To meet and get to know new people in Emilia-Romagna there are several opportunities offered by online tools, associations and local services. Here are some suggestions.

Open Labs

The Open Labs of Emilia-Romagna are urban spaces equipped with advanced ICT solutions where cooperation and collaboration are developed between companies, citizens, third sector stakeholders, universities and the world of research and public administration. Here you can find the actors who play a significant role in the transformation of the information society in the urban environment. In them, the city becomes a laboratory to build up the future and to create opportunities, including entrepreneurial ones. The Open Labs organize initiatives and events on new technologies, culture and creativity. They also promote paths to help new business in developing and innovating, offering equipped and stimulating workspaces.

The website is available only in Italian.

Sports activities

Sports in Emilia-Romagna is practiced and widespread in many sectors, both at competitive and amateur levels, with a wide choice of sporting activities from the most common to those less widespread at a national level.

Several opportunities are offered by the main sports clubs: Sports Club Database in Emilia-Romagna (only in Italian)

International workers associations

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Online tools

Meetup is a platform to find and build local communities:

Expat is an online community dedicated to expats to have a point of reference where they can exchange information, share opinions, but also organize meetings with other expats, compatriots and others:

Internations, is a large expat community in the world, created to help foreigners integrate into the new reality, meeting people who share the same situation to start feeling at home:

Urban Trekking

Urban trekking is the ideal way to meet new people and the city you moved to. It is in fact a new way of doing tourism, less structured and far from the most popular circuits, which favors the most hidden and least known corners of the Italian cities of art.

For more information look at the web pages dedicated to Emilia-Romagna and to the city where you live:

Voluntary associations

In Emilia-Romagna there are many voluntary associations in different areas of intervention. To identify the voluntary associations where to serve or to participate in the events that they organize, it is possible to subscribe to the newsletter of the service centers for local volunteering where they reside, provincial or sub-provincial structures that represent the main voluntary associations active in the area that organize events and activities open to all.

Moreover, thanks to the regional register of voluntary associations present in Emilia-Romagna it is possible to carry out a search by area and territory and to identify the most suitable association.

For more information:

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