ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES

In this section you will find demographics considerations  of today and of the past  of our territory; in the subsections the trend demographic over time and then the stories of who left and who arrived .

We are convinced that knowing the past, or who we were, will help us try to understand how the population will evolve,  who we will be. This  led us to think about the need to create this section:  "Arrivals and departures". The study was born with a double "track", a double perspective: demographic, based on arid "data" or  historical sources, and of "life", of people who emigrated or arrived ... yesterday as today.  

 

The rural settlement system in the past,  defined  "Scattered", connected to the sharecropping system, and "centralized" from the postwar period onwards, they have always been connected to the economic system that characterized  over time the territory of this valley. The emigration of the early twentieth century, which continued until the 1960s, led many Umbrians to seek their fortune elsewhere. In the last twenty years, many young people from Umbertide have taken the path of professional training to distant places.

 

The last three, four decades have seen  a considerable increase in the foreign population which today appears to be resident in Umbertide. Now the second and third generations of migrants from various countries of the world live here. We believe it is essential to become aware of all this in order to prepare a common ground, shared as much as possible, for the future of all the people of Umbria.  

Beyond the repressive political moments that give life to exile "volunteers", as during Fascism, we are convinced that economic history can help to clarify the consistent migratory and immigrant flows of departure and arrival in a territory. A territory "full" of population with respect to its ability to offer employment generates emigration, we believe this happened with the increase in population in the sharecropping system of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, an "empty" territory of population compared to  due to the new employment capacities, which occurred with the development of tobacco and activities related to mechanics, it attracts migratory flows. The historical economic and demographic perspectives are often intertwined.

Our future

And the future?  If you look at the little ones you can see the future of Umbertide with a good approximation. We took a look at the PTOF of the nursery and primary schools of our country, First and Second Circle.  There  presence of foreign students in Italian schools is 9.4% while the regional average is 13.8% .   The presence of immigrants from European and non-European countries in the first circle in Umbertide  are 35% of the total students, in the second Circle (which also includes the Municipality of Lisciano Niccone) the average is 21% , with peaks of  30% . It follows for us that the definition of a common identity, as a basis for living all together, cannot ignore the awareness that we started from here to look for work in distant countries, that entrepreneurs from other regions of Italy, from Veneto and the Tuscany for example,  they came to us because there was the possibility of setting up new businesses, that now prepared young people go abroad to study and work ... and people are looking for a better future in the same way as those who left 60 years or a century ago.

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