of discrimination, the social exclusion of vulnerable groups, violence and abuse. We provide our beneficiaries a wide range of services, including information and guidance, cultural mediation in accessing social and health services, social protection, shelter, counselling and training.


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Dedalus’ staff comprises economists, sociologists, psychologists, social operators, vocational trainers, cultural mediators and peer operators with proven experience in researching, planning and managing social services.
Our activities address problems related to gender, ethnicity and other forms of discrimination, the social exclusion of vulnerable groups, violence and abuse. We provide our beneficiaries a wide range of services, including information and guidance, cultural mediation in accessing social and health services, social protection, shelter, counselling and training.


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Dedalus is a non-profit organisation founded in 1981 by a group of people with different backgrounds, skills and knowledge: experts in economics and the labour market, sociologists and social policy researchers. We are an economic, social and democratic enterprise, which aims to improve the wellbeing of local communities and create job opportunities for their members.

We also work to ensure equal rights in our workplace, regardless of roles, nationalities, gender or religious affiliation.

Dedalus has always been characterised by participatory working, socialisation and the sharing of cultural proposals. We are attentive to differences and firm our mission of creating welcoming and supportive communities. We do this on the basis that communities are safer when they embrace those who have been pushed out and give them a voice, and do not shy from challenges of mediating a peaceful coexistence.

Since 1986, we have taken particular interest in issues relating to migration and the rights and duties of migrants in their efforts toward emancipation and citizenship. We became a type A social cooperative in 1999, and since 2007, we have strengthened our commitment to training social workers and our beneficiaries. We were accredited as a training institution in the Campania Region in 2006, and received a Child10 award in 2020 for exceptional child advocacy.

We currently promote and support reception, job orientation and citizenship pathways, particularly for victims of trafficking, unaccompanied foreign minors, women in difficulty and transsexuals.

 


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President: Elena de Filippo

Border of directors : Gaetana Castellaccio, Elena de Filippo, Olimpio Marino, Andrea Morniroli, Giacomo Smarrazzo

Members: 39 people, including 9 foreigners and 30 women

Employers: 69 people, including 20 foreigners and 53 women

 

 


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Dedalus activities are mostly financed and supported by national and local public bodies, but also by private companies and foundations:

Main public bodies
Department for Equal Opportunities of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (Italy).
It supports activities in fight of trafficking, by financing social protection and integration programmes for victims.

Italian Home Office, through the SOLID European Fund.
It finances innovative projects for the Integration of Third Country Nationals.

Ministry of Labour, Health and Welfare (Italy).
It financed an experimental microcredit project to promote self-employment of immigrants in Southern Italy;

Campania Region and Municipalities, financing shelters, training courses, innovative projects for the integration of migrants.

Healthcare local public bodies (ASL). They finance cultural mediation initiatives in the hospitals, medical centres and counselling services addressing women.

Main private organizations:

Fondazione Vodafone Italiacon il Sud, Impresa con i Bambini, Fondazione San Zeno, Fondazione Alta Mane Italia, and Charlemagne Foundation, Never Alone, 8*1000 Chiesa Valdese.
They supported several innovative projects focused on care, sheltering, social and work integration of unaccompanied minors.


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If you are a company
You can sponsor either one of Dedalus’ program areas or a specific project. Contact us and we will define together which goals we can reach with your help.

You can also make donations:
Bank account:
IT 55 A 05018 03400 000000 103577

 

If you are an individual
You can support our activities through a donation:
Bank account:
IT 55 A 05018 03400 000000 103577

You can also support our activities by joining our campaigns and buying our merchandising materials.


 

Contacts and information:
info@coopdedalus.it
+39 081293390

 


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