Helping those who open their doors

All the opportunities to contribute to the protection, welcome and integration of unaccompanied fo-reign minors and young refugees in our cities.

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Do you want to take part in a family hospitality or solidarity project for unaccompanied foreign minors and young refugees? Select your comune and find out more. Our staff is available to answer your questions.

  • Are you from Bologna?

    Do you live in a comune of the Metropolitan City? Apply to receive more information on Vesta Fa-mily Hospitality, Family Support, Foster Care and Voluntary Tutelage of unaccompanied foreign minors.

    Apply here
  • Are you from Ferrara?

    Do you live in a comune in the Ferrara area? Apply to receive more information on Vesta Family Hospitality, Family Support, Foster Care and Voluntary Mentoring of unaccompanied foreign mi-nors.

    Apply here
  • Are you from another town?

    Do you want to take part? Contact us for more information on the forms of solidarity active throu-ghout the country.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I go ahead with the fostering of an unaccompanied foreign minor even if I am single?

Yes, married and unmarried couples, with children or without, and single persons are all eligible for offering foster care to an unaccompanied foreign minor.

What exactly is a ‘refugee’?

A refugee is someone who has a “well- founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, reli-gion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country” [Article 1A of the 1951 Geneva Convention concerning the status of refugees].

Is the consent of the unaccompanied foreign minor necessary to proceed with the fostering?

Yes, the consent of the unaccompanied foreign minor is always necessary to proceed with the foster care.