If you move with your family, Emilia-Romagna offers many services for you and your children.

If you are a foreign citizen, you must apply for a reunion visa and, in the case of dependent children, it is useful to check the enrollment methods in the pre-school and school system of Emilia-Romagna. The age of majority in Italy is 18.

Family reunification

Family reunification is an essential tool to allow family life, as it helps to create a socio-cultural stability that facilitates integration.

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Educational system of learning and training in Italy 

The Italian pre-school system (from 0 to 5 years)

Nurseries (0 to 3 years)

For boys and girls from 0 to 3 years, it is possible to take advantage of public or private daycare services (or nurseries):

Pre-school (3 to 5 years)

For boys and girls aged 3 to 5 the school is not compulsory, but there are pre-schools, both public and private:

The Italian mandatory education system (from 6 to 16 years)

The Italian school is mandatory for children aged 6 to 16 and is divided into educational levels:

The second cycle of education (high school education) is divided into two types of programs:


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Babysitting and baby parking

If you need a babysitter to whom you can entrust your children occasionally or even for several hours a day, in Emilia-Romagna there are organizations, such as the Centers for families, the Informa Families and Children branches, the associations and local unions, which provide lists of babysitters. Furthermore, there are several Baby Parking services.

For more information:

Informa famiglie - Babysitter and baby parking (only in Italian)

Intercultural centers of Emilia-Romagna

Intercultural centers are places of mediation and confrontation between cultures and they represent an important resource for local institutions and citizenship as they promote a positive and open approach to diversity. Each cultural center organizes different events and initiatives for young people and adults.

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Cultural and recreational activities for children and young adults

Emilia-Romagna is very attentive to the promotion of children's rights and offers free services spread throughout the regional territory dedicated to promoting the socialization of all children and young people, with particular attention to the integration of foreign minors.

there is a vast offer of services: from aggregation centers and cultural centers to specialized libraries.

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