IRPPS (Institute for Research on Population and Social Policies) is an interdisciplinary research institute conducting studies on demographic and migrant matters, on welfare systems and social policies, on policies concerning science, technology and high education, on the relationships between science and society, on the creation, diffusion and availability of knowledge and information technologies. In the course of the renovation stage of the National Research Council (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche), from April 2002 IRPPS started to include the Institute for Research on the Population of Rome (Istituto di Ricerche sulla Popolazione di Roma – IRP), a part of the Institute for Studies on Scientific Research and Documentation (Istituto di Studi sulla Ricerca e la Documentazione Scientifica – ISRDS) and the Institute for Research on Social Security Dynamics (Istituto di Ricerche sulle Dinamiche della Sicurezza Sociale – IRIDISS) situated in Penta di Fisciano (province of Salerno).

The research activity is conducted on three main lines:

  • study of the relations between demographic trends and social and economic development;
  • study of social dynamics and policies in welfare systems;
  • study of the social change in connection with the diffusion of information technologies and knowledges.


Roma Capitale (Municipality of Rome), Department of Social Policies, Subsidiarity and Health.

  • The administration of the whole municipality has entrusted this department with the following activities:
  • city planning and coordination concerning social services
  • management and organization of projects valid within the municipality
  • realization of observatories and databases on phenomenons related to social disadvantage
  • elaboration of systems for the evaluation of the services available in the city
  • it carries out inspection and control functions according to the current regulations concerning the services supplied by third parties in favour of people who are in conditions of frailty (in particular minors, needy adults, the elderly and the disabled)
  • realization, through coordinated actions, of interventions to assist fleeing citizens, repatriated people and refugees
  • realization, through the Social Operating Room (Sala Operativa Sociale – SOS), of interventions in favour of homeless people
  • promotion of support actions provided for by the current regulations concerning the reception and assistance of foreign non-EU citizens and nomadic people
  • management, in a direct manner or by means of an agreement with other entities, of residential structures with organizational importance for the elderly, centres for immediate reception, reception centres for mothers with children under legal age, Casa dei Papà (Fathers’ House), group homes for minors, disabled and ex-detainees, and structures for groups of asylum seekers.

Also the following activities fall within the competences of the departmental offices:


  • management, also by means of an agreement, of Health and Assistance Residences (Residenze Sanitarie Assistenziali – R.S.A.);
  • social supply of food, meals delivered at home, food-supplying city network Siticibo;
  • night time reception of needy adults;
  • activation of proximity structures during the time period of cold weather emergency;
  • organization and management, also by means of an agreement, of initiatives in favour of the detainees and/or ex-detainees, as well as the coordination of interventions carried out on the local territory in favour of the aforementioned people;
  • formulation and preliminary activity for projects of home assistance aimed at people suffering from HIV and connected syndromes;
  • organization and management, directly or through an agreement, of emergency and mobile social intervention services;
  • coordination of the interventions in favour of subjects under guardianship, incapacitated or disabled.


ARES 2.0 is a society specialized in social and economic research, in activities of institutional communication, management of complex projects and educational training. Currently the society operates by means of a network of 35 professionals specialized in research concerning statistic, economic and social sciences, educational trainers, communication artists, videomakers, designers and management experts. The major areas of interest pertaining to ARES 2.0 are: labour market and professional training, sustainability and security, welfare, social policies and citizenship, undeclared labour and criminality, local development and competitiveness of businesses, industrial policies and Made in Italy economy. With this configuration Ares 2.0 has realized in the course of the last luster 66 research products, 36 communication activities and 30 audiovisual products. Starting from 2013 ARES 2.0, following the impulses coming from the global market, has decided to undertake an internationalization process and opened an European Project Management office. By leveraging the expertise and the network developed up to that time with regard to the management of complex national projects and backing them up with the skills coming from new resources specialized in the management of European projects, today Ares 2.0 appears as a society capable of seizing and enhancing heterogeneous funding opportunities coming from the EU system and capable of developing research and social intervention projects in various fields.


The Popica association is a non-profit organization which tries to give an answer to the tragic reality of the street children in Romania, through an incessant work to raise awareness and spread information about this difficult situation and through local intervention by planning and creating structures such as group homes, reception centres, and centres for educational training and inclusion in the labour world. On the national territory, as well as on the territory of Rome, the association is committed to dealing with the problems connected with immigration, paying particular attention to the Roma and Sinti communities.