Diversity policy in employment and service provision - Case study: Brescia, Italy
Because of its flourishing economy, Brescia is one of the Italian cities which has attracted a large number of migrants, especially in the last decade. In the field of employment, people with a migration background are employed by the city only within the office providing services to the migrant population – the Office of Integration and Citizenship. However, no specific policy is devised to improve the access of people with a migration background to jobs in the local administration. The main reasons for this are that immigration is a young phenomenon in Italian cities, and the requirement to hold an EU passport to be allowed to work in the public sector.