Migrants, Complementary Currency, Integration: ideas from an Italian Case

The social and labour market integration of migrants must happen in a way that strengthens social cohesion in the recipient communities. This has been ignored, as lawmakers all over Europe mainly focus on the management of the reception of the applicants for international protection. Taking the experience of San Martino in Rio (Emilia Romagna, Italy) as case study, Giovanni Calvellini argues that local currencies can help the integration and economic emancipation of migrants – at the same time as general social integration.