W.A.I. is always there, even before your arrival

Welcome Association Italy (W.A.I.) is a trade union that adheres to the Autonomous Federation of Transport Unions – F.A.S.T. CONF.S.A.L. Our objective is to provide assistance to foreign citizens who want to live in Italy and to promote measures of Welfare to assist and ward the workers.

W.A.I. promotes the knowledge and the development of the cultural, social, economic, recreational, sports and religious expressions of foreigners in Italy. W.A.I. supports the spreading of any information and/or activities useful for their stay on Italian territory.

It also fosters the positive integration of foreigners in the Italian society with special regard to their rights and duties, to the various opportunities for personal and community integration and growth, putting them in contact with institutions, facilitating their access to public and private services, assisting them in connecting with the academic world and the job market, and promoting every event and initiative aimed at their health awareness, social security, legal and welfare protection during their stay in Italy.

What we deal with


social, linguistic and intercultural mediation in order to facilitate relations between foreigners, belonging to different ethnic, national, linguistic and religious groups and Italian public administrations.

Trade union protection

W.A.I. stands as a union representation of:

  • migrant workers;
  • students, interns and trainees;
  • Immigrant subjects with entry visa/residence permit or civil registration;
  • employed and self-employed workers;
  • retirees.


Integrative Welfare to promote the transition from school to work, employment, skills development and entrepreneurship. Welfare measures also promote initiatives to foster social projects and investments that integrate public and mandatory welfare.