Francesco is the president of the Cuneo City Centre’s Neighbourhood Committee, an elected body which is tasked with collecting the local community’s needs, requests and proposals and transmitting them to the municipality. Francesco explains how the city centre of Cuneo, a town located in Piedmont (Italy) with a population of around 50 thousand inhabitants, has passed from being the most elegant neighborhood of Cuneo to becoming the most challenging area.
Native residents and shopkeepers have moved away while the presence of people coming from other continents has substantially increased. The coexistence between long term residents and newcomers is multifaceted and develops through conflicts, compromises, and cooperation. Francesco and the Neighbourhood Committee have to navigate this complexity to build a renewed, cohesive community.
The documentary (5’29”) has been produced within the Horzion2020 project “Whole-COMM. Exploring the Integration of Post-2014 Migrants in Small and Medium-sized Towns and Rural Areas from a Whole of Community Perspective“