The Scalabrini International Migration Network (SIMN) is an organization established in 2007 by the Congregation of the Scalabrinian Missionaries. It counts more than 250 local entities throughout the world involved in various activities and services to help people on the move.
SIMN’s mission is the promoting of development through a variety of programs and services offered to migrants, refugees, displaced people, nomads and people on the move.
SIMN favors an ethical approach to the governance of international migration to safeguard and promote the dignity and the rights of migrants, refugees, the internally displaced, seamen and itinerants throughout the world. It is engaged in a permanent dialogue with political representatives and cooperates with civil society’s organizations at the regional, national and international levels.
The pastoral services (Centers of Study and SIMI) are engaged in research, production and dissemination of qualified information; in management formation; in social sensitization and development; in political cooperation and in the gathering of financial resources.
The dialogue and cooperation with political entities and organizations of civil society facilitate participation in global regional and national processes in matters regarding the governance of migration; in organizing conferences and seminars in matters of migration and related subjects; in sponsoring scientific research on migration policies. In addition, SIMN hosts the International Forum on Migration and Peace.
In Brazil, SIMN is responsible for 15 projects in the areas of migration, legal assistance, job creation, research, education and development.