Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI), which is responsible for the promotion and coordination of the Italian fashion industry, has announced the launch of a humanitarian project that looks to aid in the integration of Ukrainian refugees.
Members of the CNMI have agreed to offer a collective total of 150 jobs to Ukrainian refugees, with temporary contracts that will allow for flexibility if necessary.
The initiative closely follows CNMI’s involvement in a fundraising campaign led by the UN agency for refugees (UNHCR), which the organisation said raised over 4.5 million euros for those in need.
“Europe is living through a severe political and humanitarian crisis,” said Carlo Capasa, chairman of CNMI, in a release. “As an institution and as individuals, we all feel the need to make a concrete contribution aimed at people.”
Capasa continued: “Thanks to the commitment, the sensitivity and the generosity of our associates, we are able to activate a project which offers hope and builds bridges for a peaceful, collaborative and inclusive future.”
The project will be part of a collaboration with the Presidents of the Italian Regional Councils, the regional National Association of Italian Municipalities and mayors of the towns linked to CNMI members.