Evaluation of the projects “M’Interesso di Te” that foster unaccompanied foreign minors’ integration

Title M’Interesso di te (I Care About You)

Location Napoli, Torino, Catania, Roma (Italy)

Duration 28 months

Project leader Salesiani per il Sociale

Partners Comitato SCS/CNOS Piemonte e Valle d’Aosta, Istituto Salesiano E. Menichini, Associazione Metacometa, Associazione Rimettere le ali

Funding Fondo Beneficienza Intesa San Paolo




The number of unaccompanied foreign minors in Italy has risen from 1,754 in 2012 to 6,561 at the end of 2016. Th official numbers do not take into consideration those who are intercepted at the border or at their arrival. Unaccompanied foreign minors, together with young adults, are often in situations of social exclusion or at risk of marginalisation because they are invisible ore cannot be traced by the national reception system.

The project “M’interesso di te” (I care about you), implemented in 3 editions, was designed to reduce the phenomenon of social exclusion of  unaccompanied foreign minors and young adults found to be facing difficulties in starting a journey to independent lives, through specific intervention of taking care, socio-educational-sanitary-legal support, and job placement.

The project has devoted a specific attention to young foreign adults (18-25 years old) who face a difficult transition to adulthood. Activities were design to strengthen their skills and to support them on their path to autonomy.


General Objective

The Final Evaluation of the 2nd and 3rd edition of the project “M’Interesso di Te” aims to understand the main results achieved by the project at the end of its implementation.


Our contribution

In order to understand the changes triggered in the beneficiaries, in the main stakeholders and in the project areas, the M&E and Impact Assessment Unit favoured the application of a participatory and qualitative methodology that allowed to directly include the perceptions of beneficiaries, partners and operators. These activities were combined with desk analysis of project documents, assessment of OECD-DAC criteria and assessment of indicators.

During the field visits, the participatory methodology allowed to include the same beneficiaries, partners and operators in the evaluation activities and to get the evaluation as an important moment to increase the understanding and learning on the project.



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