INGRiD’s priority is to address discrimination using an intersectional approach. In Italy, there are many actors involved in fighting discrimination. However, most focus on single factors such as gender, sexual orientation, nationality, skin colour, religious beliefs, etc. – all components which, together with others, form the complex identity of each of us. This approach does not fully acknowledge the amplified impact of the “intersection” of all these dimensions in creating dynamics of discrimination, exclusion, and oppression.


INGRiD promotes an intersectional approach in policies and practices dealing with anti-discrimination in Italy. INGRiD adopts a cross-sectoral approach, involves a variety of stakeholders, and combines empirical research, innovation of practices and policies, dissemination, and awareness-raising. It connects the local level, in particular the territories involved in the project (Trentino, South Tyrol, Veneto, Liguria, Marche) to the European dimension.


  • Combating discrimination through an intersectional approach
  • Increasing the effectiveness of anti-discrimination services in preventing, recognising, and combating multiple discrimination and consolidating local and national networks working with an intersectional approach
  • Raising awareness of multiple and intersectional discrimination among professionals working in public and private services (police staff, public transport operators, teachers, etc.) and making them “active agents” in the fight against discrimination on the territory
  • Liaising with policymakers at local, national, and European level to promote more inclusive anti-discrimination legislation and practices and raising awareness by increasing citizens’ capacity to recognise and combat discrimination and support inclusive policies.

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Local network and European framework

INGRiD’s work includes empirical research, training, exchange of practices, dialogue with policymakers, and awareness-raising. The project activities are informed by research work exploring the “hidden” dimensions of discrimination in both legislation and practice, with a particular focus on the territories covered by the project. Through the work of the partners, INGRiD proposes an extensive training action aimed at professionals from public and private services (law enforcement, public transport, teachers, civil servants, social services) and consolidates the work of a network of anti-discrimination desks in several provinces in Liguria and in Trento. Through an awareness campaign, dissemination work, journalistic investigations, and dialogue with policymakers, INGRiD promotes an intersectional approach to anti-discrimination, the adoption of more inclusive legislation, and the strengthening of anti-discrimination services. Strongly rooted in the territory, INGRiD constantly looks at the supranational dimension in order to contextualise the Italian case in the broader European framework, in order to be inspired by the good practices of other countries and to act in a transnational perspective for the adoption of new European laws ensuring a more effective protection against all forms of discrimination.

INGRiD’s partners