Carlo Stasolla has 30 years of experience in the field of Roma inclusion, gained through working with local and national organizations. He has lived in Roma settlements in Rome (Italy) for about 14 years and has gained an in-depth knowledge of the reference regulatory framework at national and European level, carrying out constant research, study, monitoring, and advocacy activities for the implementation of policies and practices based on the respect of human rights. He is the president of Associazione 21 Luglio, an independent organization that by its statute cannot access Italian public funding and which works to support communities and individuals in conditions of extreme segregation and discrimination.
He has been a member of the Italian parliament’s “Jo Cox Committee” on hate, intolerance, xenophobia and racism, and has written numerous essays and articles for magazines and weeklies. In 2012, he published Sulla pelle dei rom, an analysis of the policies targeting Roma communities implemented by Rome city council under the mayoralty of Gianni Alemanno. He is a member of the Migration Council of the Migrantes Foundation within the Italian Episcopal Conference. And, in December 2017, he was elected an Ashoka Fellow.
All the research reports of the Associazione 21 Luglio can be downloaded free of charge at the following URL: www.21luglio.org/cosa-facciamo/ricerca.