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Other Institutional Entities

Local Determining Asylum Commission

In Italy, asylum applications are first examined by the Local Determining Asylum Commissions, administrative organs located throughout the nation.

Provincial Centres for Adult Education (CPIA)

CPIA is a structure of the Ministry of Education which provides education for adults and young adults who have not completed their first cycle of education or compulsory schooling.


The Universities of Cagliari and Sassari promote and support the involvement of young beneficiaries and applicants for international protection in university courses, giving them the opportunity to begin, resume, and complete their studies.

Welfare Centres and Trade Unions

The Welfare and Tax Assistance Centres, located throughout the region, provide a free public utility service for Italian and foreign workers and citizens who request their assistance.

Local Authorities

The Local Authorities manage direct relations with users through the counters located in the territory. Support services and interventions are aimed at minors, individuals and families in need, people with disabilities or physical or mental health problems, elderly people, as well as homeless people, women victims of violence, unaccompanied foreign minors, people in need of protection or support due to conditions of fragility and necessity.


The Italian Ministries which mainly deal in various ways with the management of migration are the Ministry of Labour and Social Policies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Education, University and Research, and the Ministry of Health.

Regional Child and Adolescent Protection Authority

The Regional Child and Adolescent Protection Authority has been established by Law no. 112 of 12 July 2011 to fully enforce of the Convention on the Rights of the Child at the national level, and to ensure protection of children’s and adolescents’ rights in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.


Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter- governmental organization in the field of migration.

Association of Italian Municipalities (ANCI)

The Sardinian Association of Italian Municipalities has established its Migrants Reception Service to provide Sardinian local authorities with all useful technical and institutional support. ANCI is responsible for assisting and advising Sardinian municipalities, as well as coordinating and promoting activities between different institutions.

Police Headquarters

Police headquarters cooperate with the Region of Sardinia and other entities to implement operational procedures aimed at ensuring that basic needs are met when small groups of migrants land directly on the southern coast of Sardinia as well as when planned landings take place in the port of Cagliari. They also help meet the need to identify migrants and then house them in Initial Reception Centres.