Italian cities on the front line: managing migration between 2013 and 2018

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Andrea Tobia Zevi, Associate Research Fellow, Global Cities Desk, Italian Institute of International Political Studies (ISPI)

The Italian case clearly demonstrates that any solution to the global governance challenge posed by migration requires strong cooperation with local authorities and communities. As in many other European countries, the huge rise in immigration described by prevailing discourses does not correspond to actual numbers and statistics. As a counterweight to this, a rational account of the situation in Italy is urgently needed in the Italian public debate.