Contact ISSA Member

Association 21 July

Association 21 July
(+39) 06 64815620
Geographical Focus
National level
Type of organisation
Main Activity Type
Service ProvisionCapacity BuildingPolicy developmentAdvocacyResearch and knowledgeMonitoring and Evaluation
Quality PedagogyChild RightsAccess to ServicesSocial inclusion for Romani and migrant children
Targeted Age Groups
Birth to threeThree to SixSix to TenTen+
Members target groups
ChildrenVulnerable marginilized childrenParents/care-takersSocial workersPolicy makersLocal authoritiesPractitionioners with Romani background


Associazione 21 luglio is engaged in the promotion of the rights of Roma and Sinti communities in Italy and focuses mainly on the protection of children's rights and the fight against any form of discrimination and intolerance.


Associazione 21 Luglio Brings a Mobile Play Hub to Community Meeting Spots in Rome

TOY for Inclusion Play Hubs give children a save, welcoming place to interact, play and spend quality time with other children and adults. As part...

ISSA Members are at the Forefront of Innovations in the Early Years Sector in Europe

The European Commission’s ECEC webinar “Working with families and the whole community” last week highlighted 7 initiatives from across...

TOY for Inclusion organizes successful event at the EU Parliament

“I strongly believe that social inclusion starts with young children and their eagerness to play,” posts Slovenian MEP Tanja Fajon on Twitter...

NEWS - Francesca and Dzemila talk ISSA Conference

We caught up with Francesca Colombo & Dzemila Salkanovic of Association 21 July, to share their reflections on the ISSA...

NEWS - Association 21 July: ‘Little by Little, the Girl started making Friends.’

Blessed with the opportunity to speak face to face with so many people from our member organizations at the Annual Council meeting, we took...

NEWS - TOY for Inclusion Wins Lifelong Learning Award 2018

We are delighted to announce that our project TOY for Inclusion has received the Lifelong Learning Awards 2018 in early December....

NEWS - TOY for Inclusion Gets Extended

The TOY for Inclusion project and the Early Childhood Education and Care Play Hubs, received support for another 2 years. ...

A day at the “Scuolina” with young children in Italy

These days Associazione 21 Luglio is creating new magical experiences for children and parents attending the “Scuolina” (little school), a

ISSA member Associazione 21 Luglio writes about how Italy is failing the lives of Roma people

ISSA has two new members

Over the last few weeks ISSA has added two new members to our burgeoning network which widens our influence across the globe. We now have our our...

ISSA and Members: Promoting inclusion of Romani children – through TOY

Combatting segregation of young Romani children and enhancing social cohesion of local communities are the core principles of TOY for Inclusion...

In their own words: reflections on ISSA Conference 2016

Representatives of ISSA Member Association 21 July...

Resources and practices

Systemic approach

During the COVID-19 pandemic, food deprivation of households with young children has emerged as a priority among priorities.

Tales on the phone

For young children a phone line has been activated: they can call the line every day from Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 12.00 to listen to fairy...