Italy

Asd Dogma Onlus

Asd Dogma Onlus is a non-profit organisation founded in 2011 in Milan to promote sports and physical education. They organise sports events with a strong social aspect, often in collaboration with private entities from Italy. In particular, Dogma Onlus promote sports for homeless people, people who suffer severe housing problems, or those who live in social community centres.

In addition to selecting and training the Italian Homeless World Cup Team, Dogma Onlus run three other projects: The Italian Homeless Cup, Calcio Solidale (Football Solidarity), and Scuola Solidale (School Solidarity).

Organisation Details

Participants

Socially marginalised men and women, often living in hostels

Locations

Milan, Florence, Morbejno, and Pavia

Homelessness Statistics

48000
People estimated to be homeless in Italy (FEANTSA, 2012)
70%
Of people experiencing homelessness in Italy are sleeping rough (FEANTSA, 2012)
59.4%
Of people in shelters for homeless people are immigrants (2012 Census)

Immigration represents a specific challenge for the country. Due to its location, Italy is one of the most important destinations for people entering Europe. Immigrants are one of the groups most vulnerable to homelessness (IOM).